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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Erick Dowdle (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 October 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not quite as strong as the original, but still very good. See more (358 total) »

Cast

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Jennifer Carpenter ... Angela Vidal

Steve Harris ... Scott Percival

Jay Hernandez ... Jake

Johnathon Schaech ... George Fletcher

Columbus Short ... Danny Wilensky

Andrew Fiscella ... James McCreedy

Rade Serbedzija ... Yuri Ivanov (as Rade Sherbedgia)

Greg Germann ... Lawrence

Bernard White ... Bernard

Dania Ramirez ... Sadie

Elaine Kagan ... Wanda Marimon

Marin Hinkle ... Kathy

Joey King ... Briana

Jermaine Jackson ... Nadif

Sharon Ferguson ... Jwahir

Denis O'Hare ... Randy

Stacy Chbosky ... Elise Jackson
Jeannie Epper ... Ms. Espinoza

Barry Sigismondi ... Bob Orton

Rosine 'Ace' Hatem ... Wounded Woman (as Ace Hatem)

Christian Svensson ... Armed Guard

Scott Donovan ... Armed Guard

Michael Potter ... Chief of Police

Jane Park Smith ... News Reporter

Craig Susser ... Hazmat Doctor
Bert Jernigan ... Hazmat Guard

Doug Jones ... Thin Infected Man

John Meier ... Rapelling Guard
Troy Gilbert ... Rapelling Guard

Shawn Driscoll ... Firefighter

Bryan Ross ... Firefighter

Robert Hall ... Puppeteer

Benjamin Stockham ... Infected Child (as Ben Stockham)

Michael Hyland ... Video Guy (as Mike Hyland)

Ben Messmer ... Griffin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Fria ... Anonymous Source (uncredited)

Josh Polizzi ... National Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Erick Dowdle 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Erick Dowdle (screenplay) &
Drew Dowdle (screenplay)

Jaume Balagueró (motion picture "Rec") &
Luiso Berdejo (motion picture "Rec") &
Paco Plaza (motion picture "Rec")

Produced by
Sergio Aguero .... producer (as Sergio Agüero)
Doug Davison .... producer
Drew Dowdle .... executive producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer
Glenn S. Gainor .... executive producer
Roy Lee .... producer
Nicolas Stern .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Ken Seng 
 
Film Editing by
Elliot Greenberg 
 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport 
 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
 
Set Decoration by
Dena Roth 
 
Costume Design by
Maya Lieberman 
 
Makeup Department
David A. Brooke .... special makeup effects artist
Nikki Carbonetta .... makeup artist: additional photography (as Nikki Carbonetta-Aguirre)
Leo Corey Castellano .... key special makeup effects
Steve Costanza .... makeup artist (additional photography)
Gabriel De Cunto .... special makeup effects artist (as Gabriel DeCunto)
André Dubois .... assistant key hair stylist
Jonathan Gording .... contact lenses (as Dr. Jonathan Gording)
Christina Guerra .... makeup effects operations manager: Almost Human
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human, Inc
Toby Lamm .... makeup artist
Toby Lamm .... special makeup effects artist
Don Lanning .... key sculptor: Almost Human Inc
Clayton Martinez .... special makeup effects artist
Douglas Noe .... makeup department head
Erik Porn .... project supervisor: Almost Human Inc.
Sandra Rowden .... key makeup artist
Darnell Shepherd .... hair/lab technician: Almost Human
Solina Tabrizi .... hair stylist
Larry Waggoner .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Glenn S. Gainor .... unit production manager
Nicolas Stern .... production supervisor
Bill Wohlken .... production organization
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Druxman .... first assistant director
Adam Druxman .... second unit director
James Moran .... first assistant director: second unit
Jenny Nolan .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jory Alvarado .... drapery foreman
Cristina B. Avery .... art department assistant
Max E. Brehme .... property master
Sharleen Bright .... paint coordinator
James Dupuy .... head plasterer (as Jay Dupuy)
David Elliott .... construction coordinator
Brian Ferguson .... props
Todd Harris .... storyboard artist
Richard Lambert .... leadman
Al Lewis .... assistant art director
Lyle Maves .... plasterer foreman
Brett McKenzie .... art department coordinator
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Candice Muriedas .... art department coordinator
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser
Steve Powell .... general foreman
Christopher Schultz .... assistant property master
Andrew Settle .... assistant property master
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer
Michael Spitaletto .... painter
James E. Tocci .... set designer
Joanna Venezky .... set buyer
Fante Zamora .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Anthony Adams .... sound editor
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott G.G. Haller .... dialogue editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Scott Heflin .... boom operator
Shawn Holden .... production sound mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Jesse Kaplan .... second sound recordist
Chet Leonard .... utility sound technician
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
Sean McCormack .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Erin Oakley .... adr supervisor
Paul Pirola .... sound designer
Jacob Riehle .... first assistant sound editor
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jonathan Gording .... contact lens consultant
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Almost Human, Inc.
Zak Knight .... special effects foreman
William 'Barcode' Rosa .... lab technician
 
