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Carriers (2009)

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As a lethal virus spreads globally, four friends seek a reputed plague-free haven. But while avoiding the infected, the travelers turn on one another.

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David Pastor, Àlex Pastor (as Alex Pastor)
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Cast overview:
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Danny
Chris Pine ... Brian
Piper Perabo ... Bobby
Emily VanCamp ... Kate
Christopher Meloni ... Frank
Kiernan Shipka ... Jodie
Ron McClary ... Preacher (voice)
Mark Moses ... Doctor
Josh Berry ... Survivalist
Tim D. Janis ... Survivalist (as Tim Janis)
Dale Malley Dale Malley ... Survivalist
Dylan Kenin ... Tom
LeAnne Lynch LeAnne Lynch ... Rose
Jan Cunningham Jan Cunningham ... Passenger
Mary Peterson Mary Peterson ... Laura Merkin (voice)
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In a world devastated by an outbreak, Brian, his girlfriend Bobby, his brother Danny and their friend, Kate, are heading to a beach where the brothers spent their childhood vacations expecting it to be a sanctuary. When their car breaks down on the road in the desert, they negotiate with a man called Frank, who is also stranded but without gas. He is trying to get his daughter Jodie to the hospital (she is infected with a disease of some kind), they all decide to travel together. During the journey, massive moral dilemmas arise, as events head into a downward spiral. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The rules are simple. You break them, you die...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Though filmed in late 2006, Carriers was not released by Paramount until September 2009, following the success of Chris Pine's appearance in Star Trek, released earlier in 2009. See more »

Goofs

The cockroaches shown in the end of the film were Madagascar hissing roaches; they wouldn't naturally occur in the U.S. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Danny Green: Twenty questions. Go...
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Alternate Versions

The German Blu-ray and DVD release contains hard language and more bloody violence than the PG-13 Rated U.S. version. See more »

Connections

References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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Sweet Potato
Written by Roddy Bottum, Patty Schemel, William Schwartz, Joan Marie Stebbins, Lynn Truell
Performed by Imperial Teen
Courtesy of Merge Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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I've never rooted so much for the hero's death.
14 October 2019 | by jennifer626See all my reviews

The movie revolves around the fate of 4 unpleasant millennials mid-way through an apocalypse caused by a gruesome virus. They've instituted rules that are meant to keep them from getting infected. Some of these seem rational, like "disinfect stuff touched by decaying people."

Too bad they didn't include rules like "let's avoid acting like the cast of Jackass." I don't want to spoil their clever pranks, so I'll compare them to the geniuses who tried to drive blindfolded using only the GPS, like Sandra Bullock in Birdbox.

There are predictable lessons about karma, a few mild jump scares, and plenty of times to take bathroom breaks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2009 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Untitled Pastor Brothers Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Zia Pueblo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,857, 6 September 2009

Gross USA:

$104,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,805,279
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2.35 : 1
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