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Carriers -- Chris Pine (Star Trek) stars in the intense and gripping thriller, Carriers. The terrifying story follows four teens who discover that they are far more dangerous to one another than the deadly global virus they are desperate to outrun.  Filled with pulse-pounding suspense, Carriers takes place in a world where laws and rules no longer apply, and no one can be trusted--Not even your friends.
Carriers -- Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.
Carriers -- Clip: Stay where you are
Carriers -- Clip: I'm Fine


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Writers (WGA):
Àlex Pastor (written by) &
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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 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)

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)
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
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
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
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: Port Aransas
Alison Cohen .... legal counsel: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (as Alison S. Cohen)
Wendy Cohen .... product placement and clearances: Production Resources
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: EFILM
Randi Feldman .... second unit: script supervisor
Rick Firkins .... caterer: All Star Motion Picture Catering
John Fitzgerald .... stock footage
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 .... legal counsel: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Brandy Marrs .... production assistant
Kelly McCallum .... production assistant: Port Aransas
Sue McGraw .... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Mike Medina .... bug wrangler: Port Aransas
David Melito .... key accountant
Ross Miller .... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Dennis Muscari .... key location assistant
Dan Noah .... production assistant
Debbie Pearl .... animal coordinator
Robert Perez Jr. .... production assistant: Port Aransas
Charlie P. Pinto .... unit publicist
Karla Simmet .... craft service assistant
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer
Tom D. Stephan Jr. .... production assistant: Port Aransas (as Tom Stephan)
Alan Swain .... location manager
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor
Santiago Villalobos .... production assistant: Port Aransas (as Santiago C. Villalobos Jr.)
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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40 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Just as it begins to 'carry' you away, the credits roll..., 18 December 2009
Author: the_rattlesnake25 from Sheffield, UK

The key, unequivocal problem with the Pastor Brothers film 'Carriers' is that it just doesn't go anywhere: it begins, eighty minutes go by, and then the credits roll. The narrative just trudges along from start to finish without further challenging the audience or without placing further emphasis on the dramatic choices at hand. Which is disappointing as this film had a lot of unearthed potential that would have certainly set it apart from simply being 'just another zombie/pandemic' film. Instead, it is unfortunately, just another viral pandemic flick.

Brian (Chris Pine), his brother Danny (Lou Pucci) and their two female friends Bobby (Piper Perabo) and Kate (Emily VanCamp) are your four typical just-out-of-college kids who are on the road to nowhere, literally. After a viral outbreak incapacitates almost the entire population of the United States and potentially the world, they decide to hit the road and hopefully find somewhere to stay or somebody to engage with who is free of the virus.

'Carriers' would be more aptly placed in the drama genre than the horror or thriller section of the local video store as nothing as note actually takes place in regards to the latter genres. There are maybe two or three scenes ranging from two to three minutes in length which contain some suspenseful elements, however the rest of the film is rather conventional. Even regarding the lack of blood and on screen violence, after all, the central on screen element is the deteriorating relationships between the characters.

When the teens encounter Frank (Christopher Meloni) and his infected, young daughter Jodie (Kiernan Shipka) in the middle of a desolate stretch of road just waiting for somebody to "lend them some fuel," the first of a few moralistic situations are shoved towards the audience. Would you leave them? Would you help them? The crux of 'Carriers' is based around one simple principle; don't help anybody infected, not matter how young or how vulnerable they are and YOU will stay alive. And it's how the characters engage with these various situations which they encounter along their journey, and this manages to breathe a little life into this heavily deflated film.

Chris Pine, pre Star Trek, gives a brilliant performance as the brother who has had the emotional consciousness beaten out of him throughout the pandemic to the point the where the survival of himself and his younger brother is the only objective. While Lou Pucci, who portrays Brian's younger brother Danny, also pulls out an equally inspiring performance as the younger brother who is constantly fighting with his conscience with regards to the tough decisions that Brian has to make.

If Alex and David Pastor were given the opportunity to go back and shoot around thirty-to-forty minutes worth of extra footage, then 'Carriers' would have the potential to be a very good film. Instead, however, we are left with a film so short in length that once we have just connected and engaged with the characters and their desperate situations the credits begin to roll and the lights come up leaving you feeling incredibly empty inside and asking one brief question; "Is that it?"

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