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9 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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The world goes viral September 9 See more »
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Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Marion Cotillard ... Dr. Leonora Orantes

Matt Damon ... Mitch Emhoff

Laurence Fishburne ... Dr. Ellis Cheever

Jude Law ... Alan Krumwiede

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Beth Emhoff

Kate Winslet ... Dr. Erin Mears

Bryan Cranston ... RADM Lyle Haggerty

Jennifer Ehle ... Dr. Ally Hextall

Elliott Gould ... Dr. Ian Sussman

Chin Han ... Sun Feng

John Hawkes ... Roger

Anna Jacoby-Heron ... Jory Emhoff

Josie Ho ... Li Fai's Sister

Sanaa Lathan ... Aubrey Cheever

Demetri Martin ... Dr. David Eisenberg

Armin Rohde ... Damian Leopold

Enrico Colantoni ... Dennis French

Larry Clarke ... Dave

Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Lorraine Vasquez

Tien You Chui ... Li Fai (as Chui Tien You)
Daria Strokous ... Irina

Griffin Kane ... Clark Morrow
Yoshiaki Kobayashi ... Japanese Bus Man
Teri McEvoy ... School Nurse

Sue Redman ... ER Nurse #1
Teri Campbell ... ER Nurse #2
Stef Tovar ... Dr. Arrington
Mary Jo Faraci ... Social Worker

Grace Rex ... Carrie Anne
Joseph Anthony Foronda ... WHO Official
Phillip James Brannon ... Paramedic

Rebecca Spence ... Jon Neal's Wife
David Lively ... Minnesota Medical Examiner
Andrew White ... Assistant Medical Examiner
Ira Blumen ... Helpful Doctor (as Ira Blumen MD)

Scott Stangland ... Minnesota Health #1
Jimmy Chung ... Minnesota Health #2

Rick Uecker ... Minnesota Health #3

Tara Mallen ... Minnesota Health #4
John Hines ... AIMM Employee #1
Joshua Weinstein ... AIMM Employee #2

Sarah Charipar ... AIMM Employee #3
Mark Czoske ... AIMM Employee #4

Dan Aho ... Aaron Barnes
Hee-Wan Kwon ... Japanese Official
Phil Tang ... Village Man #1
Robert Chi ... Village Man #2
Blair Robertson ... Sussman's Assistant

Randy Lowell ... Hedge Fund Man in Park
Pete Sack ... TV Anchor

Brian J. O'Donnell ... Andrew
Kwok-Wah Wong ... Chinese Health Official #1 (as Kwok Wah Wong)

Sau-Ming Tsang ... Chinese Health Official #2 (as Sau Ming Raymond Tsang)

Jim Ortlieb ... Funeral Director
Annabel Armour ... Beth's Mother

Kara Zediker ... Elizabeth Nygaard
Josh Pollock ... Coughing Man (as Joshua Pollock)

Laura Fisher ... Sick Lady (as Laura T. Fisher)
Pete Kelly ... National Guardsman (as Peter A. Kelly)

Mary Beth Dolan ... Nun

Jason Babinsky ... Shivering Man

Howie Johnson ... Morgue Worker
Sanjay Gupta ... Himself (as Sanjay Gupta M.D.)
Thomas Gebbia ... Man with Megaphone
Dan Flannery ... Hextall's Father

Dan Sanders-Joyce ... Home Invasion Thug
Joshua Seiden ... Anthony
Kam Tong Wong ... Chef
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grant Anderson ... Press Conference Videographer (uncredited)
Maura Antas ... Family Member (uncredited)

Rodolfo C Barrios ... Sick Guy (uncredited)

Tommy Bartlett ... Pfizer / Roche Board Member (uncredited)

Erik Batoog ... Sick Guy (uncredited)

Robert G. Beck ... John Neal (uncredited)

Jonny Beltran ... Pharmacy Rioter (uncredited)
Brandon Berk ... Extra (uncredited)
Andrew Biesen ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Adam Blaszkiewicz ... Angry Person (uncredited)

Raphael Bonacchi ... Tallest Police Officer Checking Dr. Orantes's ID (uncredited)
Chrys-Anthony Booker ... Survivor (uncredited)
Jeff Botelho ... Captain at CDC (uncredited)

Ahmed Boulane ... Doctor Haddad (uncredited)
Dianne Brennan ... Vaccine Recipient (uncredited)
Gene Bryant ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jonez Cain ... Extra (uncredited)
Kelly Carevic ... Anxious Medical Patient (uncredited)

Melanie Case ... Pharmacy Clerk (uncredited)
Cabran E. Chamberlain ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

James Chudnow ... Chief Scientist at U-Soulce Pharmaceutica (standing wearing labcoat in conference room) (uncredited)
Roberta Chung ... CDC Employee & MEV-1 Survivor (uncredited)

Liz Clare ... Vaccine Recipient (uncredited)

Kimber Closson ... Reporter #1 (uncredited)

David Cohen ... News Reporter (uncredited)

Duke Czlonka ... National Guard Sergeant (uncredited)
Kellie Daniel ... Sick Child (uncredited)
Andrew Dasz ... Airport Passager (uncredited)
Joseph Jajoe Davis ... National Guard / CDC Reporter (uncredited)

Joe DeBartolo ... Food Drop Recipient (uncredited)
E. Ambriz DeColosio ... Interviewee (uncredited)

Corianna Di Julio ... Girl at ATM (uncredited)
Amanda Dyar ... Vaccinated Citizen (uncredited)
Shannon Edwards ... Michael Giannes - Minnesota Health Department (uncredited)

Anas El Baz ... Ahraf (uncredited)
Olivia Francessca ... Nurse (uncredited)

