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Writers (WGA):
John Erick Dowdle (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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 »
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 »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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 ... Rappelling Guard
Troy Gilbert ... Rappelling 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)

Directed by
John Erick Dowdle 
Writing credits
John Erick Dowdle (screenplay by) &
Drew Dowdle (screenplay by)

Jaume Balagueró (based on the motion picture "Rec" written by) &
Luiso Berdejo (based on the motion picture "Rec" written by) (as Luis A. Berdejo) &
Paco Plaza (based on the motion picture "Rec" written by)

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 (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Elliot Greenberg 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport  (as David H. 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 .... lab technician: Almost Human (as Dave Brooke)
Leo Corey Castellano .... key makeup effects: Almost Human
Gabriel De Cunto .... makeup effects artist: Almost Human (as Gabriel DeCunto)
Scotty Fields .... lab technician: Almost Human (as Scott Fields)
Jonathan Gording .... contact lenses (as Dr. Jonathan Gording)
Robert Hall .... makeup effects designer: Almost Human
Eric Koo .... lead sculptor: Almost Human
Toby Lamm .... makeup artist
Don Lanning .... sculptor: Almost Human
Clayton Martinez .... lead moldmaker: Almost Human (as Clay Martinez)
Douglas Noe .... makeup department head
Erik Porn .... project supervisor: Almost Human
Sandi Rowden .... key makeup artist
Darnell Shepherd .... hair technician: Almost Human
Thomas E. Surprenant .... prosthetic coordinator: Almost Human (as Thomas Surprenant)
Solina Tabrizi .... hair stylist
Larry Waggoner .... hair department head
Nikki Carbonetta .... makeup artist: additional photography (uncredited)
Steve Costanza .... makeup artist: additional photography (uncredited)
André Dubois .... assistant key hair stylist (uncredited)
Christina Guerra .... makeup effects operations manager: Almost Human (uncredited)
Sean Kenney .... lens technician (uncredited)
Toby Lamm .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Glenn S. Gainor .... unit production manager
Nicolas Stern .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Bill Wohlken .... production organization (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Druxman .... first assistant director
James Moran .... second assistant director (as James H. Moran)
Jenny Nolan .... second second assistant director
Adam Druxman .... second unit director (uncredited)
James Moran .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
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
Brett McKenzie .... art department coordinator
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Steve Powell .... general foreman
James E. Tocci .... set designer
Jory Alvarado .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Daniel W. Blaha .... propmaker (uncredited)
Brian Ferguson .... props (uncredited)
Todd Harris .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Richard Lambert .... leadman (uncredited)
Al Lewis .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Lyle Maves .... plasterer foreman (uncredited)
Candice Muriedas .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Christopher Schultz .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Andrew Settle .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Michael Spitaletto .... painter (uncredited)
R. Lucas Stewart .... propmaker /mill foreman (uncredited)
Joanna Venezky .... set buyer (uncredited)
Fante Zamora .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... supervising sound mixer
Scott G.G. Haller .... dialogue editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Scott Heflin .... boom operator
Shawn Holden .... production mixer
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
Sean McCormack .... foley supervisor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Erin Oakley .... adr supervisor
Paul Pirola .... sound designer
Jacob Riehle .... first assistant sound editor
Greg P. Russell .... supervising sound mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
Anthony Adams .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Jesse Kaplan .... second sound recordist (uncredited)
Chet Leonard .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
Special Effects by
George Bernota .... mechanical designer: Almost Human
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Almost Human
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
Zak Knight .... special effects foreman
Matt Mastrella .... foam runner: Almost Human
William 'Barcode' Rosa .... lab technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios
James Mark Dunn .... conceptual artist: Almost Human (as Mark Dunn)
Greg Groenekamp .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Diana Hinek .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Diana Hineck)
Deke Kincaid .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Deek Kincaid)
Steven Meyer .... compositing supervisor: Zoic Studios (as Steve Meyer)
Nathan Overstrom .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Nate Overstrom)
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
Bethany Pederson Onstad .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Bethany Pederson)
Ryan Reeb .... cg artist: Zoic Studios
Zachariah Zaubi .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Zach Zaubi)
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital artist (uncredited)
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Trent Claus .... flame artist (uncredited)
Sean Dowey .... motion graphics artist (uncredited)
Sean Dowey .... title designer (uncredited)
Devin Fairbairn .... tracking artist: Zoic FX (uncredited)
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer: lola visual effects (uncredited)
Scott Rosekrans .... cg artist (uncredited)
Sean Tompkins .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: lola visual effects (uncredited)
Ryan Zuttermeister .... associate visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects (uncredited)
Hank Amos .... stunts
Randy Beckman .... stunts (as Randy J. Beckman)
Steve Berens .... stunts
Troy Lindsay Brown .... stunts
Dartenea Bryant .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Lance Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Jake Lombard .... stunts (as Jake Lombardi)
Matthew Taylor .... stunts (as Matt Taylor)
Randy Beckman .... stunt rigging coordinator (uncredited)
Troy Lindsay Brown .... stunt double (uncredited)
Dartenea Bryant .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jake Lombard .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Matthew Taylor .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Aguirre .... camera operator
Craig Bilodeau .... key grip
John Bramley .... still photographer
Michael Herron .... video playback
Andy C. Huber .... assistant chief lighting technician
Michael LaViolette .... chief lighting technician
Bill-Brady Majors .... key grip (as Brady Majors)
Kara Rittenhouse .... second assistant camera
Lance Robinson .... second grip
Dave Wightman .... first assistant camera (as David Wightman)
Annie Wildmoser .... second assistant camera
Jose F. Barrios .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Denise Brady .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Scott Donahue .... grip (uncredited)
Patrick George .... light programmer: moving lights (uncredited)
Mark Hochman .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Pete Johnson .... grip (uncredited)
Paul Maletich .... digital imaging technician: reshoots (uncredited)
Oliver Mancebo .... digital utility (uncredited)
David A. Parks .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Rich .... grip (uncredited)
Eric Sandlin .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Hannes Steixner .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Julie Swistak .... casting associate
Claire Benjamin .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Laura E. Little .... costume supervisor (as Laura Little)
Terri Middleton .... costumer
Damien Quinn .... costumer
Cesha Ventre .... costumer
Lindsey Kear .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Molly McConnaughy .... costume shopper (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Devin C. Lussier .... first assistant editor (as Devin Lussier)
Blair Miller .... apprentice editor
Michael Underwood .... digital colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer (uncredited)
Patrick Leach .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor (uncredited)
Location Management
Douglas Dresser .... location manager
S. Dylan Kirkland .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dan Brizendine .... transportation captain
Jayson Ehlers .... transportation co-captain
Neil Chisholm .... transportation (uncredited)
Mike Fenster .... picture car captain (uncredited)
Teresa Haney .... transportation captain (uncredited)
William R. Peck .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Anna Belaro-Rodriguez .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Blair .... production coordinator
Randin Brown .... production assistant
Matthew Cuny .... production assistant
Patricia A. Fullerton .... script supervisor (as Patricia Fullerton)
Terri Greening .... production accountant
Mackenzie Horras .... production assistant
Drequinn Johnson .... production assistant
Lauren Brooke Kurfirst .... assistant: Mr. Gainor (as Lauren B. Kurfirst)
Kym Langlie .... unit publicist
Craig Langus .... production assistant
Heather Montagna .... assistant: John and Drew Dowdle
Carly Norris-Kahane .... assistant: Mr. Lee and Mr. Davison (as Carly Norris)
Charlie E. Scott Jr. .... craft service (as Charlie Scott III)
Derek Wade .... production secretary
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment (uncredited)
Mark Behar .... deadly force/weapons specialist (uncredited)
Meghan Burchfield .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Elida Cerda .... key medic (uncredited)
Nicky Craft .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Lisa Furia .... second assistant accountant: reshoots (uncredited)
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Katherine Hynes .... voice performer (uncredited)
Lynn Johnson .... set medic (uncredited)
Jamie Lieberman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Mirkin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brieann Rich .... key craft service (uncredited)
Nicholas Rich .... key set medic (uncredited)
Tim Seitter .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sue Smith .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
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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Rated R for bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | 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?

