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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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Sars Soap Opera
30 May 2005 | by rps-2See all my reviews

They turned a significant page or two of Canadian history into a reasonably good movie but it was somewhat overwrought. The shots of deserted Toronto streets, like something from "On The Beach", were a little much. It was never like that. It's also mystifying why in doing a factual docu-drama, they fictionalized the main characters and the locations. There is no "Toronto Memorial Hospital." Those scenes were shot at North York General, which indeed was a SARS hotbed. Similarly the chief health official in the movie was a fictitious character rather than Toronto Medical Officer Of Health Dr. Shiela Basrur, who was the heroine of the saga. (Dr. Basrur is now the provincial MOH.) Even the local electronic media (with the exception of CTV) were fictional. All these things detract from what otherwise might have been a very solid film.


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