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A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

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Storyline

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. Written by Nicolettea

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virus | cure | wall | scotland | quarantine | See more »

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Mankind has an expiration date See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£311,383 (UK) (9 May 2008)

Gross:

£944,521 (UK) (23 May 2008)
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Trivia

Since some of the filming took place in South Africa, the registration numbers on the helicopters read "ZS-...". While the helicopter used to pick Eden at the end of the movie wears this registration visibly on its tail, the helicopter on which Eden flies from London to the quarantine zone discretely wears it on its belly while showing a fictive number on its sides. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Canaris' helicopter lands on the road you can see from the tail number ZS-HTN that the machine is South African. While who knows what manufacturer the British would be using in 2035 and given the civil breakdown, it would be unlikely to have a South African registration number. See more »

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[first lines]
Kane: Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It's human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, or logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn't choose a time or place. It doesn't hate or even care. It just happens.
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References Braveheart (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Tribes (Carnage Mix)
Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson (as William Johnson) and Mark O'Toole
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Courtesy of ZTT Records
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So much fun
16 March 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

OK, I'm not claiming its good but it is serious fun. It is basically a mix of the Mad Max films in Scotland but also throw in some scenes from 28 Days Later, Resident Evil, LOTR and Braveheart.

If you can imagine that then you'll have a pretty good idea what to expect - no, I didn't think you could.

It does just massively rip off all the above but as I said, I'm not claiming its good, just a lot of fun.

Added bonus is the great music choices which just add to the fun - "Good Tning" by FYC when the main lunatic introduces himself to the crowd and "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood for the big car chase.

Not gonna win an Oscar but a hell of a ride.


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