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Quarantine (1989)

 |  Sci-Fi  |  4 December 1990 (USA)
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In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a ... See full summary »

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Beatrice Boepple ...
Ivan Joad
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Spencer Crown
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Senator Ford
Tom McBeath ...
Lt. Beck
Michele Goodger ...
Berlin Ford
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The Kid
Susan Chapple ...
Senator Campbell
Lee Taylor ...
Dr. Jim
Don Mackie ...
Ford's doctor
Amy Newman ...
Dr. Currie
David Brass ...
Tip
Frank Ferrucci ...
Guard
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Guard
Steve Dotto
Roman Podhora ...
Trooper
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In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a particularly reactionary senator stumble onto a computer programmer trying to track and eradicate the disease. Written by Anonymous

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MINIMAL MATTER TO DIGEST HERE.
24 November 2001 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

Canadian Charles Wilkinson, who wrote and directed this banal affair, seems inadequately prepared to handle his subject: autocratic control of a populace, as a feature film. Made in British Columbia with a Canadian cast, some of whom have done good work elsewhither, this piece stars Beatrice Boepple (who, after a short stint in cinema, blessedly chose a career change) as a rebel against the system who nearly single-handedly routs a governmental conspiracy. Cinematographer Tobias Schliessler attempts to make some scenes interesting but the script is so jumbled and inane that one immediately wishes for events to move along toward some sort of conclusion. Despite a narrow operating budget, the writer/director attempts to graft a surfeit of sub-plots onto an already shallow point of view, with predictable results. Awkward usage of extras and stunt personnel seals the fate of any movement to achieve narrative flow, and one cannot help but wonder about what sort of film was intended to be made.


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