Logan Fry ... Washington D.C. Lobbyist (uncredited)
Kenley Gaffke ... Vaccine Patient (uncredited)
Nathan Geist ... Lieutenant Commander Williams (uncredited)

Angie Grace ... Minneapolis Airport Passenger (uncredited)

Christian Heep ... Reporter #2 (uncredited)

Thurston Hill ... Press Room Reporter (uncredited)

John Hoogenakker ... Rafik's Lawyer (uncredited)

Matt Iwinski ... Photographer (uncredited)
Felicia June ... London Lounge Patron (uncredited)

Alexander Kanellakos ... Inoculated Citizen (uncredited)

Andrew R. Kaplan ... On air TV Reporter (uncredited)

Sarah Kliban ... Interviewee #3 (uncredited)
Iris Kohl ... Reporter (uncredited)

Don Kress ... Business Executive (uncredited)

Suzanne Lang ... ER Nurse (uncredited)
Vinnie Langdon III ... Vaccine Patient (uncredited)
Mark Lavell ... Survivor (uncredited)
Ina Lereine ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
John Lobato ... Sickly Victim (uncredited)
Sam Lohan ... Dying Woman (uncredited)

Veronica Loud ... Café Patron (uncredited)
Lawrence G. Lozano ... Sick Person (uncredited)

Patterson Lundquist ... Concerned Citizen (uncredited)

Mino Mackic ... Airport Businessman (uncredited)

Barbara Elizabeth Maleski ... Protesting Teamster (uncredited)

Carl Marino ... Pharmacy Fighter (uncredited)

Deanna Marks ... Virus Recipient (uncredited)

Mary Lu Marr ... Physician (uncredited)
Timothy W. Mather ... Print Journalist (uncredited)

Thomas McCormick ... Photographer (uncredited)
Zane McIntosh ... Vaccinated Citizen (uncredited)
Dave McNulty ... Doctor in Lobby (uncredited)
Samuel Meadows ... Press Member (uncredited)
Michael Meyerson ... Hayes Valley Resident (uncredited)

E. Roger Mitchell ... Driver (uncredited)

Paul D. Morgan ... Hazmat Doctor (uncredited)

Max Movish ... Sick Patient (uncredited)
Jesse Muick ... Vaccine Recipient (uncredited)
Larry Nazimek ... CDC Employee (uncredited)
Jason Neisewander ... Extra (uncredited)
Jamie Newell ... Siphon woman (uncredited)

Warith Niallah ... Emergency Operations Team Lead (uncredited)

Jim Nieciecki ... Dustin Friel Military M.D. with the CDC (uncredited)

Ellen O'Rourke ... Mom (uncredited)

Russ Panzarella ... Doctor / Looter / Man at Food Drop (uncredited)
Eric Jon Pierson ... Driver (uncredited)
Catherine Kim Poon ... Nurse (uncredited)

Steven James Price ... Lt. Col Ginsberg (uncredited)

Kyle Quesnoy ... Redhead Interviewee (uncredited)

Brandi Quinn ... Sickly Victim (uncredited)
Amisha Ram ... Vaccine Child (uncredited)
Sam Raysby ... Husband Disputing Wife (uncredited)

Sophia Rivera ... Vaccine Recipient (uncredited)
Kenya Robertson ... Waitress (uncredited)
Rachel Rodewald ... Civillian (uncredited)

Joshua Rollins ... Reporter #3 (uncredited)

Sandy Rouge ... Medical Staff (uncredited)

Helen Sadler ... Polish Maid (uncredited)

Peggy Sandow ... Sick Woman (uncredited)
Charlie Schildt ... Cameraman / Refugee (uncredited)

Jon Komp Shin ... On Air News Reporter San Francisco (uncredited)

Walt Sloan ... Hospital Physician (uncredited)
Gregory Marshall Smith ... CDC Reporter / Health Official (uncredited)

Ylian Alfaro Snyder ... Sick Citizen (uncredited)

Steven Soderbergh ... John Neal (voice) (uncredited)
Alexander Sofiyev ... San Francisco TV News Reporter (uncredited)
Josh Squire ... Vaccine Patient (uncredited)

January Stern ... Congress Woman (uncredited)

Michael T Stewart ... Citizen (uncredited)

Thomas W. Stewart ... Doctor (uncredited)
Chris D. Thomas ... Dr. Brad Einhorn (uncredited)
John Thurner ... Reporter (uncredited)
Audra Todd ... CDC Employee (uncredited)

Phil Vallejo ... Vaccine Recipient (uncredited)

Ken Venzke ... On Air Reporter San Francisco Channel 7 (uncredited)
Nicholas James Vetrovec ... DOH Worker (uncredited)
Abigail Wait ... Girl In Cafe (uncredited)

Amr Waked ... Rafik (uncredited)
Bobby Watson ... Dying Man (uncredited)

Gail Welch ... Nurse (uncredited)

James D. Weston II ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Roger Wiggins ... CDC Employee (uncredited)

Kumi Yoshida ... Japanese Woman (uncredited)

Robert A. Young ... Capital Police (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Soderbergh 
 
Writing credits
Scott Z. Burns (written by)

Produced by
Zakaria Alaoui .... line producer: Casablanca
Chen On Chu .... line producer: Hong Kong
Gregory Jacobs .... producer
Jonathan King .... executive producer
Michael Polaire .... executive producer
Michael Shamberg .... producer
Stacey Sher .... producer
Jeff Skoll .... executive producer
Ricky Strauss .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Soderbergh (director of photography) (as Peter Andrews)
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Mirrione 
 
Casting by
Carmen Cuba 
 
Production Design by
Howard Cummings 
 
Art Direction by
Abdellah Baadil 
Simon Dobbin 
David Lazan (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Carr 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Frogley 
 
