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Director:
Writers:
Michael Crichton (novel)
Robert Schenkkan (teleplay)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
11 May 2008 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
It's A Bad Day To Be Human.
Plot:
A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped. Full summary »
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 27 of 30)

Benjamin Bratt ... Dr. Jeremy Stone (4 episodes, 2008)

Christa Miller ... Dr. Angela Noyce (4 episodes, 2008)

Louis Ferreira ... Colonel James C. Ferrus (4 episodes, 2008)

Ricky Schroder ... Major Bill Keane MD (4 episodes, 2008)
Michal Suchánek ... Lance Stone (4 episodes, 2008)

Eric McCormack ... Jack Nash (4 episodes, 2008)

Daniel Dae Kim ... Dr. Tsi Chou (4 episodes, 2008)

Barry Flatman ... Charles 'Chuck' Beeter (4 episodes, 2008)

Ted Whittall ... President William J. Scott (4 episodes, 2008)

Ted Atherton ... Edward 'Ed' Dewitt (4 episodes, 2008)

Andre Braugher ... General George W. Mancheck (4 episodes, 2008)

Juan Carlos Velis ... Roach (4 episodes, 2008)
Roman Podhora ... General Blair (4 episodes, 2008)

Viola Davis ... Dr. Charlene Barton (3 episodes, 2008)

Anna Galvin ... Lisa Stone (3 episodes, 2008)

Jonathan Potts ... Pat Terrence (3 episodes, 2008)
Ava Salomon ... Sarah Scott (3 episodes, 2008)

Emily Holmes ... Joanne Scott (3 episodes, 2008)

Fred Keating ... Charles Henderson (3 episodes, 2008)

Denise Galik ... Annie Dillon (3 episodes, 2008)

Kurt Max Runte ... Sherriff Martin Willis (3 episodes, 2008)

Cory Dagg ... General Michaelson (3 episodes, 2008)

Adrian Holmes ... Sam Barton (2 episodes, 2008)

Nicola Anderson ... Lt. Amy Deacon (2 episodes, 2008)

Paul Perri ... Dr. Smithson (2 episodes, 2008)

Eve Harlow ... Leila (2 episodes, 2008)

Douglas O'Keeffe ... Blonde Man / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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Series Directed by
Mikael Salomon (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Crichton (4 episodes, 2008)
Robert Schenkkan (4 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Ron Binkowski .... co-producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Clara George .... producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Malcolm Reeve .... co-producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Mikael Salomon .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Ridley Scott .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Tony Scott .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Tom Thayer .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
David W. Zucker .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Joel J. Richard (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jon Joffin (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott Vickrey (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting by
Denise Chamian (4 episodes, 2008)
Scout Masterson (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Jerry Wanek (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Hermansen (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Merlin Dervisevic (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jenni Gullett (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jill Bailey .... first assistant makeup artist / makeup artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Ian C. Ballard .... key hair stylist (4 episodes, 2008)
Susan Boyd .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 2008)
Lise Kuhr .... additional makeup artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Connie Parker .... makeup department head (4 episodes, 2008)
Nicholas Podbrey .... special effects makeup coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Julia Neville .... production manager (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Heimbecker .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Kathy Houghton .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Janine Law .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Ken Shane .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Haylee Hubscher .... trainee assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Perry Battista .... lead set dresser (4 episodes, 2008)
Josephine Bleuer .... head greens (4 episodes, 2008)
Laurie Dobbie .... props buyer (4 episodes, 2008)
Dean Eilertson .... property master (4 episodes, 2008)
Lee Anne Elaschuk .... graphic artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Doug Girling .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 2008)
Shannon Gottlieb .... set buyer (4 episodes, 2008)
Roger Jacoe .... paint coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Jason B. Landels .... assistant property master (4 episodes, 2008)
Jacques Larrue .... on-set dresser (4 episodes, 2008)
Robert Leader .... illustrator (4 episodes, 2008)
Catherine Leighton .... prop assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Colin Meacham .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2008)
Leo Aza O'Leary .... laborer (4 episodes, 2008)
Claudio Palavecino .... on-set props (4 episodes, 2008)
Vicky Peters .... set designer (4 episodes, 2008)
Francisco Rosa .... scenic painter (4 episodes, 2008)
Kara Schwandt .... assistant set decorator (4 episodes, 2008)
Glenn Woodruff .... construction coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Liz Goldwyn .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2008)
Adrian Hrytzak .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Bell .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Stephane Bourgeault .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Bob Costanza .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Mike Dickeson .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Erich Gann .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2008)
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Devon Heffley Curry .... supervising adr editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Anton Holden .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Robert McDonagh .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Sharon Michaels .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
Daryl Powell .... production sound (4 episodes, 2008)
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
Richard S. Steele .... sound designer (4 episodes, 2008)
Tim Terusa .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2008)
David Torres .... foley mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
Daniel Tripoli .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Special Effects by
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Dale Shippam .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2008)
Robert Yeager .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Patrik Bergman .... digital effects artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Jana Bergmanová .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Ales Dlabac .... CG artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Jiri Forejt .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Miro Gal .... Inferno artist / visual effects on-set supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Tomas Hajek .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Lukas Herrmann .... digital matte paint artist / screen designer (4 episodes, 2008)
Jan Heusler .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Pavel Kolar .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Jirí Linhart .... digital effects artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Robert Loudil .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Petr Masek .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Michal Mocnak .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Peter Nemec .... Inferno artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Vaclav Ondrousek .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Robert Pik .... Flame operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Jiri Stamfest .... matte artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Frantisek Stepanek .... visual effects (4 episodes, 2008)
Michal Sverma .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Petr Vcelicka .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Jan Vseticek .... visual effects coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Lucie Zemanova .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Dennis Dallen .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)
Tomas Kalhous .... digital compositor: UPP (2 episodes, 2008)
Vsevolod Korovin .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)
Vaclav Kostun .... matchmove artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Tomas Munzar .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)
Peter Orlicky .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)

