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Virus (1995)

TV-PG | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 8 May 1995
Who could have deliberately released a rare and deadly African plague that is now spreading uncontrollably throughout America's largest urban areas? A lone determined doctor desperately and... See full summary »

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writers:

Robin Cook (novel), Roger Young (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicollette Sheridan ... Marissa Blumenthal
William Devane ... Dr. Harbuck
Stephen Caffrey ... Tad
Dakin Matthews ... Dr. Dubcheck
Kurt Fuller ... Dr. Williams
Barry Corbin ... Dr. Clayman
William Atherton ... Dr. Reginald Holloway
Joe Minjares Joe Minjares ... Dr. Newman
Ritch Brinkley ... Restaurant Host
Greg Blanchard Greg Blanchard ... Man in Morgue
Judith McConnell ... Ms. Hopper
Brian Brophy Brian Brophy ... L.A. Reporter
Jim McMullan ... Reporter #1
Christopher Kriesa ... Cop
Eric Fleeks Eric Fleeks ... Doorman
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Who could have deliberately released a rare and deadly African plague that is now spreading uncontrollably throughout America's largest urban areas? A lone determined doctor desperately and fearlessly searches for the truth, but she soon finds herself targeted for death as well. With time running out to save human kind, Dr. Marissa Blumenthal discovers that the strange disease may have actually been unleashed by the medical establishment itself. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robin Cook's Virus See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Some will find it well worth a look
18 October 2006 | by jim-1225See all my reviews

Maybe there's nothing special about this film. There is little originality in the plot and its treatment, good as they are, and if you wish to be hypercritical you can easily find a few flaws and implausibilities. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it, and am glad that the main character wasn't killed off at the end. Many seem to find ultimate tragedy obligatory to avoid predictability. The genre frequently has muscle-bound macho males (no names mentioned), sometimes toting improbable weapons, blasting everything in sight as they move mindlessly in and out of tight situations. This movie has a personable young female handling tight situations with little more than her extremely sharp wits, which I much prefer, and that's not due entirely to my own gender. There is a clear plot, which develops at a smart rate and holds the interest. There is also food for thought in this film, as there are real issues underlying the story, even though it is fictional.

While not an expert in these matters, I thought the direction and photography were above average for a TVM. I was delighted to find DVDs available on the Amazon Marketplace at extremely keen prices, and have ordered a copy of the Odyssey version (Region 2, 2002). There is also a Fremantle version (Region 1, 2006). They are listed under the title 'Formula For Death' which was the title as shown on TV yesterday. I look forward to watching this again. Incidentally, searching for the DVD title 'Virus' leads to an entirely different story featuring Jamie Lee Curtis.


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