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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David R. Whitman
... Holly Anderson
... Joseph Müller
Katja Woywood ... Karin Schiffer
... Wyles
... Hunter
... Peck
... Kelly Whitman
Arthur Brauss ... Lead Detective
... President of Clarion
... Plant Manager
... Gambler
... Lilian Rodgers
Mari Nagy ... Alma
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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17 December 2000 (USA)  »

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El asesino silencioso  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The doors of the lab have a radiation symbol above the text "Bio Hazard". A biohazard symbol should have been used instead. See more »

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David R. Whitman: I'm feeling glad to be alive.
Holly Anderson: That's always a good thing.
David R. Whitman: It's surprising how long you can go without feeling that way.
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A workmanlike sci-fi thriller.
22 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

"The Contaminated Man" is an efficiently but also very routinely made thriller, unoriginal and unexceptional in the extreme, right down to the ruthless "national security" agents who value the secrecy of their projects more highly than human life itself. For what is essentially a chase film, there is not enough urgency in the story. Peter Weller is remarkably convincing in a role that requires him to look much older than he really is, but he fails to gain much audience sympathy - he may be captured or he may escape, but we don't care very much one way or the other. (**1/2)


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