Makeup Department
Fríða Aradóttir .... hair department head (as Frída Svala Aradóttir)
Kate Biscoe .... makeup department head
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist
Fannie Chan .... key makeup artist: Hong Kong
Stephan Dupuis .... key makeup artist: San Francisco
Kay Georgiou .... hair stylist: Matt Damon
Alma Izquierdo .... makeup artist
Rosalind Jones-Crosby .... assistant hair stylist
Laurel Kelly .... key hair stylist: Atlanta
Aimee Lippert-Bastian .... makeup artist: Chicago (as Aimée Lippert)
Dominic Mango .... key hair stylist: Chicago
Sarah Mays .... makeup artist: Atlanta
Suzi Ostos .... key makeup artist: Chicago
Mimi Palazon .... special makeup effects artist
Thomas Terhaar .... hair stylist: Chicago
Samuel Wong .... key hair stylist: Hong Kong
Aurora Bergere .... makeup artist: San Francisco (uncredited)
Kimberly L. Boundas .... contact lens technician (uncredited)
Melinda Dunn .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Latrice Edwards .... additional make-up artist (uncredited)
Vivian Guzman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Lun Yé Hodges .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Lisa Jelic .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (uncredited)
Nancie Marsalis .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Cheryl Ann Nick .... makeup department head: additional photography (uncredited)
Jennifer Tremont .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Vicki Vacca .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Julie M. Anderson .... production supervisor (as Julie Anderson)
David Brown .... production manager: UK & Morocco
Connie Cheung .... assistant production manager: Hong Kong
David Kirchner .... post-production supervisor
Francine Lusser .... production manager: Gneva
Alessandra Moresco .... assistant production manager: Geneva
Juliette Perréard .... second assistant production manager: Geneva
Michael Polaire .... unit production manager
Christa Vausbinder .... production supervisor: Hong Kong
Johnny Wang .... production manager: Hong Kong
Bill Wu .... unit manager: Hong Kong
B. Ted Deiker .... production supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
Afnahn Khan .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Gérard Monier .... production manager (uncredited)
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trey Batchelor .... second assistant director: Hong Kong
Brendon Breese .... additional assistant director: San Francisco
Wai Kei Cheng .... second assistant director: Hong Kong (as Cheng Wai Kei)
Lanbo Cheuk .... first assistant director: Hong Kong
Joey Coughlan .... second second assistant director: London
Yann Mari Faget .... second assistant director: Casablanca
Ahmed Hatimi .... first assistant director: Casablanca
Gregory Jacobs .... first assistant director
Eric Richard Lasko .... second second assistant director
Nikki Lau .... second assistant director: Hong Kong
Cheuk Pan Lee .... second assistant director: Hong Kong
Lemon Liu .... first assistant director: Hong Kong
Florian Nussbaumer .... second assistant director: Geneva
Samar Pollitt .... second assistant director: Casablanca
Sunni-Ali Powell .... additional second assistant director: Chicago
Andy Spellman .... additional second assistant director: Chicago
Jody Spilkoman .... second assistant director
Mohammed Hamza Regragui .... second second assistant director: Morocco (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Andy Au .... property master: Hong Kong
Nina Bachmann .... art director: Geneva
Dean Backer .... buyer: San Francisco
Nate Belove .... on-set dresser: San Francisco
Mark Boucher .... paint foreman
Robert J. Carlyle .... construction coordinator
Keith Cheung .... leadman: Hong Kong
Robbie Conal .... poster artist
David Cortez .... art department staff assistant
Chewie K. Darsow .... art department staff assistant
Gary Dempsey .... painter
Tanja Deshida .... buyer
Simon Dobbin .... art director: Hong Kong
Brad Einhorn .... property master
Rod England .... buyer: Atlanta
Ricky Eyres .... supervising art director: UK & MOrocco
William A. Fobert .... propmaker foreman
Michael D. Gianneschi .... assistant property master: Chicago
Stephanie Gilliam .... assistant art director: Chicago
Lee Gordon .... set decorator: UK & Morocco
Halsted Craig Hannah .... original artwork
Kristin Hanson .... art department trafficker (as Kristin Hanson Turpin)
Chi Hang Ho .... art director: Hong Kong
Peter Hudson .... set dresser gang boss: San Francisco
Bam Hughes .... warehouse manager: Chicago
Bruce Hui .... construction coordinator: Hong Kong
Chun Wah Hui .... general foreman: Hong Kong
Margaret Hungerford .... gang boss: Atlanta
Tuja Jeng .... art department staff assistant
Eric R. Johnson .... research assistant
John P. Kenny III .... carpenter foreman
David W. Krummel .... set designer
Franziska Kummer .... set decorator: Geneva
Tani Kunitake .... illustrator
Jason Lam .... set designer: Hong Kong
Carolyn Lassek .... assistant property master
Zoe Lee .... on-set dresser: Hong Kong
Cat Leung .... set decorator: Hong Kong
Tsz Fung Li .... buyer: Hong Kong
David Loya .... property assistant: San Francisco
Andrew Murdock .... reshoots: Art Director
Brea Murphy .... buyer
James Nichols .... construction location foreman
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor (as Rod Nunnally)
Tyler Osman .... construction coordinator: Chicago
Jeff Ozimek .... lead set designer
Jami Primmer .... set designer
Rachid Quiat .... set dresser
Shari Ratliff .... art department coordinator
Shane Reed .... leadman
Matt Reese .... welder
Brent Regan .... general foreman
David Ronan .... assistant property master: San Francisco
John H. Schulz .... paint supervisor: Chicago
Aaron Shores .... construction coordinator: San Francisco
David Soukup .... set dresser
Bret August Tanzer .... graphic designer
Karen Teneyck .... graphic designer
David Tennenbaum .... set designer
Scott Troha .... gang boss
Calvin Tsoi .... assistant property master: Hong Kong
Jean Tsoi .... first assistant art director: Hong Kong
Merje Veski .... assistant art director: Chicago (as Merje Veski)
Kloud Wan .... second assistant art director: Hong Kong
Spence Warren .... art department staff assistant
Michael C. Woodcock .... carpenter
Carrie Yiu .... art department coordinator: Hong Kong
Susan Alegria .... set dresser: San Francisco (uncredited)
Paul V. Allen Sr. .... set dresser (uncredited)
Colin Bach .... props (uncredited)
Nicole Balzarini .... art department coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Bil Barnes .... props (uncredited)
Anthony Barracca .... set dresser (uncredited)
Patrick Beals .... prop designer (uncredited)
Bonnie Briggs .... set dresser: San Francisco (uncredited)
Adrian Cortes .... construction estimator (uncredited)
Phillip Ellman .... greens foreman (uncredited)
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Carol Francoso .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Gary Happ .... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork (uncredited)
Kelly A. Hogan .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Holli Hopkins-McGinley .... art department assistant: re-shoot (uncredited)
Bam Hughes .... set dressing gangboss: re-shoot (uncredited)
