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Contaminated Man (2000)

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In 1986, David Whitman came home, contaminated his wife and child, and watched them die. Years later, he leads a hazmat team investigating an industrial accident near Budapest. One ... See full summary »

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Anthony Hickox

Writer:

John Penney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... David R. Whitman
Natascha McElhone ... Holly Anderson
Peter Weller ... Joseph Müller
Katja Woywood Katja Woywood ... Karin Schiffer
Michael Brandon ... Wyles
Nikolett Barabas Nikolett Barabas ... Hunter
Hendrick Haese ... Peck
Désirée Nosbusch ... Kelly Whitman
Arthur Brauss ... Lead Detective
Christopher Cazenove ... President of Clarion
Hardy Krüger Jr. Hardy Krüger Jr. ... Plant Manager
Thomas Fritsch ... Gambler
Geraldine McEwan ... Lilian Rodgers
Mari Nagy Mari Nagy ... Alma
Aron Soos Aron Soos ... Joseph's Son
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Storyline

In 1986, David Whitman came home, contaminated his wife and child, and watched them die. Years later, he leads a hazmat team investigating an industrial accident near Budapest. One contaminated man escaped. Terrorist expert Holly Anderson is part of a unit which operates on the premise that the contaminated man is a terrorist murdering his victims. Whitman, on the other hand, believes the contaminated man to be an innocent victim. Either way, the contaminated man must be found, because after he touches people, they live only a few minutes. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK | Germany | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El asesino silencioso See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The doors of the lab have a radiation symbol above the text "Bio Hazard". A biohazard symbol should have been used instead. See more »

Quotes

David R. Whitman: I'm feeling glad to be alive.
Holly Anderson: That's always a good thing.
David R. Whitman: It's surprising how long you can go without feeling that way.
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Doesn't anyone pay attention?
12 January 2003 | by jbartell-1See all my reviews

For God's sake people, let's try to get it right. The Weller character isn't carrying a virus or a pathogen or anything else biological and the Hurt character isn't a disease expert. Hurt plays a hazardous waste clean-up guy for the UN. Weller gets a dose of pesticide in the face that metabolizes into a chemical that causes instant fatal allergic reaction to anyone he touches.

This may seem like a trivial difference but at least it's a new idea, not just a recycling on any number of other movies, dating back at least to the Satan Bug in 1965 if not earlier. I'll pass up judging the rest of the film as everyone else has, but you've got to wonder about the validity of anyone's attention who apparently didn't pay any attention to the freakin' movie.


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