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Plague (1979)

An ambitious lab assistant carries out a forbidden experiment and accidentally creates a deadly bacteria which kills her and rapidly engulfs the city. The authorities order a curtain of ... See full summary »

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... Dr. Bill Fuller
... Dr. Jessica Morgan, Director McNaughton Labs
... Margo Simar the Carrier
... Dr. Dave McKay
Brenda Donohue ... Dr. Celia Graham, Bill's Associate
Jonah Royston ... Dr. Allen Saunders, Public Health Officer
Barbara Gordon ... Joan Fuller, Bill's Wife
... Station Wagon Driver picking up Margo
Trevor Rose ... Roger, little boy
Renata Bosacki ... Jill, little girl
Micheal Donaghue ... Ward Security Agent
Joseph Golland ... Dr. Liebowitz
Alan Haberfield ... Epileptic
Linda Kemp ... Woman in hospital
... Escaping guard
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An ambitious lab assistant carries out a forbidden experiment and accidentally creates a deadly bacteria which kills her and rapidly engulfs the city. The authorities order a curtain of secrecy and impose quarantine on all known contacts whilst embarking on a desperate search for a cure. Meanwhile one of the people in quarantine escapes and becomes the unwitting carrier of the disease. She spreads the plague wherever she goes and becomes a fugitive on the run eluding the police through subways and alleyways. In a gripping gripping built up of events, the full horror of the plague becomes public and the onslaught has to be stopped before all human life on Earth is destroyed. Written by Anonymous

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Secret laboratory experiments finally found a new way for you to die...and you will! See more »

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26 January 1979 (USA)  »

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M-3: The Gemini Strain  »

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CAD 525,000 (estimated)
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Director/co-writer Ed Hunt got the idea for the premise after reading a story on DNA research. See more »

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strange stuff indeed
6 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

its sometimes funny how old crappy movies turn out to be signs of the future, a flu like plague carried by birds?????? who would have thought.......

like Zombie Creeping Flesh, this Canadian flick levels the spread of an epidemic directly at the Powers That Be, and i like it for that. I didn't know this movie was available on DVD and happen to own the original VHS release under the title 'Induced Syndrome', boasting on of the greatest covers of all time - a poor rip off of Iron Maiden's Eddie bursting out of planet Earth, misleading to say the least as I was expecting a zombie film and instead got this. Also a little like Rabid, with the infected woman roaming around passing the virus.

All in all quite an OK waste of hour and a half, i'd save the money for the DVD though and get something else.


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