Steve Hull .... carpenter foreman (uncredited)
Abdenabi Izlaguen .... set decorator buyer (uncredited)
Ryan Patrick Kelly .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mark Kessler .... construction foreman: San Francisco (uncredited)
Andrew Lewis .... props assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Konrad Lewis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Miles Logan .... prop assistant: Atlanta unit (uncredited)
Nathan Mack .... carpenter (uncredited)
Krystal MacKnight .... set decoration assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Quentin Matthys .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jono Moles .... construction manager: London (uncredited)
Dan Molnar .... set dresser: San Francisco (uncredited)
Mike Monckton .... signwriter painter (uncredited)
Katy Moore-Kozachik .... painter (uncredited)
Chuck O'Malley .... carpenter (uncredited)
Chad Owens .... set designer: San Francisco (uncredited)
Walter J. Piers .... set dresser (uncredited)
Taraja Ramsess .... set dresser (uncredited)
Katrina Rice .... props (uncredited)
Greg Sanger .... leadman: additional photography (uncredited)
Sabrina Siebert .... prop maker: QuantumCreation FX (uncredited)
Larry Szymanowski .... standby painter: Chicago (uncredited)
James Bryant Wactor .... prop maker (uncredited)
Jody Weisenfeld .... set dresser: San Francisco (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Larry Blake .... re-recording mixer
Larry Blake .... supervising sound editor
Matt Coby .... dialogue editor
Scott Curtis .... foley mixer
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Lisa Gillespie .... utility sound: Chicago
Javier M. Hernández .... boom operator (as Javier Hernandez)
Angus Mak .... utility sound: Hong Kong
John Pospisil .... additional sound effects
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Billy Theriot .... assistant sound editor
Dennis Towns .... sound mixer
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer
David A. Whittaker .... dialogue editor
Byron Wilson .... dialogue editor
Oscar Cordova .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Karl Dondlinger .... boom operator (uncredited)
Christopher Joseph Harris .... sound utility (uncredited)
Darin Heinis .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Tommy Lindquist .... sound effects recordist assist (uncredited)
Christopher Mills .... efp sound (uncredited)
Adam Mohundro .... sound utility (uncredited)
Neil Riha .... sound utility: San Francisco (uncredited)
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform (uncredited)
Zach Wrobel .... additional sound (uncredited)
Nourdine Zaoui .... daily second boom (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Ahasay .... special effects foreman
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects coordinator: San Francisco
Darrell Burgess .... special effects foreman: San Francisco
Blake E. Matthys .... key on-set special effects
John D. Milinac .... special effects coordinator
Dieter Sturm .... snowmaker coordinator
Heath Winn .... special effects technician
Kuong Tat Wong .... special effects coordinator: Hong Kong
Ryan Evans .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jeffrey Hurt .... special effects technican (uncredited)
John J. Slove Jr. .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Yvonne Sturm .... special effects snowmaker (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Lorenzo Alvarez .... visual effects animator: Method Studios (as Daniel Alvarez)
Aaron Brown .... compositor: Method Studios
Chad E. Collier .... data technician: Method Studios
Karl Coyner .... technical director: Method Studios, Vancouver
Michael Sean Foley .... cg supervisor: Method Studios
Alex Gitler .... compositing supervisor: Method Studios
Randy Goux .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Jayse Hansen .... screen graphics designer
Heather Elisa Hill .... digital producer: Method Studios (as Heather Hill-Dinkins)
Hiroki Iijima .... compositor
Nat Jencks .... additional visual effects
Jinnie Pak .... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Chi Pham .... visual effects systems administrator
David Rey .... compositor: Method Studios
Casey Rolseth .... cg lead: Method Studios
Tiago Santos .... compositor: Method Studios
Aaron Schultz .... cg artist: Method Studios
Rasha Shalaby .... matte painter: Method Studios
Thomas J. Smith .... visual effects supervisor
Michele C. Vallillo .... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Jason Wardle .... cg artist: Method Studios
Michael S. Harbour .... head of 2d: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Raechel Kasprzak .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios (uncredited)
James P. Noon .... tracking (uncredited)
Gustavo A. Pablik .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Jason Pomerantz .... production supervisor: IMAX version (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
Scott Steyns .... graphics and animation (uncredited)
James William Visconti III .... computer/video playback engineer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Janeshia Adams-Ginyard .... stunt performer
Dan Bell .... stunt performer
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt performer (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator: San Francisco
Paul Crawford .... stunt performer
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz .... stunt performer
Lisa Dempsey .... stunt performer
Alessandro Di Martini .... stunts
Shawnah Donley .... stunt performer
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt performer (as Tom Ficke)
James Fierro .... stunt performer (as Jim Fierro)
Mike Guerra .... special ability
Mark Harper .... stunt performer
Larry Lam .... stunt performer
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator: Chicago (as Rick LeFevour)
Tom Lowell .... stunt performer
Daniel Maldonado .... stunt performer
James R. Mammoser .... stunt performer (as James Mammoser)
Mike Martinez .... stunt performer
Danton Mew .... stunt performer
Natalie M. Meyer .... stunt performer (as Natalie Meyer)
Alexandre Ottoveggio .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Owen .... stunt performer
Brian Peters .... stunt performer
Rex Reddick .... stunt performer
R.A. Rondell .... stunt coordinator: Hong Kong
Mike Sasse .... stunt performer
Courtney Schwartz .... stunts
James D. Weston II .... utility stunts
Rich Wilkie .... stunt performer
Robert G. Beck .... stunts (uncredited)
Liisa Cohen .... action actor (uncredited)
Aaron Crippen .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Elizabeth Davidovich .... stunts (uncredited)
Shawnah Donley .... stunt double: Kate Winslet (uncredited)
Patrick Dunham .... stunts (uncredited)
Todd Gillenardo .... stunts (uncredited)
Dante Ha .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Halpin .... stunt actor: pharmacy riot (uncredited)
Michael Hilow .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mary Karcz .... stunts (uncredited)
Luke Kearney .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jason Kehler .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Kehoe .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Larson .... stunts (uncredited)
Matthew LeFevour .... stunts (uncredited)
Nina Leone .... stunts (uncredited)
