Top 26 Zombieland Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Zombieland facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Zombieland film message.

Tallahassee spends the entire movie looking for Twinkies. While screaming about Snowballs and a lack of Twinkies during the Hostess Truck scene, there are a stack of Twinkies behind the left door just out of his view.

Tallahassee should've looked harder for those Twinkies.
Tallahassee should've looked harder for those Twinkies.

Zombieland Trivia

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  1. When Tallahassee and Columbus meet their mirror images, it's a direct reference to a scene in the original zom-com (zombie comedy), Shaun Of The Dead, when the same thing happens to Shaun and his friends.

  2. Woody Harrelsons character has an affinity for Twinkies. But because of his vegan diet, he replaced them with faux-Twinkies made of cornmeal.

  3. Tallahassee tells Nevada about his Elvis "story" in which, he recalls having a friend get him to do his Elvis impression in the school library. The story is a lightly fictionalized recount from Woody Harrelson's life. Story @ 22:05

Zombieland Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Tallahassee ends up driving the same kind of minivan he destroys for pleasure in the first movie (Zombieland 2009), a Pontiac Trans Sport/Chevrolet Lumina
    Tallahassee ends up driving the same kind of minivan he destroys for pleasure in the first movie (Zombieland 2009), a Pontiac Trans Sport/Chevrolet Lumina
  • 1 - After arriving to the Whitehouse, Woody Harrelson's character pardons Wesley Snipes from tax evasion. Woody and Wesley starred in four movies together, including White Men Can't Jump and Money Train.
    After arriving to the Whitehouse, Woody Harrelson's character pardons Wesley Snipes from tax evasion. Woody and Wesley starred in four movies together, including White Men Can't Jump and Money Train.
  • Columbus is vividly explaining a scenario where a zombie gets stuck in the wheel of a bicycle, the hair getting tangled in the chains and going round and round. Just as he finishes, a long piece of plastic gets stuck in his roller bag, illustrating how it actually looked.

Zombieland Hidden Details

1 - When Columbus remembers his first zombie, he calls his neighbor 406 and she calls him 408 (apartment numbers) so "real" character's names are never revealed in the movie.
When Columbus remembers his first zombie, he calls his neighbor 406 and she calls him 408 (apartment numbers) so "real" character's names are never revealed in the movie.

When Jessie Eisenberg throws the drink out the window was actually a move the actor improvised during auditions that won him the role.

1 - When Wichita and Columbus are dancing in the White House, an Obama "Hope" Picture can be seen in the background. Since the first movie took place in 2009, Obama was the last President and Trump was never elected.
When Wichita and Columbus are dancing in the White House, an Obama "Hope" Picture can be seen in the background. Since the first movie took place in 2009, Obama was the last President and Trump was never elected.
1 - Tallahassee states that there are 6 people left in the world. In addition to the 4 main characters and Bill Murray, this includes Cynthia Knickerbocker, who appears very briefly as the Zombie Kill of the Week Winner.
Tallahassee states that there are 6 people left in the world. In addition to the 4 main characters and Bill Murray, this includes Cynthia Knickerbocker, who appears very briefly as the Zombie Kill of the Week Winner.

You can see a billboard for the movie 2012 (2009) while they drive into Los Angeles. Zombieland was released one month before 2012, and both are films by Columbia Pictures.

1 - ... a Christmas gift was given to Little Rock in a previous scene that was wrapped from a painting of President Taft. A few scenes later, the painting is shown.
... a Christmas gift was given to Little Rock in a previous scene that was wrapped from a painting of President Taft. A few scenes later, the painting is shown.
1 - Columbus has a rule about fastening seatbelts. The only time he is inconsistent with this rule is when he is trying to impress Wichita. Later on, when she isn't present, he goes back to fastening his seatbelt.
Columbus has a rule about fastening seatbelts. The only time he is inconsistent with this rule is when he is trying to impress Wichita. Later on, when she isn't present, he goes back to fastening his seatbelt.
1 - They go to the White House & Tallahassee declares himself president. He signs a pardon for his Whitemen Can't Jump and Money Train co-star, Wesley Snipes. Snipes had been convicted of tax evasion, but had not gone to jail yet before the zombie outbreak happened.
They go to the White House & Tallahassee declares himself president. He signs a pardon for his Whitemen Can't Jump and Money Train co-star, Wesley Snipes. Snipes had been convicted of tax evasion, but had not gone to jail yet before the zombie outbreak happened.
1 - When Tallahassee and Columbus search the hostess van, T gets angry at the lack of Twinkies. But as you can see to the right of the screen, there are a couple Twinkies hiding in the Snowballs
When Tallahassee and Columbus search the hostess van, T gets angry at the lack of Twinkies. But as you can see to the right of the screen, there are a couple Twinkies hiding in the Snowballs
1 - There is a Twinkie plush on the front of Tallahassee's car to represent his love for Twinkies which was the McGuffin for the first movie (Zombieland)
There is a Twinkie plush on the front of Tallahassee's car to represent his love for Twinkies which was the McGuffin for the first movie (Zombieland)
1 - Columbus, Wichita, & Flagstaff are playing Magic: The Gathering in the Hound Dog Hotel.
Columbus, Wichita, & Flagstaff are playing Magic: The Gathering in the Hound Dog Hotel.
1 - A random finger appears
A random finger appears

- Anyone else notice this random finger in the frame?

1 - The characters of Albuquerque and Flagstaff are doppelg?ngers of Tallahassee and Columbus. While reading the first Zombieland screenplay today I realized those were Columbus' and Tallahassee's original names. Their doppelg?ngers in the sequel are a nod to that.
The characters of Albuquerque and Flagstaff are doppelg?ngers of Tallahassee and Columbus. While reading the first Zombieland screenplay today I realized those were Columbus' and Tallahassee's original names. Their doppelg?ngers in the sequel are a nod to that.

Bill Murray's Monopoly game has real money in it.

1 - Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) issues a pardon for his former Whitemen Can't Jump and Money Train co-star, Wesley Snipes, who served three years for tax evasion/fraud.
Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) issues a pardon for his former Whitemen Can't Jump and Money Train co-star, Wesley Snipes, who served three years for tax evasion/fraud.
1 - There is a portrait in the White House with the face cut out. Who could it be?
There is a portrait in the White House with the face cut out. Who could it be?
Zombieland poster
Zombieland poster

Zombieland Plot

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Zombieland. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director Ruben Fleischer
Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
IMDB score 7.6