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Quarantine (2008)

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A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

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John Erick Dowdle

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John Erick Dowdle (screenplay by), Drew Dowdle (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Carpenter ... Angela Vidal
Steve Harris ... Scott Percival
Jay Hernandez ... Jake
Johnathon Schaech ... George Fletcher
Columbus Short ... Danny Wilensky
Andrew Fiscella ... James McCreedy
Rade Serbedzija ... Yuri Ivanov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Greg Germann ... Lawrence
Bernard White ... Bernard
Dania Ramirez ... Sadie
Elaine Kagan ... Wanda Marimon
Marin Hinkle ... Kathy
Joey King ... Briana
Jermaine Jackson ... Nadif
Sharon Ferguson ... Jwahir
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Storyline

A television reporter and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles fire crew. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartments. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to leave with the news crew, only to find the building has quarantined. All communication in and it is stopped; the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape. Written by ahmetkozan

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Contain The Truth. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quarantined See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,211,321, 12 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,691,811, 16 November 2008
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Jennifer Carpenter and Steve Harris have started as comic book characters in the Batman saga. Carpenter would go on to voice Selina Kyle in Gotham by Gaslight (2018) and Harris voiced detective Ian Bennett/Clayface in The Batman (2004-2008) See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) Power to the building has been cut, yet the elevator still works. One character briefly mentioned that the building has a back-up generator, most likely to assist evacuation during emergencies. A pre-programmed back-up system explains why the elevator stops at each floor, and why the doors take so long to close. See more »

Quotes

Jake: So, let's just pretend you're five years old and on fire.
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At the very end of the credits, the sound of the camera shutting down can be heard, signaling the end of the tape. See more »

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My Kinda Lover
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Not too bad
10 October 2008 | by astroass34See all my reviews

Overall, it was a pretty good movie. It entertained me, and it had zombie-like people (well, it was actually a virus, like in 28 days/weeks later- but still, that concept of zombies is always awesome). The camera was pretty shaky at times, which was a bit much, and at the end, Jennifer Carpenter, as hot as she is, got pretty annoying with the screams, crying, and hyperventilating. Kind of wish she would have shut up near the end.

Pretty good jumps, some decent little gore parts- so overall, not a bad movie. I would probably buy it on DVD. Obviously no movie is perfect, and everyone will have their own views, likes, and dislikes. If you look at all the other past horror movies, this one isn't too shabby. Look, a movie entertains you, then it did it's job. That's why it's called "entertainment." Just because some jackass on the street says it sucks, and just because it didn't get many "stars," doesn't mean it's a bad movie. Plenty of "bad movies" have entertained the hell out of me- in turn, making them good movies- to me, at least.


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