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Carriers -- Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.
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Writers (WGA):
Àlex Pastor (written by) &
David Pastor (written by)
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Release Date:
2 September 2009 (Indonesia) See more »
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Tagline:
The rules are simple. You break them, you die...
Plot:
Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Danny

Chris Pine ... Brian

Piper Perabo ... Bobby

Emily VanCamp ... Kate

Christopher Meloni ... Frank

Kiernan Shipka ... Jodie

Ron McClary ... Preacher (voice)

Mark Moses ... Doctor

Josh Berry ... Survivalist
Tim Janis ... Survivalist
Dale Malley ... Survivalist

Dylan Kenin ... Tom

LeAnne Lynch ... Rose
Jan Cunningham ... Passenger
Mary Peterson ... Laura Merkin (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sequoyah Adams-Rice ... Sick Child (uncredited)

Brighid Fleming ... Sick child (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Pastor 
Àlex Pastor 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Àlex Pastor (written by) &
David Pastor (written by)

Produced by
Ray Angelic .... producer
Stefanie Azpiazu .... associate producer
Anthony Bregman .... producer
Robert Velo .... producer (uncredited)
Michael R. Williams .... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Peter Nashel 
 
Cinematography by
Benoît Debie 
 
Film Editing by
Craig McKay 
 
Casting by
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
 
Set Decoration by
Gabriella Villarreal 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Newell 
 
Makeup Department
Lori Ann Baker .... hair department head
Sara Bozik .... assistant makeup artist
Nikki Carbonetta .... key makeup artist: additional photography (as Nikki Carbonetta-Aguirre)
Andy Clement .... special makeup effects artist
Stephan Dupuis .... key makeup artist
Todd McIntosh .... makeup department head
Yvette Meely .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marjorie Ergas .... production manager
Jessica Levin .... post-production supervisor
Kelly Miller .... additional post-production supervisor
Ralph Bertelle .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Allen Cluck .... assistant director
Thomas Parris .... second second assistant director
Jon Recher .... second assistant director
Faith Strongheart .... additional second second assistant director
Ayla Wilder .... day player additional second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Joe Arnold .... property master
Ralph Diaz .... key greens
Michael Flowers .... on-set dresser
Paul Harman .... signs/pictorials
Virginia Hopkins .... on-set painter
Stephen H. Lewis .... wood carver
Michael Lovato .... set dresser
Jason Mack .... set dresser
Amy Marsh .... buyer
Robbie Mueller .... set dresser
Scott Nifong .... property master
Sara M. Pennington .... art department coordinator (as Sara M. Lewis)
Juan Souter .... leadman
Shana Terrell .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlie Bergman .... adr recordist
Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer
Misty Conn .... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hsu .... supervising sound editor
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Samuel Miille .... apprentice sound editor
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Beauxregard Neylon .... ard mixer
Erik Karsen Puhm .... foley recordist
Reuben Simon .... foley editor
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Sara Stern .... first assistant sound editor
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Margaret Johnson .... special effects foreman
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator
Jason Prentice .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Peter Amante .... visual effects artist
John Bair .... visual effects supervisor: Edgeworx
Vasistha Chawda .... visual effects artist
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects producer
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Mohamed Ghouse .... digital compositor
Roopesh Gujar .... visual effects production manager: Anibrain
Kory Juul .... compositing supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Bhavik Mehta .... digital compositor
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects supervisor: Anibrain
Michael S. Pryor .... VP business development: Anibrain Digital
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Mark Russell .... visual effects supervisor
Jun Zhang .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Aaron Caldwell .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunt double: Lou Taylor Pucci
Al Goto .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunt coordinator
Stephanie Stokes .... stunt double: Piper Perabo
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Bacharka .... lighting technician
Chip Byrd .... first assistant camera: "b" camera additional
Beau Chaput .... Steadicam operator
Beau Chaput .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Traci Chartier .... film loader (as Traci Chappell)
Michael A. Chavez .... camera operator
Michael A. Chavez .... director of photography: second unit
Scott Clark .... dolly grip
Kenneth Coblentz .... grip
Louie Escobar .... key grip
Ryan Eustis .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alan Keffer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Yaron Levy .... gaffer: second unit
Steven Litecky .... gaffer
Greg Lomas .... dolly grip: texas crew
Darren Michaels .... still photographer: Port Aransas unit
Charlie Newberry .... second assistant camera
Georgia Packard .... additional camera operator
Xander Paul .... loader
Jay Pope .... grip
James R. Powell .... assistant camera
Val Schubert .... key grip: second unit
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Mark Steinig .... grip
Reynaldo Villalobos .... director of photography: second unit
Tony Villalobos .... first assistant camera
David A. Armstrong .... director of cinematography: re-shoots (uncredited)
Josh Harrison .... camera operator: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Nicole Abellera .... casting associate
Joanne Bloom .... casting assistant
Kathryn Brink .... local casting
Morgan Donaho .... casting assistant
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Leslie Woo .... casting intern
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Blanca Garcia .... key costumer
Stephani Lewis .... assistant costume designer
Danlee Winegar .... costumer
Pilar Agoyo .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Parker Chehak .... post-production coordinator
John Crowley .... colorist
David B. Hastings .... conform assistant (as David Hastings)
Ethan Henerey .... assistant editor
Abbi Jutkowitz .... assistant editor
Beth Moran .... associate editor
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Missy Cohen .... music editor
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor: temporary score
Brian Deming .... additional score recordist
Brian Deming .... assistant to composer
Brian Deming .... temp music editor
Andy Farber .... orchestrator
Eric V. Hachikian .... orchestrator
Ronen Landa .... music preparation
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Peter Nashel .... orchestrator
Peter Nashel .... score producer
Derek Somaru .... assistant music editor
Colby Trane .... music coordinator (as T. Colby Trane)
E. Gedney Webb .... music editor
Andy Farber .... conductor (uncredited)
Eric V. Hachikian .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lyle Christensen .... shotmaker driver
John Proctor .... driver
Walter J. Russell .... driver: cast
Jerry Smith .... transportation coordinator
Harold L. Woods .... transportation captain
William Wray .... driver
 
