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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 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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On March 11 2008, the government sealed off an apartment complex in Los Angeles. The residents were never seen again. No details. No witnesses. No evidence. Until now. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Remake of REC (2007). [Rec] 2 (2009) was filmed in the same building, but Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011) wasn't filmed in the same building, but in a plane and in an abandoned building. See more »

Goofs

(at around 25 mins) Although dramatic, when the film crew, firefighter, and LAPD officer encounter an infected "Ms. Espinoza" and she is ultimately shot by the officer, neither would simply leave her (after being shot) without so much as checking her vitals. This is especially true as this was in the beginning when they are still trying to figure out what is going on. See more »

Quotes

Yuri Ivanov: They won't let us out.
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There are no opening credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinematic Excrement: Found Footage (2017) See more »

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My Kinda Lover
Written by Billy Squier
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Watch the original before this.
21 January 2010 | by moselekmSee all my reviews

If you didn't know. This film is another American-Remake. That's right. Once again, American underlings of the film-persuasion lacked any real originality or motivation to write anything of their own, so they chose to massacre an existing one. That isn't to directly say this movie is horrible. But the strange thing you may notice if you educate yourself is that the ORIGINAL had a plot, where as this one, sadly, comes out with little to NO plot.

Now if you like the common films that have no regard to your intelligence or sense of accomplishment that one can get from watching a good film. (Like 'One Missed Call' 'The Ring' 'The Eye' etc). Then you will think I have no clue what I am talking about. However, if you're not a dolt, you will agree and wonder why this movie delivered the higher budget film, but removed the plot.

The film is 85% it's original. However it does take some originality in developing the 'infection' earlier on in the plot, however you really don't get any explanation on much anything. (It's like they teased you with it. Although the tease being a very weak attempt at a conclusion).

Honestly, you cannot grasp the entirety of this film without watching Rec. The same can't be said inversely, but both are enjoyable to watch.

In conclusion if you just want a drive-by horror. Go ahead. If you actually want to have something to talk about with your friends, get Rec and this one and watch them back to back with the gang and make it your own discussion.


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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

Gross USA:

$31,691,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,319,906
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