Will Leong .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Christian Litke .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Martin .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tim Meredith .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Mosley .... stunts (uncredited)
Marty Murray .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Chris Nolte .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Linda Perlin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Scott Philyaw .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Shannon .... stunts (uncredited)
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Sorensen .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Todd Rogers Terry .... stunt performer (uncredited)
John Turk .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Vella .... stunt player (uncredited)
Crescent Wood .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Ryan Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James W. Apted .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as James Apted)
Claudette Barius .... still photographer
Abderrahim Bissar .... electrician
Kevin Boyd .... computer video operator: Chicago
Thomas S. Ciciura .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jaime Dawkins .... technocrane technician: uncredited
Dan Dobson .... video playback technician
Greg Fausak .... best boy grip
Chris Glomp .... grip
Tim Guffin .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, San Francisco
David Henri .... video and graphics supervisor
Matt Johnson .... set lighting technician
Louis Jong .... key grip: Hong Kong
Ivan Kadlec .... camera technician: RED camera, Hong Kong
April Kelley .... digital downloader
Billy Ko .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Hong Kong
James Kumarelas .... rigging gaffer: San Francisco
Chun-Shing Lam .... assistant chief lighting technician: Hong Kong (as Lam Chun Shing)
Chun-Wan Lam .... chief lighting technician: Hong Kong (as Lam Chun Wan)
Didier Lebel .... key grip: Geneva
Wa-wai Luk .... best boy grip: Hong Kong (as Luk Wa Wai)
David 'Louie' Lukasik .... rigging gaffer
Duane Manwiller .... camera operator
Steven Meizler .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
John Joseph Minardi .... key grip
Wilson Mylander .... rigging grip
Felix Rivera .... assistant chief lighting technician
John S. Robertson .... rigging grip
Spencer M. Rohan .... rigging grip
Jason Storandt .... dolly grip
Paul Toomey .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jerry Tran .... set lighting technician
Eric Walther .... set lighting technician: Geneva
Peter Walts .... chief lighting technician
Hunter Whalen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Chicago
Bradley Everett Wilson .... camera supporter
Sebastián Almeida .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Sam Andrzejewski .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Noah Banks .... rigging electric (uncredited)
Michael Best .... key rigging grip: San Francisco (uncredited)
Michael Ryan Burns .... set electrician: San Francisco (uncredited)
Ian Chriss .... rigging electrician: San Francisco (uncredited)
Jim Crowther .... grip (uncredited)
Ronald Dragosh .... best boy rigging electric (uncredited)
Kenneth D. Emanuele .... electrician: San Francisco (uncredited)
Mark Funnell .... best boy spark (uncredited)
Bob Gomez .... rigging electric (uncredited)
Benjamin Kilmer .... grip (uncredited)
Toby Lawrence .... grip: San Francisco (uncredited)
Duane Manwiller .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Duane Manwiller .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Corneel Mertens .... electrician: Swiss unit (uncredited)
David Mong .... pre-rig electric: San Francisco (uncredited)
David Shakibanasab .... electrician (uncredited)
S. Benny Smyth .... grip: Atlanta (uncredited)
Scott Thiele .... dolly grip: additional photography (uncredited)
Porter Versfelt III .... epk camera operator (uncredited)
Marc Wall .... grip: San Francisco (uncredited)
Mark N. Woods .... technocrane operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Madalena Chan .... casting: Hong Kong
Emma Fletcher .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Nina Henninger .... casting: San Francisco
Aaron Ho .... casting assistant extra casting: Hong Kong
Rich King .... extras casting
Becca Knights .... casting associate: Chicago
Bill Marinella .... extras casting: Atlanta
Amy Newbold .... casting assistant: Chicago (as Amy C. Newbold)
Doug Ritzenthaler .... extras casting associate: Chicago
Claire Simon .... casting: Chicago
Erin Stewart .... extras casting associate: Chicago
Katrina Wandel .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Cody Bayne .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Shelby Cherniet .... casting associate: Chicago (uncredited)
Brian Entler .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Jessica Gisin .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Julianna LaRosa .... casting intern (uncredited)
Rose Locke .... extras casting: Atlanta (uncredited)
Antonin Schopfer .... extras casting: Geneva (uncredited)
Amanda Tabak .... casting: UK (uncredited)
Michael Warwick .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanie Baker .... key set costumer
Nancy Cavallaro .... costumer
Stella Cottini .... key costumer: Chicago
Tom Cummins .... key set costumer
Jennifer Jobst .... costume supervisor
Laura Kaminski .... set costumer
Brittany McLeod .... set costumer: Atlanta
Valerie T. O'Brien .... key costumer: Los Angeles
Dorothy Pa .... assistant costume supervisor: Hong Kong
Iliana Sanchez .... set costumer: Atlanta
Richard Schoen .... costume supervisor
Amanda Vinopal .... costumer (as Amanda Mae Vinopal)
Jane Blank .... seamstress (uncredited)
Julia Gombert .... costume textile artist (uncredited)
Rachael Ohman .... costumer (uncredited)
Tracy Reuter .... costume assistant: Chicago (uncredited)
Dana Schondelmeyer .... costumes supervisor: Morroco (uncredited)
Senna Shanti .... costumer (uncredited)
Cassiopeia Smith .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Corey Bayes .... first assistant editor
Philip Beckner .... digital intermediate conformer
Jade E. Chatham .... assistant editor (as Jade Chatham)
John Daro .... digital intermediate colorist
Jeremy Edwards .... post-production assistant
Nat Jencks .... digital workflow
Paul Lavoie .... digital intermediate producer
Tamara McDonough .... additional assistant editor
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
David Rosenthal .... i/o supervisor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate general manager: digital film services
Spike Schwab .... post-production assistant
Wai Wing Tong .... assistant editor: Hong Kong
Brian Ufberg .... assistant editor
Des Carey .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Amy McGrath .... additional assistant editor (uncredited)
Dan Muscarella .... lab color timer (uncredited)
Tim Weyers .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Lee Wimer .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Randy Miller .... conductor
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
Adam Olmsted .... pro tools operator
Mac Quayle .... composer: additional music
