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Maggie (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.


Henry Hobson


John Scott 3
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Wade Vogel
Abigail Breslin ... Maggie Vogel
Joely Richardson ... Caroline
Douglas M. Griffin ... Ray
J.D. Evermore ... Holt
Rachel Whitman Groves ... Bonnie
Jodie Moore ... Dr. Vern Kaplan
Bryce Romero ... Trent
Raeden Greer ... Allie
Aiden Flowers ... Bobby
Carsen Flowers Carsen Flowers ... Molly
Walter Von Huene Walter Von Huene ... Security Officer
Dana Gourrier ... Woman In Scrubs
Amy Brassette ... Lauretta
David A Cole ... Doctor (as David Anthony Cole)


After a couple of weeks seeking out his teenage daughter Maggie, Wade finds her in the quarantine wing of a hospital. Maggie has been infected by a lethal outbreak that transforms the victim into a zombie. Wade's friend Dr. Vern Kaplan releases Maggie to spend her last days with Wade and her family. Her stepmother Caroline asks Wade to take their little kids to her sister's house to keep them safe. While Maggie is slowly transformed, Wade stays with her protecting Maggie. But Dr. Vern warns him that the moment that he will have to take an ultimate decision is closer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A father's duty is to protect his daughter. See more »


Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including bloody images, and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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USA | Switzerland



Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contagious - Epidemia mortale See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,175, 10 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$187,112, 21 May 2015
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2011 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


When Maggie finds the trapped fox, she returns to the house to get a gun. The closeup of the gun on the mantle reveals it to be a double barrel shotgun, but when Maggie takes it from the mantle it is in fact a .22 bolt action rifle. See more »


[first lines]
Maggie Vogel: [leaving a message] Dad, I've gone to the city. Please don't come for me. There's a curfew here. Just... just keep them safe. I'm sorry. I love you.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Written by Oscar Brown Jr.
Performed by Oscar Brown Jr.
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Heartbreaking But Amazingly Well Done
12 May 2015 | by NecroambulantSee all my reviews

I've heard complaints from a number of people, expressing disdain for Maggie; people keep insisting that it was slow or boring. I don't know what any of them are even talking about. My only suspicion is that they are burdened with a poor attention span. Sure, it is slower than the typical Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick (and I can't deny that I have enjoyed quite a few of those)...and it isn't one of the generic shoot-em-up zombie movies (which I happen to enjoy quite a bit). What people seem to be forgetting is that it wasn't written to be either of those things, and if that was what they expected, the fault is their own...as the movie never makes an attempt to trick the viewer into thinking it might be that sort of movie. The minimalistic score is somber and about as perfect as it could be, the washed out cinematography lends itself well to the desolation of both the world of the movie and the depressing narrative itself, and the acting in all cases is superb...seriously, this is one of Schwarzenegger's most impressive performances, displaying greater depth and humanity than his typical roles allow. Think of this movie as being a beautifully executed amalgam of The Road and The Walking Dead...leaning a little more toward The Road. It is a touching, and intensely sad story of a man desperate to milk the last little bit of fatherhood out of the limited time he has with his dying daughter, and a girl who just wants to live a couple of weeks longer as if things were still OK. There are a couple of tense scenes arising from the nightmarish place the world has become that end up being fairly understated, but they are not the focus of the story, nor are the zombies that people are becoming...those are simply elements of the setting in which the story takes place. In that sense, this movie ends up sharing one of my favorite things about The Walking Dead, that it is ultimately a character study, a detailed focus on human beings and how they are forced to adapt to a situation that no one could ever truly prepare for. Unlike the Walking Dead, Maggie felt like it had a much more even flow to it, it wasn't as unevenly paced, in part because it had no pretense of being action-oriented at any point. It's sincerely quite depressing, but well worth the time spent watching it. I'm sure that plenty of people will disagree with my assessment of this movie, but I really found no fault in it.

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