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Contagion (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 7 October 2003 (USA)
A pair of criminals infect the president of the United States with a deadly virus. His only hope is to give in to their demands, but he refuses to cooperate with terrorists. Now it is up to Dr. Diane Landis to save his life.

Director:

John Murlowski

Writer:

Russell V. Manzatt (as Russell Manzatt)
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Bruce Boxleitner ... President Howard
Megan Gallagher ... Dr. Diane Landis
Lin Shaye ... Laura Crowley
Tom Wright ... Tom Brenner (as Thomas Wright)
Dan Lauria ... General Ryker
Matteo Crismani Matteo Crismani ... Dusty
David Wells David Wells ... Dell Maxwell
Tim Van Pelt Tim Van Pelt ... Dr. Wayne Morgan
Jeffrey Combs ... Brown (as Jeffery Combs)
Debbie Ann Thomas Debbie Ann Thomas ... Nurse Washington
Noel Conlon Noel Conlon ... Kirby Allenworth
Andrew Hawkes ... Daniels
Tim Lounibos ... Special Agent Fraley
Randy Lowell ... Dr. Amos
Karl Johnson ... Ferrin
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A pair of criminals infect the president of the United States with a deadly virus. His only hope is to give in to their demands, but he refuses to cooperate with terrorists. Now it is up to Dr. Diane Landis to save his life.

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Every breath you take could be your last.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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A poorly produced and disappointing film.
30 August 2004 | by rerbsenSee all my reviews

Contagion had some major downfalls which caused me to be disappointed in the movie as a whole. The movie began in many different pieces and with many questions about characters and situations, the various parts are never full pulled together and the questions never answered which left me feeling unfulfilled. The acting was mediocre at best; better actors may have made the plot more believable. Their attempt to make the situation appear more realistic by add things that looked scientific actually accomplished the opposite by drawing attention to incorrect scientific details. Referring to 'facts' and failing to put them to use left many holes in the story. Their explanations and answers to problems were clearly inaccurate and poorly conveyed. The inconsistent flow of the movie made it even more difficult to follow and the ending failed to draw a strong closure to the plot. Overall the movie was inaccurate, poorly acted, choppy, and unfulfilling.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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The Last Breath See more »

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