Dennis S. Sands .... music mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Dennis S. Sands .... music recordist (as Dennis Sands)
Gregory Tripi .... composer: additional music
Sam Zeines .... music editor
Tom Hardisty .... music scoring recordist (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Bart Samolis .... musician (uncredited)
Martin St. Pierre .... musician: erhu (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ali Bakkioui .... transportation coordinator: Casablanca (as Ali Bakkioul El Otmani)
Jimmy Carruthers .... transportation captain: London
Jeannie Cummings .... driver
Chris Deguzman .... driver generator operator
Michael Freeman .... transportation captain
Shane Greedy .... transportation coordinator
David Ho .... transportation captain: Hong Kong
Thaddeus E. Larkowski .... transportation coordinator: Chicago
Dannie Lenz .... transportation captain: San Francisco
Aaron Ngo .... picture car coordinator: Hong Kong
George A. Sack .... transportation captain
Kelly Yon .... transportation captain
Mounir Badia .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Guy Bostock .... picture vehicle coordinator uk (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... driver: Matt Damon (uncredited)
Redouane Fihi .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Chris George .... transportation (uncredited)
Kirk Huston .... production driver (uncredited)
Dan J. Latham II .... driver (uncredited)
Steve Lewis .... production driver (uncredited)
John Lux Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Tim May .... driver (uncredited)
Jon Smith .... driver (uncredited)
Chase Spitzer .... dot coordinator (uncredited)
Bill Walker .... unit driver (uncredited)
Robert Wallace .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Terrence Abbott .... cast security
Abde Sallam Ait Abdellah .... production accountant: Casablanca
H. Leah Amir .... craft service: San Francisco
Mardie Anderson .... assistant: Mr. Shamberg & Ms. Sher
Erik Andreasen .... production executive
Mark Assad .... cast security
Donnell Barnes .... school teacher: San Francisco
Stephanie Beman .... key craft service: Atlanta
Mohamed Benhmamane .... location manager: Casablanca
Lark Bernini .... production coordinator: Hong Kong
Ira Blumen .... technical advisor
Adam Boor .... location scout: Chicago
Larry Brilliant .... senior technical advisor
David Broder .... location manager: UK & Morocco
Kevin Ray Brown .... production assistant
Joe Brunory .... assistant production accountant (as Joseph Brunory)
Nicholas Carranza .... assistant production accountant
Jonelle Castillo .... production secretary: Chicago
Cindy Ceglarek .... assistant production accountant
Elizabeth Chambers .... travel coordinator
David Champion .... production assistant: GA unit
Darrick Chan .... location assistant
Jenny Chan .... assistant accountant: Hong Kong
Kwok-Kit Chan .... set assistant: Hong Kong (as Chan Kwok Kit)
Hoi Wai Chang .... office staff assistant: Hong Kong
Freddi Cheung .... office staff assistant: Hong Kong
Chelsea Christer .... production assistant
Luke Crawford .... set staff assistant: Atlanta
Fabiano D'Amato .... lead street controller
Richard Daldry .... production coordinator: Casablanca
Ted M. Davila .... assistant production accountant (as Theodore Davila)
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Elena de Leonardis .... story researcher
Suzanne Debrunner .... assistant accountant: San Francisco
Matt Demier .... assistant accountant
Stephen Dirkes .... assistant location manager: Atlanta
Drew Durepos .... office staff assistant: Chicago
Robb Earnest .... production coordinator
Heidi Erl .... production coordinator: San Francisco
Man Fong .... production accountant: Hong Kong
Coco Francini .... assistant: Mr. Shamberg & Ms. Sher
Michael Franck .... helicopter pilot
Pablo Gambetta .... set staff assistant
Laurie Garrett .... senior technical advisor
Billy Goldberg .... technical advisor
Heather Gothie .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Dow Griffith .... location manager: Hong Kong
Natasha K. Griffith .... technical advisor
Erin Grindler .... assistant accountant: San Francisco
Jennifer Hackney .... set staff assistant: Atlanta
Cheryl Harris .... animal trainer
Gregory C. Haynes .... assistant: Mr. Fishburne (as Gregory Haynes)
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach: Ms. Winslet
Brandon Heidt .... set staff assistant: San Francisco
Yves Herren .... key location manager: Geneva
Jason Hinkel .... assistant accountant: Hong Kong
Aaron Ho .... production assistant: Hong Kong
Angel Ho .... location assistant: Hong Kong
Martin L. Hudson .... assistant location manager: Chicago
Elizabeth Hurley .... accountant: London
Kristen Irving .... director of social action and advocacy: participant media
Saisie M. Jang .... assistant location manager: San Francisco (as Saisie M. Jang)
Kevin Keating .... assistant: Ms. Paltrow
Dan Kemp .... key assistant location manager: San Francisco
Claire Kenny .... assistant: Mr. Soderbergh
Lexi Kirsch .... set staff assistant
Jessie Sasser Kloos .... additional production assistant (as Jessie Daniel)
Duncan Lamberson .... craft service
David Lanes .... set staff assistant: San Francisco
Chor Chun Lau .... production assistant: Hong Kong
Ken Lavet .... supervising location manager
Daniel Lee .... assistant location manager: San Francisco
Kok Fai Lee .... set assistant: Hong Kong
Ross Lee .... production coordinator: Hong Kong
Ina Lereine .... production assistant
Feyon Li .... production secretary: Hong Kong
Ian Lipkin .... senior technical advisor (as W. Ian Lipkin)
Stephanie Logan .... production secretary: Atlanta (as Stephanie Paull)
Cathie Ma .... assistant accountant: Hong Kong
Kathryn Madden .... set medic (as Kathryn A. Madden)
Jeannie Mak .... location assistant: Hong Kong
Joseph Malloch .... assistant: Mr. Polaire
Mark Mamalakis .... location manager: chicago
Hiromi Marder .... payroll accountant
Mousy McCallum .... set staff assistant (as Olivia 'Mousy' McCallum)
Darin McCormick-Millett .... titles producer
Shelby McDaniel .... office staff assistant: Atlanta
Tracey McNamara .... technical advisor
Gian Mitchell .... assistant: Mr. Shamberg & Ms. Sher
Elaine Mongeon .... assistant: Mr. Jacobs
Guy Morrison .... key assistant location manager
Maureen Mottram .... assistant production accountant
Lisa Nichols .... studio teacher: Chicago (as Lisa Breen)
Rick Nieves .... cast security
Robert O'Quinn .... production assistant
Brent Ogburn .... office staff assistant: Atlanta
Matt Ott .... set staff assistant
Natasha Parker .... location department coordinator: Chicago
Ina Petersen .... production assistant
Liz Probst .... payroll accountant
RoseMary Prodonovich .... office staff assistant: Chicago
Rachel Redding .... office staff assistant: Atlanta
Mary Frances Reidy .... assistant accountant: San Francisco
Mayda Renizzi-Holt .... assistant production accountant
Deborah Ricketts .... footage researcher
Matthew Riutta .... assistant location manager: San Francisco
Ken Ryan .... production accountant
Michael J. Ryan .... technical advisor
Connie Schmaljohn .... technical advisor
Ericka N. Shane .... assistant production accountant (as Ericka Shane)
Jonathan Shedd .... location manager: San Francisco
Mark Smolinski .... technical advisor
