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Contaminated Man (2000)

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In 1986, David Whitman came home, contaminated his wife and child, and watched them die. Years later, he leads a hazmat team investigating an industrial accident near Budapest. One ... See full summary »

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Anthony Hickox

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John Penney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... David R. Whitman
Natascha McElhone ... Holly Anderson
Peter Weller ... Joseph Müller
Katja Woywood Katja Woywood ... Karin Schiffer
Michael Brandon ... Wyles
Nikolett Barabas ... Hunter
Hendrick Haese ... Peck
Désirée Nosbusch ... Kelly Whitman
Arthur Brauss ... Lead Detective
Christopher Cazenove ... President of Clarion
Hardy Krüger Jr. ... Plant Manager
Thomas Fritsch ... Gambler
Geraldine McEwan ... Lilian Rodgers
Mari Nagy Mari Nagy ... Alma
Aron Soos Aron Soos ... Joseph's Son
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In 1986, David Whitman came home, contaminated his wife and child, and watched them die. Years later, he leads a hazmat team investigating an industrial accident near Budapest. One contaminated man escaped. Terrorist expert Holly Anderson is part of a unit which operates on the premise that the contaminated man is a terrorist murdering his victims. Whitman, on the other hand, believes the contaminated man to be an innocent victim. Either way, the contaminated man must be found, because after he touches people, they live only a few minutes. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK | Germany | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El asesino silencioso See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The doors of the lab have a radiation symbol above the text "Bio Hazard". A biohazard symbol should have been used instead. See more »

Quotes

David R. Whitman: [seeing hazmats] Cool suits. Are we expecting Martians?
Holly Anderson: Karen, do you know these people?
David R. Whitman: [turning back to argument] Well, we're having a little testosterone moment.
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Seems like Falling Down
19 March 2001 | by dee.reidSee all my reviews

Now I had the pleasure of first viewing Contaminated Man when it premiered on TV back in December of 2000.

An infectious disease expert (William Hurt) looses his family when an unknown disease enters his home and kills them. Now some years later he is now in Russia or someplace. I'm not sure where exactly, all I know is it takes place somewhere in that area. Anyway, because of budget cutbacks at an infectious disease laboratory, they are forced to lay off most of their workers. One of them, a disgruntled security guard named Joseph Muller (played Peter Weller, best known for his role as the indestructible Robocop) goes in there and demands that they give him his job back. He needs this job because he is divorced and he needs it to pay child support. So he goes in there, a fight breaks out, and some things get knocked over, dangerous things. It's soon discovered that Muller has been infected with a deadly pathogen. In fact it's so deadly, one drop of his blood will kill a person in matter of seconds. Soon word gets out and the disease expert (Hurt) is called in to investigate and he later teamed up with an American reporter. Now Muller is determined to get home to see his wife and son and will stop at nothing even if he has to infect the entire Russian population.

Now as I said before this film is a lot like Falling Down. We have a disturbed person (Weller here, Michael Douglas in Falling Down) who will stop at nothing to accomplish there goal even if they have to kill a few people in the process. Next we have a hero-type person (Hurt here, Robert Duvall in Falling Down) who is both sympathetic and determined to stop the antagonist.

Contaminated Man is in fact a very good film with a good story line and some very good performances.

8/10


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