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Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 9 September 2011 (USA)
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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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2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The film is notable for its all-star cast. However, the trailer and other promotional materials never mention Bryan Cranston, even though the movie was released during the height of his "Breaking Bad (2008)" fame. 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Ian Sussman: [Disparagingly to Alan] Blogging is not writing. It's graffiti with punctuation.
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Crazy Credits

The colors of the Warner Bros. Pictues logo are slightly faded. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Enemy (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Amante Del Vino
Written and Performed by Michael J. Thomas
Courtesy of Harbor Breeze Records, by arrangement with Affix Music
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Totally relatable
22 March 2020 | by researcher_11See all my reviews

Had I watched this movie few months back , it wouldn't have been a big deal but now it's totally relatable. Literally its like , the current situation was all scripted years back !


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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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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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