Remake of [Rec] (2007). [Rec] 2 (2009) was filmed in the same building, but Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011) wasn't filmed in the same building, but in a plane and in an abandoned building.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: (at around 51 mins) When the bio-suited CDC doctors enter the building, you hear the sounds of a self-contained breathing apparatus. However, the doctors are wearing standard gas masks with NBC filters, which are almost silent and don't use an external air supply. However, on the DVD/Blu-ray commentary for this film, the director/executive producer explain that because there was no musical score for this picture, they chose to "score" it using sound effects throughout. This is evidenced on the filmmaker commentary in the above scene, where the filmmakers further discuss the process by which the post-production sound department began creating sound effects as soon as the film editing process began, thus allowing the editor to "test out different breathing sounds" to see what worked best for dramatic effect. One could deduce that the sound effects used were intentionally inaccurate so as to add to the suspense of the moment rather than to be factually accurate.See more »
Jake:So, let's just pretend you're five years old and on fire.See more »
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Why does it take so long for Briana to show symptoms, but only moments for the older tenants?
What caused the fireman to fall?
What caused the outbreak?
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69 out of 123 people found the following review useful.
Not too bad, 10 October 2008
Author: astroass34 from United States

Overall, it was a pretty good movie. It entertained me, and it had zombie-like people (well, it was actually a virus, like in 28 days/weeks later- but still, that concept of zombies is always awesome). The camera was pretty shaky at times, which was a bit much, and at the end, Jennifer Carpenter, as hot as she is, got pretty annoying with the screams, crying, and hyperventilating. Kind of wish she would have shut up near the end.

Pretty good jumps, some decent little gore parts- so overall, not a bad movie. I would probably buy it on DVD. Obviously no movie is perfect, and everyone will have their own views, likes, and dislikes. If you look at all the other past horror movies, this one isn't too shabby. Look, a movie entertains you, then it did it's job. That's why it's called "entertainment." Just because some jackass on the street says it sucks, and just because it didn't get many "stars," doesn't mean it's a bad movie. Plenty of "bad movies" have entertained the hell out of me- in turn, making them good movies- to me, at least.

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