Carolina Solorzano .... office staff assistant: San Francisco
Ryan Steinhouse .... craft service
Spooky Stevens .... publicist
Widad Taha .... production coordinator: Casablance
Matthew Tai .... assistant location manager: Hong Kong
Carlos Tapia .... key assistant location manager: Atlanta (as Carlos Miguel Tapia Grullon)
Isobel Thomas .... production coordinator: London
Sophie Treacher .... assistant production coordinator: London
Daniela Tully .... production executive: Imagenation Abu Dhabi
Michael P. Twombly .... assistant production coordinator (as Mish Twombly)
Maurice Vy .... office staff assistant: Hong Kong
Chelsea Wehner .... office staff assistant: San Francisco
Don Weiss .... technical advisor
Annie Welles .... script supervisor
Debra A. Wilson .... location assistant: San Francisco
Michelle Wilson .... set staff assistant
Nathan Wolfe .... technical advisor
George Wong .... key set production assistant: Hong Kong
Kenny Wong .... assistant location manager: Hong Kong
Chi Wai Yan .... location manager: Hong Kong (as Yan Chi Wai)
Kenneth Yoder .... assistant production accountant
Sydney Yuman .... office staff assistant: Los Angeles
Saad Ajedigue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Darby Allen .... cast security (uncredited)
Khalid Ameskane .... location scout (uncredited)
Mel Barries .... set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Michael Bean .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert G. Beck .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Bouchra Bentayeb .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Mustapha Bentayeb .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Blecha .... production secretary (uncredited)
Genona Blue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brittany McCoy Boardman .... production assistant (uncredited)
William Bowling .... production consultant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Kate Branem .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alrik Bursell .... set production assistant (uncredited)
James 'Fingers' Buxton .... location assistant: UK (uncredited)
Joe Caplan .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Alan Chu .... it tech: San Francisco (uncredited)
Nikko DeLuna .... production assistant (uncredited)
Erin Douglass .... production assistant (uncredited)
Desiree Dumas .... set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Justin Dybowski .... set production assistant: Georgia (uncredited)
Adelita Espinoza .... production staff (uncredited)
Alex Ferrari .... script clearance researcher (uncredited)
Karen Franco .... production assistant (uncredited)
Larry Gilbert .... police security (uncredited)
Camille Goldberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
Susannah Greason .... film commissioner: San Francisco (uncredited)
Erin Rose Grindler .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Marcy Guiragossian .... background production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Charlie Hayes .... location assistant: UK (uncredited)
Angela Higley .... set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Apryl Hill .... key medic (uncredited)
Nicholas Jamison .... location assistant (uncredited)
Stephanie Jeter .... office production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Ashley Johnson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brendan Jones .... assistant chef (uncredited)
Lynsey Tamsen Jones .... locations production assistant: SF (uncredited)
Holly Kang .... assistant: Mr. Soderbergh (uncredited)
Melissa Kaye .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Amir R. Khan .... set production assistant: Atlanta (uncredited)
Karen Kindig .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Lauren Knox .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christina Kouyoumdzoglou .... production assistant (uncredited)
Paula Lima .... set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Juliet Lopez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric McCoy .... location assistant (uncredited)
Christian Munoz-Donoso .... aerial unit (uncredited)
Jason Neisewander .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Nieciecki .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicole Oesterle .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Vicente C. Ogilvie .... u.s. department of defence project officer (uncredited)
Daniel A. Parker .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Andrew Parsons .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ric Perada .... location production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Ben Piltz .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Marcus 'Q' Quandt .... location assistant (uncredited)
Paul Rathburn .... chef (uncredited)
Deacon Reed .... set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Mohammed Hamza Regragui .... production assistant: Morocco (uncredited)
Angelo Renardo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Rickwood .... production assistant: UK, London (uncredited)
Terry Rigarlsford .... cast security (uncredited)
Rafael Sanz .... set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Amanda See .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anthony Sergio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator (uncredited)
Victor H. Soto .... production assistant (uncredited)
L. La Mar Stewart .... production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
L. La Mar Stewart .... set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Jackie Swanson .... photo double: Gwyneth Paltrow (uncredited)
Victoria Swanson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Justin Thaler .... set production assistant: Chicago (uncredited)
Jennifer Tunberg .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
David Weber .... set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Contagion: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language
Runtime:
106 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Austria:12 | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-13 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | India:U | Ireland:12A | Italy:T | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47021)
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Trivia:
To promote this film, Warner Bros. Pictures Canada built two giant Petri dishes treated with bacteria and fungi and set them in a Toronto storefront window. Over several days, the bacteria and fungi specimens grew to spell out the name of the film and form biohazard symbols.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When Dr. Cheever is describing the mortality rate of the contagion (one in twelve) the North American map Montreal marked as Toronto.See more »
Quotes:
Dave:My wife makes me take off my clothes in the garage. Then she leaves out a bucket of warm water and some soap. And then she douses everything in hand sanitizer after I leave. I mean, she's overreacting, right?
Dr. Erin Mears:Not really. And stop touching your face, Dave.
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99 out of 136 people found the following review useful.
Very unique take on the viral outbreak subgenre, 10 September 2011
Author: Terrell Howell (KnightsofNi11) from United States

