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Toxin (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 30 January 2015 (USA)
A pharmaceutical company recruits a well-known scientist to help develop a vaccine against a deadly virus.

Director:

Jason Dudek

Writer:

Jason Dudek (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Taylor Handley ... Dean
Danny Glover ... Dr. Locke
Vinnie Jones ... Renner
Margo Harshman ... Mandy
Beverley Mitchell ... Isabelle
C.S. Lee ... Harvest Scientist
Tiffany Hines ... Rhonda
Ryan Pinkston ... Ricky
Leebo Freeman ... Travis
Fiona Hale Fiona Hale ... Sara
Wiley M. Pickett ... Thompson
Mo Gallini ... Sanchez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Casey Adams ... Scientist #4
Aryeh-Or ... PFC Thornhill (as Ary Katz)
Jude Ciccolella ... Pharmaceutical CEO
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A pharmaceutical company recruits a well-known scientist to help develop a vaccine against a deadly virus.

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Trivia

The establishing shot at the beginning identifies the lab location as being "30 miles outside Dallas, Texas." The geography within that distance from Dallas, is nothing like what is shown. See more »

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When Dean picks up the letter you can see the flap is open but when he sits down its tucked inside the envelope. See more »

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Washed up Glover, slow pace add up for forgettable mush
1 December 2017 | by musicreporter-1See all my reviews

Familiar faces result in familiar mush. Jones, and especially Glover, show that they are way, waaay, past their prime in this sci-fi would- be thriller with weak effects and it's sleep-inducing soap opera pace.

Jones does occasionally shine convincingly as a disciplined soldier tool - he's got that MADman look down pat.

Glover though is plain boring as a "doctor scientist"? Like other actor losers, Glover hardly ever changes his voice/accent, tone or look - it's as if he plays himself in every movie. Not as bad as that Machete guy, or Ice T or Ice cube - but Glover is still an all too familiar cardboard stiff popping up in too many movies.

Every time Glover appeared I glanced the clock, wondering whether to bail or check email, or see if it got better. It didn't.

Weak plot overall but the film does have a few engaging moments. Sadly - they are few and far between. Zzz. There were simple continuity mistakes galore in lighting and several scenes.

Initially, Dean the hero is driven by the "urgency" to save his grandma from eviction - from there it gets complicated and whatever heat there that begins to flare up, quickly gets dissipated.

There's a toxin in grandma's house and as usual the bad guys are the Evil Government villains who have corrupt designs on that toxin. From there it's the usual body count game - predicting who the next victim will be. Zzzzz.

There's a laughable scene when the teen-looking Dean "manhandles" the taller, heavier mercenary soldier character played by Jones - yeah right.

Like another reviewer here put it - go in not expecting anything great and you'll pass the time easy! Or you could do laundry or some cooking at the same time and feel productive - you will not miss a beat in this slow moving movie.

OR save this movie for a night when you got amnesia! Zzzz.


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Language:

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Release Date:

30 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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