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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 »
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Cast

  (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 ... 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)

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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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:
Wilshire the fire dog also featured in an episode of "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan" (2004) (Season 3, Episode 4)See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Lawrence says the only way to test for rabies is a brain sample; a blood test will not work. A brain sample is the most reliable way to diagnose rabies, but it can also be diagnosed through saliva, urine, or cerebro-spinal fluid samples.See more »
Quotes:
Jake:So, let's just pretend you're five years old and on fire.See more »
Soundtrack:
My Kinda LoverSee more »

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60 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Infectious Horror, 21 October 2008
Author: Simon_Says_Movies from Toronto, ON, Canada

Even at a glance, it is clear that Quarantine has boarded the 'fad' bandwagon it two respects. Firstly, this chiller joins up with the abundance of remakes that choke the gullet of Hollywood, and at an impressively rapid pace I may add, duplicating its Spanish predecessor (Rec) within a year's time. Secondly, it is the successor in a line of films, some from earlier this year in fact, that adopt the hand-held camera technique (which may soon be classified more accurately as a gimmick) to construct a first hand, real time account of events. Yet, despite succumbing to these popular fixations, and the flag of death that is the studios reluctance to screen the film, Quarantine is crisp effective horror.

When comparing (Rec) and Quarantine, the similarities are glaring. In fact, the films are almost identical, save a few altered snippets. Which is good in the sense that nothing was lost in translation and although nowhere near as disgraceful as remaking classics or art films, it still begs to ask the question why? Alas, the average viewer does not wish to read subtitles, especially when watching horror, so the update went through. Directed by newcomer John Erick Dowdle he makes the most of his debut. Procuring a larger budget then its inspiration, Quarantine looks better as a whole (despite more frequent incomprehensible shots involving darkness and jiggle cam) and is able to incorporate some effects into the production, such as a continuous and chilling shot of a person being tossed down a stairwell. Comparisons to 2008's earlier films Cloverfield and Diary of the Dead are unavoidable, and remains squarely in the middle; a far-cry from the ingenuity and atmosphere of Cloverfield, but avoids the horrendous acting and scripting of Diary.

Mirroring (Rec) Quarantine begins with a reporter, Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) who hosts a late night television program. On this particular night, Angela and her cameraman Scott (Steve Harris) are doing a ride-along with the firemen of a local station in L.A., including Jake (Jay Hernandez) and Fletcher (Jonathan Schaech). After a tenuous night of boredom and anxiety, they are finally called to the scene of an apparent accident in an aging condo, involving an elderly tenant. Things are not as they seem however as soon after, the CDC seals off the building with the foursome, and the reaming residents still inside. Their reasoning is good it seems, as all hell breaks loose as a mysterious rabies virus rips through the building turning those exposed into zombie-like fiends. The survivors must work together to battle the infected, the authorities and each other.

Both films incorporate the inherent problem of the disease itself, which seems to frequently shift in its required incubation period, but is not really a huge impediment for the film as a whole. The opening act which is situated entirely at the station is both surprisingly involving and witty, and works to some extent as character development. The finale is also pulse-pounding, if not entirely inspired, but lacks the sheer terror I felt at the finale of (Rec). When breaking it down, Quarantine's opening is better then the original, and (Rec)'s final act is better then its imitator, so things balance out. Each film boast a superb scene mid to late film, including the aforementioned stairwell plummet in Quarantine and a scene in (Rec]) involving the same stairwell in which the heroes peer down to see the lower floors of infected peering back; eerie stuff. I would encourage horror fans to see both before making their choice, and to be honest I haven't quite chosen myself which is superior. Regardless, Quarantine takes advantage of a ploy that has not yet become stale, and yielding authentic portrayals from its relatively unknown cast and an ominous atmosphere, this flick is infectious to be sure.

See all my reviews at: http://simonsaysmovies.blogspot.com

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