One would think that the last thing we need is another outbreak movie. But that's not the case when the latest of the genre is directed by the always interesting Steven Soderbergh. Contagion wins for this years most ridiculously impressive cast lineup, as it is an ensemble picture about a deadly viral outbreak that affects the entire world. We follow various characters like a man who loses his wife and step son to the disease. We follow various doctors who work to stop the virus, along with CDC officials who must control the spread and influence of the virus. The whole film is a tightly woven dramatic thriller that presents a lot of characters and a lot of ideas, but keeps them all in line and pulls its story off very well.

It's not always easy to keep an ensemble cast straight, especially when the main plot of the film is run by subplots from the various characters and their stories that continue throughout the film. The stories weave in and out of each other at times, but often they are all separate, just lead by the same main plot of a viral outbreak affecting the entire population of the world. Thankfully, Contagion interweaves its characters and story lines at just the right intervals, forming a very structured and well crafted end result. There are essentially four main stories that intertwine. There's the father character's story, the CDC, the scientists trying to stop the disease, and a blogger who claims to already have a cure for the disease. These four stories get basically equal screen time and all serve a purpose towards thickening the film's plot. The way they work together and separate is impressive and makes for a very strong overall narrative.

Soderbergh takes a very minimalist approach to Contagion, steering clear of anything flashy or exaggerated and avoiding over-dramatic relationships and big budget set pieces. This makes Contagion a very unique experience and something much different from your typical viral outbreak flick. It does lag in spots as the film attempts to stretch out certain things without doing anything flashy. The film takes a very low key and eerily monotone approach to its storytelling. It seems to choose the simplest solution to things which in turn makes it a more fascinating and much more realistic feeling than something glitzy and spastic. I certainly feel that Contagion paints the best picture of what would actually happen should a serious outbreak like this occur. This, of course, makes it all the more frightening.

Contagion is certainly a film worth seeing. It takes a much different approach to a genre we thought we were so familiar with. Soderbergh's poignant direction and Scott Z. Burns' sharp script give this film a great atmosphere, and the incredible cast lineup makes it all the better. It is undeniably slow at points, but when you put in the context of a film of this quality it doesn't matter nearly as much. This is a great way to kick off the fall season for film.

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