Synopsis: After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse.
Director(s): Robert Schwentke
Production: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

You think you've

had a bad day at work?

I think I got you beat.

That's not me.

Nope, that's my partner.

Suck it!

There I am.

Three or four days ago, I

didn't know this world existed.

But three or four days ago,

I wasn't in the Rest

In Peace Department.


I heard you

coming a mile away.

Look at this, French girl gets

the drop on Boston's finest.

You got the drop on me, huh?


But I feel like

a genius right now.

I couldn't have

planned this better.

Well, genius, there is an

orange tree in the backyard.

How did that get there?

Oh, yeah, there is an orange

tree in the backyard.

How weird.


I don't know

how it got here.

Me neither.

You know it's a symbol of

prosperity, don't you?

No, I've never

heard that.


Ask anyone in Florida.

No, you're crazy.

This tree is never gonna

make it through the winter.

We might not make

it through the winter

in this freezing

little house!

I love our

freezing little house.

You do, do you?



But don't you want more?

You're always

worried about money.

Don't you want

a real house? A car?

I don't worry

about money, you do.

I have everything

I need right here.

My husband, with me.

Well, you'll

always have that.

I gotta go to work.

I'll tell you when

you can go to work.

Oh, really?



Watch that ankle.

I love you, baby.

Bye. Love you.

Got my picture in

a trophy case, I see.

Look at that.

Already immortalized.

Right place, right time.

What can I say?

Hey, Bobby.


Murphy! Jesus, get a

robe or something.

You're asking too

much of that towel.

Morning, partner.


Hey, guys.

Love to have you at the union

meeting Monday. BOTH: Oh!

No, no!

Sweet Jesus, Murphy.

I will shoot that thing.

That's pretty


It's gonna be a while before

I get that image out.


what did you do with yours?

I buried it.


I thought you were joking about that.

But it's not the worst idea.

It's gold,

you bury it. Right?

Listen, Bobby.

I'm out.

You're out?


Nothing has to

change for you.

You do whatever you want, but I'm

putting mine in evidence. It's done.

Nicky, I said

I would move it for us.

I'll take care of everything.

That's not what I'm

talking about, Bobby.

I'm talking about the way she

looked at me this morning,

I knew.

Look, we went in there to make

a drug bust, which we did.

We didn't expect this gold

to fall into our laps.

We weren't looking

for it, but it happened.

The way I see it,

you do it for Julia.

For your future together.

It's simple.

No, she's happy.

I'm not gonna risk that.

I'm sorry, buddy.

You're right.

I hate it

when you're right.

We gotta turn

the whole thing in.

There goes the speedboat.


You don't have to worry, I'm

not wagging my finger at you.

You do whatever

you want to do.

No, it's bothering me, too.

So, let's grow old

and poor together.

Listen up, we got Garza.

We got an address.

Wait, you got Garza? You

got actual eyes on him?

An informant gave up

his whole met operation.

He's there, we got him.

Okay, we're

in business, partner.

Get another picture

in the trophy case.

You know how long we've been

waiting for Garza to slip up.

This guy's a meth dealer, a cop killer.

He's got 30 guys with him.

He's not gonna go easy.

Now, stand by for inspiring,

motivating words

from Detective Bobby Hayes.

How about we don't

get shot today?

That's great advice.

You're a good cop.

Detective Hayes advises

we should avoid getting shot.

And also, everybody should put

their charm bracelets on now.

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