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Contagion (2011)

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Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Scott Z. Burns
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Beth Emhoff
Tien You Chui ... Li Fai (as Chui Tien You)
Josie Ho ... Li Fai's Sister
Daria Strokous ... Irina
Matt Damon ... Mitch Emhoff
Griffin Kane ... Clark Morrow
Yoshiaki Kobayashi ... Japanese Bus Man
Laurence Fishburne ... Dr. Ellis Cheever
John Hawkes ... Roger
Jude Law ... Alan Krumwiede
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Lorraine Vasquez
Teri McEvoy Teri McEvoy ... School Nurse
Sue Redman ... ER Nurse #1
Teri Campbell Teri Campbell ... ER Nurse #2
Stef Tovar ... Dr. Arrington
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Storyline

Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic. Written by garykmcd

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The world goes viral September 9 See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Monique Gabriela Curnen, Chin Han, and Marion Cotillard all appeared In Batman films. Curnan ("Ramirez") and Han ("Lau") were in The Dark Knight (2008) and Cotillard ("Miranda") was in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Cheever is describing the mortality rate of the contagion (one in twelve) the North American map Montreal marked as Toronto. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ellis Cheever: You know where this comes from, shaking hands? It was a way of showing a stranger you weren't carrying a weapon in the old days. You offered your empty right hand to show that you meant no harm.
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Connections

Referenced in The Sugarcube Critic: Griffon the Brush-Off (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Want is You
Lyrics by Bono
Music by U2
Performed by U2
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Most clinical and realistic dissection of real pandemic scenario
27 June 2018 | by perica-43151See all my reviews

This is a cerebral movie. Many complain about having too many characters, but these characters serve as illustration, the main character is the pandemic, that is explored in non sensationalistic but still interesting and compelling way. The most scary thing about the movie is its realism. Yes, this is what really would happen if there were a pandemic. Not everyone would die, there would be no flashy helicopter drama, but it would not be a pleasant experience either. This is a good movie but perhaps not for the seekers of cheap thrills.


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Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contagion: The IMAX Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,403,596, 11 September 2011

Gross USA:

$75,658,097

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,515,867
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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