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A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

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Yuri Ivanov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Storyline

A television reporter and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape. Written by Screen Gems

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On March 11 2008, the government sealed off an apartment complex in Los Angeles. The residents were never seen again. No details. No witnesses. No evidence. Until now. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quarantined  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£387,994 (UK) (21 November 2008)

Gross:

£937,833 (UK) (5 December 2008)
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Trivia

Unusually for a Hollywood production, this film does not feature a musical score. See more »

Goofs

Power to the building has been cut, yet the elevator still works. One character briefly mentioned that the building has a back-up generator, most likely to assist evacuation during emergencies. A pre-programmed back-up system explains why the elevator stops at each floor, and why the doors take so long to close. See more »

Quotes

Angela Vidal: [after witnessing Bernard be killed by a CDC Sniper] Scott... They're not gonna let us out of here alive, are they?
Scott Percival: No... I don't think so.
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Connections

Followed by Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011) See more »

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My Kinda Lover
Written by Billy Squier
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User Reviews

 
This movie was...OK, at best.
22 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie a few months ago. Last night, I watched REC, the movie this one was based on. All I can say is I have no idea why they felt the need to remake it. the original is far better, whereas this one is...OK, at best.

I almost feel insulted, as this movie was a stripped down version of the original. The plot isn't as dynamic, and the tension is not nearly as contagious - as if they felt a need to "dumb it down" for the American Audience. So - if you want to see what a GOOD low budget horror film is like, leave this one on the shelf and rent the original

  • you won't regret it.


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