The Contaminated Man (2000)

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Movie Info

In this science fiction thriller, David Whitman (William Hurt) is a chemist who lost his wife and child in a freak accident and is trying to rebuild his life on his own. While doing research, Whitman discovers a series of mysterious deaths that seem to follow in the path of Joseph Mueller (Peter Weller), a seemingly ordinary man who works as a security guard. Unknown to Mueller, his body carries a strange contaminant that's deadly to many people, and Whitman is desperate to find Mueller and stop him before he can cause more deaths. But he discovers there's more to Mueller's story than he ever imagined. The Contaminated Man also stars Michael Brandon and Natascha McElhone.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Studio:
Promark Entertainment Group

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Cast

William Hurt
as David R. Whitman
Natascha McElhone
as Holly Anderson
Peter Weller
as Joseph Müller
Geraldine McEwan
as Lilian Rodgers
Katja Woywood
as Karin Schiffer
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Critic Reviews for The Contaminated Man

All Critics (3)

You have to give Contaminated Man credit for laying its cards on the table: as you might have guessed from the title, it is indeed about a contaminated man.

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
Cinefantastique

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August 12, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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April 23, 2003
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for The Contaminated Man

Cool ending, but honestly, most of this movie is pretty boring, especially if you've seen this year's pandemic thriller Contagion...now there's a good virus movie.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

[center][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/76/182376.jpg[/img] [left] Lets see, how should I put this. . . frrrraaaappppp! I knew this was a bad movie, especially when the big HAZ-MAT bus is parked on the beach and a diver comes out of the water carrying a 25 gallon drum with a big America flag painted on the side of it. The diver takes his helmet off and says, "Yep, looks like it's American." No shit bright eyes! I thought the Russians always painted American flags on their contaminated waste before dumping it in the water. [img]http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/1953/rottentomatore8.jpg[/img] [/left] [/center]

Woody Woodrow
Woody Woodrow

The movie opens with Hurt coming home to his wife and child and inadvertantly passing on a deadly disease which kills them within minutes. Fifteen years later Hurt is on the trail of Weller, who is carrying the same plague. Weller had just been fired from his security job and is the cause of an industrial accident which leaves him contaminated. There is the usual government conspiracy, bad guys and love interest. (McElhone is good in this movie, but see her better in Californication), The ending is a little predictable, but the bad guys get what they deserve. Not the greatest movie ever made, but worth a watch.

Wayne Gillingham
Wayne Gillingham

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