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Carriers (2009)

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Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.

Directors:

David Pastor, Àlex Pastor (as Alex Pastor)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Danny
Chris Pine ... Brian
Piper Perabo ... Bobby
Emily VanCamp ... Kate
Christopher Meloni ... Frank
Kiernan Shipka ... Jodie
Ron McClary ... Preacher (voice)
Mark Moses ... Doctor
Josh Berry ... Survivalist
Tim D. Janis Tim D. Janis ... Survivalist (as Tim Janis)
Dale Malley Dale Malley ... Survivalist
Dylan Kenin ... Tom
LeAnne Lynch LeAnne Lynch ... Rose
Jan Cunningham Jan Cunningham ... Passenger
Mary Peterson Mary Peterson ... Laura Merkin (voice)
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Storyline

In a world devastated by an outbreak, Brian, his girlfriend Bobby, his brother Danny and their friend, Kate, are heading to a beach where the brothers spent their childhood vacations expecting it to be a sanctuary. When their car breaks down on the road in the desert, they negotiate with a man called Frank, who is also stranded but without gas. He is trying to get his daughter Jodie to the hospital (she is infected with a disease of some kind), they all decide to travel together. During the journey, massive moral dilemmas arise, as events head into a downward spiral. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The rules are simple. You break them, you die...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2009 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Untitled Pastor Brothers Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Zia Pueblo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,820, 6 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$90,820, 6 September 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Though filmed in late 2006, Carriers was not released by Paramount until September 2009, following the success of Chris Pine's appearance in Star Trek, released earlier in 2009. See more »

Goofs

At the golf resort, when Brian nearly falls into the pool and is clinging onto the spring board, the latex glove on his right hand splits revealing his little finger. In the next shot when Danny pulls him back onto the board the glove is in tact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Danny Green: Twenty questions. Go...
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Alternate Versions

The German Blu-ray and DVD release contains hard language and more bloody violence than the PG-13 Rated U.S. version. See more »

Connections

References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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Ugly Face
Written by Nina Nastasia
Performed by Nina Nastasia
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First of all, this is NOT a horror film.
7 December 2009 | by MoriSee all my reviews

Second this is NOT a zombie film. So don't be fooled by the idiotic marketing of this fine little gem. What this is, is a deliberately paced drama about a group of survivors in a world plagued with a virus that's pretty much killed everyone and the hard decisions they have to make on their way. It could be a companion piece to The Road almost, a sort of prequel set a few years before.

While it is "slow" it only clocks in about 84 minutes which is far too short in my opinion and I wanted more really. Something tells me that the film was originally much longer but cut down by the producers to please the teens who all seem to hate it anyway.

Good film, crap marketing.


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