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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 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. 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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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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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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Quite boring, have your fast forward button ready
10 May 2001 | by tijgertjeSee all my reviews

This story could have become a good movie, on paper it must have looked great. The story reminds me of " The Carrier(1988)" that was a fun movie, this one is not. The movie starts with William Hurt and his Wayne's World hair, dumbed look in his eyes and then you will know it already, this is another movie good old William slept all the way through... like in so many other movies he is acting like a zombie with his "I'am only here for the money" attitude. ofcourse there's more to make is a sinker, you have Peter Weller, quite a wooden actor but fun to watch in Robocop and screamers, gives the best performance of the entire cast but if you can believe the moves he make to see his son you are the type of person who still stays awake at night when it's christmas to see santa. The plot starts of rather good but becomes a tight budget chase movie combined with some MacGyver. I gave this one a chance for about an hour before searching for the remote controll and forward button.

Just watch "The Carrier" roughly the same plot, made with a shoestring budget but a hell of a lot more fun than this..


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