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Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama , History | TV Movie 29 May 2005
The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments. In HD.

Director:

David Wu
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kari Matchett ... Amy
Ron White ... Dr. Royce
Rick Roberts ... Dr. Jeremy Neville
Lannette New Lannette New ... Rosie
Rahnuma Panthaky ... Laura Weston
Merwin Mondesir ... Rob Connell
Brian Markinson ... Wilson
James Gallanders
Leslie Carlson ... (as Les Carson)
Alina Lee Alina Lee ... Rosie's Mother
Grace Lynn Kung ... April
James McGowan ... Ed
Grahame Wood ... Paul
David Dunbar David Dunbar ... Franz
Alexandra Castillo ... Aline (as Alex Castillo)
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The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments. In HD.

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

SARS - A borzalom városa See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

SARS was spread by civet cats, not ordinary household cats as portrayed in the movie. Civet cats are more related to the mongoose and look nothing like felines. See more »

Soundtracks

Angel
Written & Performed by Sarah McLachlan
© 1997 Published by Tyde Music (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Not bad
4 June 2005 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

To find this movie interesting, I think you've got to live in Toronto or at least Ontario. I couldn't picture myself watching this movie in it's entirety if the city captured by SARS was Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta or another place. Because I live in Toronto, and because I was here during the SARS crisis, it makes it interesting. Of course, this is no documentary. But I think it captures the state in which Toronto was in those summer months of 2003. Why us? When will it stop? We felt like pariah. And to make things worst, our very own Mel Lastman! But being from Toronto, I couldn't get pass the fact that they fictionalized almost everything, from the names of the doctors to the ones of the different hospitals affected.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on May 29th, 2005.

78/100 (**½)


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