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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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...


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

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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 (2009), released earlier in 2009. See more »

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In the last scene of the movie, when the younger brother is approaching the lifeguard tower on the beach, the shot fades to the past when the boys were little. The plants in front of the tower remain unchanged from the present to the past. See more »

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

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References The Wiggles (1998) See more »

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Ugly Face
Written by Nina Nastasia
Performed by Nina Nastasia
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Wait a minute...it's not a zombie flick...
25 April 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

It's no zombie flick. Unlike most virus flicks, 'Carrier' focuses on the emotional and psychological aspect of the survivors especially their struggle when they have to leave one of their own behind (or even commit the act of taking their life) in order to ensure their own survival and the despair of the soon-to-be-deceased after they have been abandoned on their own to die a slow painful death. Yes, there are a few jump sequences and a few clichéd 'horror' scenes where the infected scare and chase the survivors. In my opinion, most of these sequences weren't even necessary. Yet, the writing is mostly good and the atmosphere is well-created (even though nothing outstanding). The cinematography too is adequate. The two female leads lacked character development. Even so, Piper Perabo manages to somewhat rise above, especially in her final sequences and Emily VanCamp fails to impress. Chris Pine is quite irritating while Lou Taylor Pucci carries the movie. Christopher Meloni does a brilliant job in a supporting role. 'Carriers' is quite a change from the traditional zombie flick and even though it doesn't match up to 'The Road', it's a decent effort.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2009 (Indonesia) See more »

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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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