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Dead Weight (2012)

Charlie is traveling through the wilderness to find his girlfriend, Samantha, after civilization is destroyed by widespread biological attacks. He must try to survive while dealing with other survivors and his own emotional burdens.

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Adam Bartlett, John Pata
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Belknap Joe Belknap ... Charlie Russell
Mary Lindberg Mary Lindberg ... Samantha MacReady
Michelle Courvais ... Meredith
Aaron Christensen ... Thomas
Sam Lenz Sam Lenz ... Dustin
Jess Ader Jess Ader ... Drew
Matty Field Matty Field ... Bobby
Jake Martin Jake Martin ... Roy
Mark Muetzel Mark Muetzel ... Clint
Steve Herson Steve Herson ... Harrison
Cheri Sandlin Cheri Sandlin ... Ellen
Fran St. Andre Fran St. Andre ... Greg
Jason Ryf Jason Ryf ... Riley
Reva Fox Reva Fox ... Janelle
Adam Loper Adam Loper ... Bruce
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Charlie Russell passes through the wilderness in the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha. As Charlie's journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions Charlie must attempt to break his obsessions with the past. He must learn to let it go. Written by Adam Bartlett and John Pata

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Learn To Let It Go ... Or Die Trying See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

During the airport scene, actress Mary Lindberg's parents sit behind her, and actor Joe Belknap's parents walk behind him. As the filmmakers decided, the Lindbergs await the Belknaps arrival, and leave the airport together. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Russell: I came all this way just to see you.
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Crazy Credits

Stangaar, a possum/hedgehog plushy retrieved from a gas station claw machine while production was halted by a blizzard and later named the official mascot of Dead Weight, is seen with the character of Mark, and receives credit for playing himself. See more »

Connections

References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

(When It's My) Time To Go
Written by Todd Vandenburgh
Performed by Heller Mason
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Great indie movie
17 March 2013 | by lansingjimSee all my reviews

I watched this with a little hesitation, because low budget indie movies can suck to the point of being painful. You don't need multimillion dollar budgets to make a good movie, but often a little money can make the difference between lame and pretty good. Luckily in this case it all comes together rather well. There's a few instances of wooden acting and the typical plot glitches, but overall the folks behind this movie did a wonderful job with what they had. While everyone did a pretty good job, the two female leads were superb. I hope to see them again, because they had the perfect "girl next door" looks and managed to come off so real that it made me feel like I knew them. Well done and I hope these guys get another chance to make a movie. Nice pacing, great scenery and an involving storyline made this worth a watch.


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30 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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