Other crew
Steve Aguino .... set production assistant
John Bair .... title designer: main titles
John Bonaccorse .... key set production assistant
Steve Boyle .... post-production accountant
Anna Burd .... production secretary
Jeremy Burnell .... stand-in: Chris Pine
Ronald L. Carr .... co-location manager
Larry Cashion .... production assistant
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: EFILM
Randi Feldman .... second unit: script supervisor
Paul Giorgi .... payroll accountant
Karen A. Harris .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Hilliard .... production coordinator
A.G. Johnson-Wagner .... accounting clerk (as Andrew Grey Johnson)
Bill Kelman .... location assistant
Brian G. Lax .... set medic
Gabriella Ludlow .... production legal
Brandy Marrs .... production assistant
Crystal 'Sue' McGraw .... production accountant
David Melito .... key accountant
Dennis Muscari .... key location assistant
Dan Noah .... production assistant
Debbie Pearl .... animal coordinator
Robert Perez Jr. .... production assistant (as Robert Perez)
Charlie P. Pinto .... unit publicist
Courtney Schade .... post-production sound coordiator
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer
Tom D. Stephan Jr. .... production assistant
Alan Swain .... location manager
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor
Santiago Villalobos .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Eloi Tomàs .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Phase 6" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing content and language
Runtime:
USA:84 min | Argentina:84 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: When Bobby rids herself of her "infected" shirt she slides it directly below the SUV where she is sitting, barely underneath her seat. But when the SUV drives away it only has to go a foot or so before the shirt appears directly in the middle of the rear tires on the road.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Danny Green:Twenty questions. Go...
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Movie Connections:
References Jurassic Park (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
Moon Dawg 65See more »

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119 out of 145 people found the following review useful.
Decent Thriller, 4 September 2009
Author: Raage from United States

It's hard for me to precisely categorize this movie. Drama? Sure. Thriller? For sure. Horror? Mmm, I don't think so. It's funny, because it's hard not to label the movie horror, seeing as how it deals with a grotesque infection, that spreads worldwide terror and brings civilization to its knees. However, the infected aren't the antagonists here. Once you've been infected, you're basically already dead.

Ultimately I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. After reading other comments here, it seems the general consensus is that the pace is too sluggish. I'd have to agree that it was a long 90 minutes, but as someone who is prone to falling asleep during movies, especially after an 8 hour shift, my interest was effortlessly sustained throughout the movie.

The production values here are top notch. I was never bothered by bad acting (or at least too bad). The cast fit my tastes, maybe only falling short with Piper Perabo, but that would only be nit-picking. The photography wasn't jaw-dropping, or even slightly innovative, but it was still more than adequate.

What actually impressed me most was the writing. There are some real gems in there, but mentioning them would be spoiling some great scenes. I seemed to sense some anti-religious or religious undertones, however I honestly can't decide which. I suppose that's what I liked so much about it, the morality was left quite vague.

Anyway, a solid effort. It's possibly lacking some more gore, and action, but that also could have just made it tasteless. I would recommend this to anyone who's a fan of biological horror, but I'd say ultimately you should see it for the story, and not the action.

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this movie was terrible Heathonistt
what would you do if you were in the main character's situation? resevoirdog93
Bobby saved everyone by being infected... badgerbun
Chris Pine's driving.... hackerman6731
Why Frank didn't seem sick ? CinePhilius
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