Vince Yoshida .... prop builder (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Lloyd Adams .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Nick Allen .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Nicola Anderson .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 2008)
Guy Bews .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Dustin Brooks .... stunt fire safety (4 episodes, 2008)
Kim Honey Burnett .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Simon Burnett .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Yves Cameron .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Raymond Chan .... stunt double (4 episodes, 2008)
Alain Chanoine .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Douglas Chapman .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Laura Lee Connery .... stunt driver (4 episodes, 2008)
Brent Connolly .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Colin Decker .... fire stunt assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Mike Desabrais .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Duane Dickinson .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Jim Finkbeiner .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Alex Green .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Dave Hospes .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Carol Jackson .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Ken Kirzinger .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Jon Kralt .... stunt double: Rick Schroder (4 episodes, 2008)
Rick Pierce .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Clay Virtue .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Marshall Virtue .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Brent Woolsey .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)

Cody Laudan .... stunt double: Benjamin Bratt (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Akehurst .... lightboard operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Paul Arnel .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Reid Cohoon .... dolly grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Mark Cooper .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (4 episodes, 2008)
Jim Filippone .... pilot: camera helicopter (4 episodes, 2008)
Gareth Harrison .... lamp operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Russell Hawkes .... dolly grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Frederick Heartline .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2008)
Tim Heller .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 2008)
Gilbert Jamault .... lamp operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Simon Jori .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (4 episodes, 2008)
Dave Joshi .... digital video assist operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2008)
Alex Kuchera .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
John Kuchera .... key grip (4 episodes, 2008)
David Kurvers .... digital imaging technician: second unit (4 episodes, 2008)
Ian R.C. Levine .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (4 episodes, 2008)
Neil Macdonald .... best boy electric (4 episodes, 2008)
Steve Machan .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
David McClung .... lamp operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Marty McInally .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Andrew McLeod .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 2008)
Ryan Monro .... dolly grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Sylvia Pranaitis .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Pascal Jean Provost .... camera operator: "b" camera / cinematographer: second unit (4 episodes, 2008)
Richard Sinclair .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (4 episodes, 2008)
Gordon Tait .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Jason Tidsbury .... light balloon technician (4 episodes, 2008)
Jasper Vrakking .... digital imaging technician (4 episodes, 2008)
Tom Waldman .... generator operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Gary J. Williams .... second grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Keith Woods .... rigging gaffer (4 episodes, 2008)
Rusty Deluce .... c camera first assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Ray Wong .... second unit: digital imaging technician (2 episodes, 2008)
Christian Stevens .... camera trainee (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: canada (4 episodes, 2008)
Andrea Brown .... extras casting / extras casting director (4 episodes, 2008)
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting (4 episodes, 2008)
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: canada (4 episodes, 2008)
Chrissie Vides Alvarado .... casting assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Tiffany Mak .... casting assistant (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luisa Dalmagro .... costumer: preparation (4 episodes, 2008)
Christopher Gilman .... specialty costumes: Bio-Hazard suits (4 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Knight .... assistant costume designer (4 episodes, 2008)
Paul Lavigne .... wardrobe set supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Clare McLaren .... truck costumer (4 episodes, 2008)
Karin Nosella .... costume coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Julie O'Rourke .... costumer: prep (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Josh Beal .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Alex Durham .... post-production assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (4 episodes, 2008)
Jessica Schulte .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Mike Sowa .... digital color timer (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Location Management
