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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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  (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 D. Janis ... Survivalist (as Tim Janis)
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)

Directed by
David Pastor 
Àlex Pastor  (as Alex Pastor)
Writing credits
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 (director of photography)
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)
Marcel A. Restrepo .... assistant property master
Juan Souter .... leadman
Rachel Srigley .... set dresser
Shana Terrell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
Michael Barry .... re-recording mixer
Carlie Bergman .... adr recordist
Bob Chefalas .... re-recording mixer
Misty Conn .... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Paul Hsu .... 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
Aaron Caldwell .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunt double: Lou Taylor Pucci
Danny Downey .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunt coordinator
Stephanie Stokes .... stunt double: Piper Perabo
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Bacharka .... lighting technician
Free Bear .... video assist
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
Kevin M. Miller .... rigging grip
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
Jeff Stroot .... international editor
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
Location Management
Bill Kelman .... location assistant
Dennis Muscari .... key location assistant
Alan Swain .... location manager
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
Brian Godshall .... music licensing (as Brian R. Godshall)
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 .... stock footage
John Bair .... title designer: main titles
Claudia Besso .... adr: voice
John Bonaccorse .... key set production assistant
Lisa Bostnar .... adr: voice
Steve Boyle .... post-production accountant
Anna Burd .... production secretary
Jeremy Burnell .... stand-in: Chris Pine
Blanca Camacho .... adr: voice
Ronald L. Carr .... co-location manager
Larry Cashion .... production assistant: Port Aransas
Alison Cohen .... legal counsel: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (as Alison S. Cohen)
Wendy Cohen .... product placement and clearances: Production Resources
Gilbert Cruz .... adr: voice
Sean Elias-Reyes .... adr: voice
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: EFILM
Randi Feldman .... second unit: script supervisor
Rick Firkins .... caterer: All Star Motion Picture Catering
John Fitzgerald .... stock footage
Brighid Fleming .... stand-in
Paul Giorgi .... payroll accountant
Karen A. Harris .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Hilliard .... production coordinator
A.G. Johnson-Wagner .... accounting clerk (as Andrew Grey Johnson)
Kim Larrichio .... stand-in
Brian G. Lax .... set medic
MiMi Lieber .... adr: voice
Gabriella Ludlow .... legal counsel: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Brandy Marrs .... production assistant
Kelly McCallum .... production assistant: Port Aransas
Conan McCarthy .... adr: voice
Dave McElhaney .... stand-in
Sue McGraw .... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Patrick McNulty .... adr: voice
Mike Medina .... bug wrangler: Port Aransas
David Melito .... key accountant
Casey Messer .... stand-in
Ross Miller .... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Dan Noah .... production assistant
Sean Oliver .... adr: voice
Debbie Pearl .... animal coordinator
Robert Perez Jr. .... production assistant: Port Aransas
Charlie P. Pinto .... unit publicist
Mark Schulte .... adr: voice
Karla Simmet .... craft service assistant
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer
Tom D. Stephan Jr. .... production assistant: Port Aransas (as Tom Stephan)
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor
Santiago Villalobos .... production assistant: Port Aransas (as Santiago C. Villalobos Jr.)
Eric Wallach .... adr: voice
Tobias Swift White .... craft service (as Tobias White)
Ann Lerner .... the producers wish to thank (as Anne Lerner)
Eric Mendelsohn .... special thanks
Danny Mond .... special thanks
Till Osterland .... special thanks
Eloi Tomàs .... special thanks (as Eloi Tomas)

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Also Known As:
"Phase 6" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing content and language
USA:84 min | Argentina:84 min
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27 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
How do you survive when there's no one around?, 4 January 2010
Author: moviesleuth2

Despite its premise, "Carriers" is not a zombie movie (there is a hint that this may be a possible outcome of the unspecified disease, but it's quickly dropped). It's not even a horror movie. There are a few tense moments, but overall, the film is a tragedy.

Four young people are traveling together after most of humanity is wiped out after an unexplained outbreak of a fatal, and highly contagious disease: Danny (Lou Taylor Pucci), a would-be Yale student, if it weren't for the epidemic, his brother Brian (Chris Pine), who's a self-proclaimed jerk, Brian's girlfriend, Bobby (Piper Perabo), and another friend, Kate (Emily VanCamp). They're all trying to get to the beach where Danny and Brian vacationed together as kids. To do that, they're following three of Brian's rules: The infected are already dead, and they can't be helped. Always wear a mask around the infected. Wipe anything down that the infected have touched within the last 24 hours.

"Carriers" is interesting because it explores something that movies of this ilk leave as an afterthought: how would you function when society has completely vanished? No government, no jobs, no politics? The only rule here is to survive at any cost. It's an interesting question, and film-making brothers Alex and David Pastor pose a few interesting conclusions.

The acting is solid, although the characters are only as interesting as the actors who play them. Chris Pine is making a name for himself as the guy who's a complete dick on the surface, but with a heart underneath. Think the beginning of his performance in "Star Trek" taken to the next level. Lou Taylor Pucci, who burst onto the indie film circuit with his performance in "Thumbsucker" (unseen by me), is also good as the brother who is straddling the line between compassion and selfish survival. Piper Pearabo is good as Bobby, whose compassion for others can get her into trouble. Unfortunately, Emily VanCamp, who was terrific in "Black Irish," doesn't have much to do. Special note has to go to Christopher Meloni, who manages to tug the heart as the father of a sick little girl, and his daughter is adorable as well.

The problem with this film is I wanted more. I wanted to see more of the little things that people would do without any rules. The film is a very short 87 minutes, so it had some time to spare. This would allow for some character development, which would make this a lot more effective.

It's a movie to watch if it's on TV, or if you're interested in exploring a situation, not a zombie movie.

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