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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.

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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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Nothing spreads like fear 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

Kate Winslet and Jude Law previously played brother and sister in "The Holiday (2006)." They've also appeared together in "All the King's Men (2006)" where Winslet plays Law's love interest. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie they are giving the vaccine which is an inhaled vaccine and telling the patients to breathe in through their nose. In reality, one should NOT breathe in while getting an intranasal vaccine as the attenuated virus must replicated in the warm nasal passage before spreading to the rest of the airways so your body can make antibodies against the virus. See more »

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Dr. Ian Sussman: [Disparagingly to Alan] Blogging is not writing. It's graffiti with punctuation.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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Amante Del Vino
Written and Performed by Michael J. Thomas
Courtesy of Harbor Breeze Records, by arrangement with Affix Music
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In This Day And Age, A "Must See" Film.
22 February 2020 | by redrobin62-321-207311See all my reviews

Okay, there's bound to be a lot of similarities with this film to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak that's now reaching around the globe with rapid speed. Of course, "Contagion", being a Hollywood film, the virus spread much faster than the real thing as well as caused way more fatalities. As of this writing (2.21.2020) there are 77,767 cases with 2,360 deaths and 20,833 recovered around the world. And that's pretty fast for a virus that was just recognized 12.31.2019 - not even two months ago. Some of the ideas and behaviors in "Contagion" seemed far fetched, but in the end, it wasn't really that bad of a production consideration the nature of virus infections tend to be mysterious and unknown in the first place.


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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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1.85 : 1
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