Bruce L. Brownstein .... location manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Flemming Lund .... assistant location manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Gina Marks .... location scout (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Bunny Andrews .... music editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Allison Wright Clark .... score supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Vitek Kral .... score engineer (4 episodes, 2008)
Joel J. Richard .... score producer (4 episodes, 2008)
P.J. Hanke .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Transportation Department
Lawrence Albright .... transportation co-captain (4 episodes, 2008)
Tim Fortin .... transportation coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Mark Hoeppner .... unit driver (4 episodes, 2008)
Paul Irvine .... transportation captain (4 episodes, 2008)
Red Murphy .... transportation coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Barrie Poirier .... transportation (4 episodes, 2008)
Rick Rasmussen .... picture car coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Chad Urquhart .... transportation co-captain (4 episodes, 2008)
Blake Zickefoose .... driver: Mr. Bratt (4 episodes, 2008)
Ian-Peter Jacobi .... transportation (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Other crew
Nick Bergstedt .... prep assistant location manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Barbara Biddle .... in-house producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Ron Blecker .... consultant (4 episodes, 2008)
Marc Borja .... assistant production accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Crystal Braunwarth .... script coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Amanda Bronswyk .... first assistant accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Kimberly Buckham .... second assistant production coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Zarah Chun .... craft service (4 episodes, 2008)
Penny Ann Hardage .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 2008)
Shannon Harron .... payroll accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Charles Heaphy .... production financing (4 episodes, 2008)
Patti Henderson .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Danny Ho .... playback supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Paul Jasper .... animal coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Bruce C. Jones .... security coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Marco Leone .... assistant: Mr. Salomon (4 episodes, 2008)
Tom Moran .... executive assistant: Mr. Scott (4 episodes, 2008)
Nadine Moser .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Mary Ngo .... accounting services (4 episodes, 2008)
Darin Oishi .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Karen Pelrine .... assistant production coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Jim Pierce .... title designer (4 episodes, 2008)
Daniel A. Rosenthal .... accounting services (4 episodes, 2008)
Adrienne Sol .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Ryan Steacy .... armorer (4 episodes, 2008)
Kody Zimmermann .... key office production assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Bob Bedard .... head chef (3 episodes, 2008)
Rowan Harland .... animal trainer (3 episodes, 2008)
Melanie Callaghan .... key production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)
Jason Sterman .... assistant: Mr. Scott (2 episodes, 2008)
 

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Runtime:
174 min | Norway:170 min (2 parts) | USA:180 min
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Australia:M | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV version) | Norway:15 (TV rating) | Singapore:M18 | UK:15
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Trivia:
In the source novel by Michael Crichton, the main scientists were mainly white (presumably) heterosexual men, but Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the teleplay for this remake made the decision to change the characters' ethnicities, sexualities, and genders because, he said in a May 2008 interview with Brent Hartinger on afterelton.com, "If you're going to update the story, which is our mandate, you have an obligation to reflect the world as it is." Schenkkan further said that he decided to include the brief reference to Keene (Ricky Schroder) being gay because of a principle invented by Crichton in the original novel, the "Odd Man Hypothesis," which states that in a time of crisis, an unmarried, unattached person [Crichton specified a man] with no family to distract him would have the best chance of making rational, unbiased, unemotional decisions.See more »
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Continuity: The frame gets flipped in the scene where the soldiers drive the Humvee through town. As they start moving, you can see the steering wheel and engine "snorkel" on the left; but when they pass they ambulance, it has switched sides.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jeff Megan:[to Suzie] That's a lion out there. And a triangle.
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Movie Connections:
References The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)See more »

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115 out of 182 people found the following review useful.
Embarrassingly awful, 27 May 2008
Author: p b wiener from smithtown, NY, USA

Hard to believe such a great book and movie could be ruined by infantile, cheap, melodramatic, two-dimensional writing, directing and camera-work, but this is a great example of how it can be done. Unwatchable. Pointless love story. Robotic characters. TV-style, quick-take, short-attention-spanning, wannabe thriller movie-making. One hopes the director and writer never get another TV credit again. Crichton should sue. I could tell from the first 30 seconds of the film that it was going to disappoint and be as predictable and unimaginative as it was. Not even HBO for pre-schoolers. See the original ASAP! IT can be watched ten times and not be as boring as this remake.

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