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WW 3 (2001)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 13 July 2001
Terrorists release a deadly biological-warfare virus in the United States.


Robert Mandel


Daniel Taplitz

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Larry Sullivan
Lane Smith ... John Sullivan
Marin Hinkle ... Judy Rosenberg
Michael Constantine ... Yuri Zenkovsky
Terry O'Quinn ... Eric Farrell
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Judy Reyes ... Maria Cruz
Peter Benson ... Peter Mint
David Aaron Baker ... Agent Gold
Gary Perez ... Edward Cruz
Vanessa Williams ... M.J. Blake (as Vanessa L. Williams)
Matthew Harbour ... Timmy Mint
Gabriel Marian Oseciuc Gabriel Marian Oseciuc ... Serge Kurbsky (as Gabriel Oseciuc)
Hrant Alianak ... Abdus Hamdoon
John Cunningham John Cunningham ... Appleton


Larry Sullivan is a white collar FBI agent, but when a mysterious virus strikes on board a cruise ship he's send to his uncle John, a recluse who shoots at strangers, but one of the last surviving experts from the 1960s programs to develop biological weapons. He and his Russian-born old friend Yuri Zenkovsky confirm it's a variant of the extremely contagious and deadly Marburg virus, which was made as contagious as influenza in order to wipe out most of a continent's population if spread from four strategical points, and soon it is at three; the North American dead-count rises exponentially... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winds of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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8 March 2002 | by DrEbertSee all my reviews

The title of the movie "WW3" is completely misleading. No war occurs. A movie named "WW3" should be about nuclear apocalypse, or in this case, biological apocalypse.

However, this movie does, in its overly-exaggerated manner, somewhat get its point across. For example, the thought of biological warfare did become a small part of my mind after this.

This movie's producers probably never dreamed that the message at the end ("Scientists feel that it is not a question of if such an attack will occur, but when...") would turn out to be true. Two months after the broadcast of the movie, the September 11 terrorist attacks occurred. A month later, lo and behold, there was a bioterrorist attack on the United States with anthrax. (It was not nearly as bad as the one in the movie.)

Overall, worth watching, if you have the time...once.

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