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FULL SYNOPSIS

George Romero's The Crazies involves a biochemical warfare virus code-named "Trixie" that gets into the water supply of Evans City, PA. It has two equally unpleasant effects, either killing its victims outright or driving them hopelessly insane. The military descends on the town like a plague of locusts, quarantining the area and dragging the frightened citizens from their homes to be corralled at the local high school while the "powers that be" figure out what to do. Human interest revolves around firefighting Nam vet David and his pregnant wife, Judy, who try to escape the quarantine, the virus, and the militant redneck locals whom Romero portrays as even more fearsome than the soldiers. There's also an infected father and daughter, played by Richard Liberty (Day of the Dead) and pretty Lynn Lowry (Shivers), who gives the film's best performance as an innocent waif who mourns the passing of her own sanity. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:March 16, 1973

Cast

Richard Liberty
as Artie
Richard France
as Dr. Watts
Ned Schmidtke
as Sgt. Tragesser
Lynn Lowry
as Kathie
Lloyd Hollar
as Col. Pockem
Leland Starnes
as Shelby
Kim Smith
Lane Carroll
as Judy
Bill Hinzman
Harry Spillman
as Maj. Ryder
Stephen Liska

Crew

George A. Romero
Director
George A. Romero
Screenwriter
Paul McCollough
Screen Story
Bill Hinzman
Cinematographer
Bruce Roberts
Composer (Music Score)
George A. Romero
Editor
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