Visual Effects by
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital artist
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Trent Claus .... flame artist
Sean Dowey .... motion graphics artist
Sean Dowey .... title designer
James Mark Dunn .... conceptual artist
Devin Fairbairn .... tracking artist: Zoic FX
Greg Groenekamp .... lead compositor
Diana Hinek .... digital compositor
Deke Kincaid .... lead compositor: Zoic Studios
Steven Meyer .... compositing supervisor: Zoic Studios (as Steve Meyer)
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer: lola visual effects
Nathan Overstrom .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Bethany Pederson Onstad .... digital effects artist (as Bethany Pederson)
Ryan Reeb .... digital artist
Scott Rosekrans .... CG artist
Sean Tompkins .... visual effects coordinator
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: lola visual effects
Zachariah Zaubi .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Zach Zabui)
Ryan Zuttermeister .... associate visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
 
Stunts
Hank Amos .... stunts
Randy Beckman .... stunt rigging coordinator
Steve Berens .... stunts
Troy Lindsay Brown .... stunt double
Dartenea Bryant .... stunt double
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Lance Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Jake Lombard .... stunt rigger
Matthew Taylor .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Aguirre .... camera operator
Jose F. Barrios .... rigging grip
Craig Bilodeau .... key grip
Denise Brady .... rigging grip
John Bramley .... still photographer
Scott Donahue .... grip
Patrick George .... light programmer: moving lights
Michael Herron .... digital video assist operator
Mark Hochman .... 24 frame video operator
Andy C. Huber .... assistant chief lighting technician
Pete Johnson .... grip
Michael LaViolette .... chief lighting technician
Bill-Brady Majors .... key grip
Paul Maletich .... digital imaging technician: reshoots
Oliver Mancebo .... digital utility
David A. Parks .... set lighting technician
Michael Rich .... grip
Kara Rittenhouse .... second assistant camera
Lance Robinson .... second grip
Eric Sandlin .... rigging gaffer
Hannes Steixner .... grip
Dave Wightman .... first assistant camera
Annie Wildmoser .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Claire Benjamin .... extras casting
Julie Swistak .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Lindsey Kear .... wardrobe production assistant
Laura E. Little .... costume supervisor
Molly McConnaughy .... costume shopper
Terri Middleton .... costumer
Damien Quinn .... set costumer
Cesha Ventre .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Patrick Leach .... post-production assistant
Devin C. Lussier .... first assistant editor
Blair Miller .... apprentice editor
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Dan Brizendine .... transportation coordinator
Neil Chisholm .... transportation
Jayson Ehlers .... transportation captain
Mike Fenster .... picture car captain
Teresa Haney .... transportation captain
William R. Peck .... driver
 
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Mark Behar .... deadly force/weapons specialist
Anna Belaro-Rodriguez .... first assistant accountant
Jennifer Blair .... production coordinator
Randin Brown .... production assistant
Meghan Burchfield .... additional set production assistant
Elida Cerda .... key medic
Nicky Craft .... payroll accountant
Matthew Cuny .... production assistant
Douglas Dresser .... location manager
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Patricia A. Fullerton .... script supervisor
Lisa Furia .... second assistant accountant: reshoots
Terri Greening .... production accountant
Mackenzie Horras .... production assistant
Lynn Johnson .... set medic
S. Dylan Kirkland .... key assistant location manager
Lauren Brooke Kurfirst .... assistant: Mr. Gainor (as Lauren B. Kurfirst)
Kym Langlie .... unit publicist
Craig Langus .... production assistant
Jamie Lieberman .... production assistant
Matthew Mirkin .... production assistant
Heather Montagna .... assistant: John and Drew Dowdle
Carly Norris .... assistant: Mr. Lee and Mr. Davison
Brieann Rich .... key craft service
Nicholas Rich .... key set medic
Charlie E. Scott Jr. .... key craft service
Tim Seitter .... production assistant
Sue Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Derek Wade .... production secretary
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Katherine Hynes .... voice performer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mike Castillo .... special thanks (as Capt. Mike Castillo)
Armando Hogan .... special thanks (as Capt. Armando Hogan)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kuarantin" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:13+ | Canada:18A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 (with warning) | Germany:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #44262)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Unusually for a Hollywood production, this film does not feature a musical score.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as 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:
Jake:So, let's just pretend you're five years old and on fire.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Queerantine! (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Kinda LoverSee more »

