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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Pilon ...
Dr. Bill Fuller
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Dr. Jessica Morgan, Director McNaughton Labs
Céline Lomez ...
Margo Simar the Carrier
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Dr. Dave McKay
Brenda Donohue ...
Dr. Celia Graham, Bill's Associate
Jonah Royston ...
Dr. Allen Saunders, Public Health Officer
Barbara Gordon ...
Joan Fuller, Bill's Wife
Jack Van Evera ...
Station Wagon Driver picking up Margo
Trevor Rose ...
Roger, little boy
Renata Bosacki ...
Jill, little girl
Micheal Donaghue ...
Ward Security Agent
Joseph Golland ...
Dr. Liebowitz
Alan Haberfield ...
Epileptic
Linda Kemp ...
Woman in hospital
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Escaping guard
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An ambitious lab assistant carries out a forbidden experiment and accidentally creates a deadly bacteria which kills her and rapidly engulfs the city. The authorities order a curtain of secrecy and impose quarantine on all known contacts whilst embarking on a desperate search for a cure. Meanwhile one of the people in quarantine escapes and becomes the unwitting carrier of the disease. She spreads the plague wherever she goes and becomes a fugitive on the run eluding the police through subways and alleyways. In a gripping gripping built up of events, the full horror of the plague becomes public and the onslaught has to be stopped before all human life on Earth is destroyed. Written by Anonymous

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Secret laboratory experiments finally found a new way for you to die...and you will! See more »

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26 January 1979 (USA)  »

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M-3: The Gemini Strain  »

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CAD 525,000 (estimated)
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companion piece to "andromeda strain."
29 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

most of the people who comment on this film just don't get it. they don't appreciate it for the low budget gem that it is. "gemini strain" makes an excellent companion piece to the original "andromeda strain." "andromeda" is quality "a" filmaking, a full-budgeted production helmed by a major director (robert wise). as such, it's one of the best and most interesting pictures released by a major studio during the seventies. "gemini," on the other hand, is a down-and-dirty, low budget Canadian tax shelter flick. as a result it's grungier, grime-ier, and more "realistic" in a banal way. neither film is "better" than the other. each one represents a different approach to similar material. each deserves to be appreciated on its own merits. (i'm not going to give the film a numerical rating. film is too subtle and nuanced a medium to be quantified on a one to ten basis.)


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