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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 worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Beth Emhoff
... Li Fai (as Chui Tien You)
... Li Fai's Sister
... Irina
... Mitch Emhoff
... Clark Morrow
Yoshiaki Kobayashi ... Japanese Bus Man
... Dr. Ellis Cheever
... Roger
... Alan Krumwiede
... Lorraine Vasquez
Teri McEvoy ... School Nurse
... ER Nurse #1
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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Drama | Thriller

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

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9 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contagion: The IMAX Experience  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,403,596, 11 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,658,097, 15 December 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$135,458,097, 15 December 2011
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Jennifer Connelly was considered to play Beth Emhoff. See more »

Goofs

When the 'virus structure' is explained by Dr. Cheever, just a protein structure is shown. What is termed as a receptor in green is just a phenylalanine (amino acid), only a small unit of a protein. Viruses have several proteins and proteins are built of amino acids, so what is shown can't be a virus at all. See more »

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Dr. Erin Mears: Somewhere in the world, the wrong pig met up with the wrong bat.
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References Gojira (1954) 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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Even though at many points the pace is held slow the movie doesn't get boring.
25 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

An entirely new virus is threatening humanity and the audience finds itself surrounded by not only an enourmous cast of familiar faces but also many talented actors and actresses who did a very good job on this one. It has been quite a while since I really enjoyed one of these virus/epidemic movies and this movie bounces nicely between the United States and Hong Kong (the city/country) where the virus initially occured for the first time. Even though at many points the pace is held slow the movie doesn't get boring and as it shows you the public in panic the director absolutely scored! The film does not scare away to include aspects of politics, the internet's power and basically every character here is potentially vulnerable. The virus could jump to anyone and this alone keeps you highly invested in what is going on at the screen. One of the best films I've seen so far on that topic and totally worth a watch.


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