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62 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Not quite as strong as the original, but still very good., 17 October 2008
Author: A_Roode from Halifax, Nova Scotia

There must have been comedians in the projection booth the night that some friends and I went to see a family friendly film. These particular friends tend to watch only light-hearted material and get upset for weeks whenever they see horror films or intense thrillers. They were totally unprepared for a 'Quarantine' trailer and it shocked them all so badly that we nearly had to leave and get our money back. Maybe it was because of their strong reaction that my interest in the film has stayed so high for the past several months.

This week I have seen both 'Quarantine' and 'Rec' the film that 'Quarantine' is a remake of. 'Rec' is not without flaws but it is a very solid and chilling horror film. 'Quarantine' is able to expand on several of the strengths in 'Rec' while falling into a few pitfalls of it's own. Both films are about a TV news crew taping a show about what a night in the life of a fireman is like. A seemingly routine call turns out to be something much more and the news crew is trapped in a quickly quarantined building.

Giving credit where it is due, 'Quarantine' kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the movie. It lures you in with a very relaxed opening ten minutes but once you reach the building and the cop in charge asks why the camera crew is there, the whole tone of the movie changes. The fun and games, the light-hearted banter is gone. We only realize how serious it is though when they enter the apartment of an injured old woman. For me the tension starts with the entrance to the apartment and never lets up. Each new segment that the TV crew starts filming holds potential terror. The set design and the lighting are terrific and 'Quarantine' walks a careful tightrope of character action. So often in horror films the audience is yelling with frustration at what characters on the screen are doing because it all goes against common sense. There is a little bit of that early on but 'Quarantine' does a better job of playing to the characters and their panic. Characters die not through naivety or stupidity as much as they do from inevitability and inescapability. The key performance comes from Jennifer Carpenter.

The film's greatest strength and weakness at the same time, Carpenter is the focus of the camera because of her role as the reporter and it isn't an easy part to play. She is solid for the majority of the film but terror essentially overwhelms her with ten minutes to go and she is reduced to a sobbing, shrieking, shivering bowl of jello. Would I or anyone else be any better in the situation that 'Quarantine' creates? Hard for me to say but probably not. The problem is that there were three primary acting choices for her to make in the final ten minutes: she could play it as a hysteric (which she does), she could play it as numbing down her fear like the cameraman does in order to try and escape, or she could have been so overwhelmed by her fear that she becomes a functional catatonic working on autopilot. Carpenter's choice is probably the 'truest' choice for how people would react. That doesn't mean that it is going to make for good drama. Her transformation from confident and outgoing to hysterical jabbering is so jarring that it feels forced instead of real. The camera man keeps telling her to calm down when they've reached a potentially safe room but she is far beyond the calming down stage and well into the years of therapy one instead. I found it to be just too much and actually pulled me out of the horror and towards comedy instead.

'Rec' felt a bit more organic and gritty than 'Quarantine.' The performances are decent in both but you feel less of a connection to the characters in 'Quarantine.' Many are clearly there to serve as fodder with no attempt to seriously develop them. 'Rec' does a much better job, particularly when the reporter interviews each of the buildings residents. The five minutes spent in filming those sequences gave more of a stake to the audience into the well-being of those characters. That never really takes off in 'Quarantine' and I regret that they didn't follow the lead of 'Rec'. One thing that I thought 'Quarantine' did a much better job of was in plot clarity and how they provided information. The clues to the source of what is going on are much more explicit and come very early in the movie. 'Rec' dropped a few hints for the viewer to put together but relies on the final five minutes to give the major clues about patient zero. What patient zero is spreading is clearer in the remake and I thought the clarity benefited the plot. Of course by the time you find out about patient zero, Carpenter's character is beyond being able to help provide the audience with anymore real analytical power. Don't blink or you'll miss everything you need to know.

I give the slight edge to 'Rec', but certainly recommend 'Quarantine' to horror fans. It's problems aren't severe enough to detract from a very decent effort.

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