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The Carrier (1988)

The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Fortescue ...
Jake Spear
Stevie Lee ...
Treva
Steve Dixon ...
Dr. Anthony King
Paul Silverman ...
The Reverend (as N. Paul Silverman)
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Joshua
DeLaney Provencher ...
Jane
Matt Shear ...
Seth
Robin Fleck ...
Dena
Adam Dorr ...
Little Tommy
Marina Seeman ...
Aunt Syphillus
Marti DeLoach ...
Grandma Jones
Gregory J. Lanesey ...
Mike (as Greg Lanesey)
Patrick Butler ...
Tim
Julia Escher ...
Mary
Jason E. Hays ...
Dick
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The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they are dissolved into it. No one knows that Jake is the carrier except him. This brings about the "red objects" that specify every object that he has touched, as discovered by the community with cats. They use cats to test inanimate objects for the disease. And they cover themselves in garbage bags to protect themselves. Written by The Masked Avenger

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One touch and you're gone!

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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August 1988 (Australia)  »

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Contagio 1992  »

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Joshua: You, you and you-guard the cats.
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Story board artist, Jonathan B. Wright's name was misspelled in the credits. See more »

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I'm sad to see that the talent in this film didn't go father...
18 February 2008 | by (California) – See all my reviews

For a small budget film, it has more heart and interest and originality than 90% of what passes for drama or horror coming out of Hollywood. The young actor, Gregory Fortescue, is attractive on many levels and effectively carries the film. Yes, it can be seen as an AIDS allegory....but it also presents a different take on the disaffected and confused young man...Gregory's character Jake can be seen as an AIDS victim....or as James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause...or as the Werewolf in American Werewolf in London. Unusual, original, recommended...just a little confusing at times.

I found it on a bit-torrent site.

Otherwise...hard to find.


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