Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast–moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

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  1. Scott Z. Burns


  2. Steven Soderbergh


Top Billed Cast

  1. Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    Thomas Emhoff

  2. Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Beth Emhoff

  3. Kate Winslet

    Kate Winslet

    Dr. Erin Mears

  4. Jude Law

    Jude Law

    Alan Krumwiede

  5. Marion Cotillard

    Marion Cotillard

    Dr. Leonora Orantes

  6. Laurence Fishburne

    Laurence Fishburne

    Dr. Ellis Cheever

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget $60,000,000.00

Revenue $135,458,097.00


Release Information

  • September 9, 2011
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by talisencrw

By talisencrw

I have a special place in my heart for the medical thriller. Looking back, I believe it stems both from being sick a lot when I was a kid, and from really enjoying great ones over the years, like 'Coma' and 'Outbreak'. As well, more recently I remember the panic both my son's mother and I tended to have when our son was born during the SARS epidemic back in 2003. Needless to say, when one of these films comes along, it's only a matter of time before it crosses my path.

Director Soderbergh is intelligent enough to really make this material work, going at it from every conceivable angle (and m... read the rest.

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