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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 ... 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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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Runtime:

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

[last lines]
David R. Whitman: [shakes hands with Wyles and walk away]
Holly Anderson: You know, I was thinking about taking some time off.
David R. Whitman: Definitely. But first I just have to wipe my hands.
Wyles: [begins choking]
Wyles' Aide: Get a doctor! Get a doctor!
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A competent film
10 May 2002 | by stevewest-1See all my reviews

If you're in Australia you're probably seeing 'The Contaminated Man' appear on video store shelves right about now. Even though it has Peter Weller and William Hurt in it, you can tell from even the title itself that this is going to be an average film at best. And having watched it, I can say that this is an okay film, the snow-covered scenery being reminiscent of Screamers (Peter Weller's last film of note), but with the story being coherent and making sense unlike Screamers. If I was Roger Ebert I'd have to give this a thumbs down but it's worth watching if you've got a couple of hours to kill or if you've seen all of this month's new releases.


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