The Walking Dead (2010– )
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In Atlanta, Rick is rescued by a group of survivors, but they soon find themselves trapped inside a department store surrounded by walkers.

Director:

Michelle MacLaren

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal ... Shane Walsh
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dale Horvath
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Michael Rooker ... Merle Dixon
Emma Bell ... Amy Harrison
Andrew Rothenberg ... Jim
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Morales (as Juan Pareja)
Irone Singleton ... T-Dog
Jeryl Prescott ... Jacqui (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)
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Storyline

Rescued from his precarious situation, Rick meets a band of scavengers who have made their way to Atlanta to get supplies for their larger group that lives in a makeshift camp just outside the city. They're trapped in a department store with hundreds of zombies trying to break down the door to at them. Tensions are high and Rick ends up handcuffing one of them, a redneck named Merle Dixon, to keep him from killing someone. They try to escape through the sewers without success and Rick comes up with a clever scheme to draw the zombies away from their location. They have to leave one man behind however. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus, is a character created specially for the series. See more »

Goofs

When Rick and Glenn get to the truck in the construction site they're forced to reverse from a horde of "walkers." Rick looks behind him to back up even though the truck has no rear window. He would have had to look in his side mirrors to see behind them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lori Grimes: [Amy brings Lori back some berries from the woods] Any luck?
Amy Harrison: How do we tell if they're poison?
Lori Grimes: Uh, there's only one sure way I know of.
Amy Harrison: Ask Shane when he gets back?
Lori Grimes: Yeah, you've got it.
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Connections

Featured in The Walking Dead: Behind the Dead (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm A Man
(uncredited)
Written by Bo Diddley
Published by Jewel Music Publishing LTD/ARC Music Group
Performed by Black Strobe
2007 Playloudrecordings
Licensed courtesy of Playloudrecordings / Beggars Group
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To walk or not to walk ? Buzz off ! Guts is the answer.
8 November 2010 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

In the same vein as the pilot. As scary and immersive thanks to its top notch production Guts still managed to make The Walking Dead recipe even more tasty. More gory, more intense and a juicy mix of popcorn entertainment and philhorrosophical elements. Having diner while watching the show would be the worst meal ever, but definitely the quickest way to throw up. The Days Gone Bye headshots were nothing compared to the bloody scenes I had to endure. Of course it wasn't heavy on visuals but the sounds are so well rendered that it's easy to picture what's happening. Otherwise these painful, but mandatory, experiences were smoothed thanks to marvelous cheesy acting. It's disgusting the way we treat zombies ! Well things are more subtle than in your average scream movie because our characters are not brainless, far from it. From memories, emotions to moral values most of them have a strong empathy factor. Let's separate to get all killed one by one ! What a bright idea, not on the show. Rick's plan to escape was well designed and the character he heard on the radio should grow on you in no time. I was specially impressed by his charisma and the way he directed his team mates at some point. A teamwork ingredient we don't get to smack so often. The last time I was so dazzled by it was probably after watching Prison Break's Vs. twisted episode and of course some Smallville candies. The more we care about them, the better. Because that way when they have to walk silently in a dark alley it summons the chicken within. Yes you read me. Far from luring our attention from its evil roots there's also something deeply humanist about the story, reminiscent of George A. Romero's work. As a fan of Sara Tancredi I was also anticipating Sarah Wayne Callies's return as Lori Grimes. Her arc was minor but essential as its inevitable collision with the other is intriguing. Moreover even if her part could have been more convincing she definitely has potential and her behavior raised questions about love, friendship and sexuality. Maybe it's the ultimate one behind most walking productions, even Shaun of the Dead. What makes us human ?


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