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Pandemic
Pandemic
Actors: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, French Stewart, Faye Dunaway, Michael Massee, Vincent Spano
Director: Armand Mastroianni
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2007     2hr 49min

After a nineteen-year-old male dies on a flight following a raging fever and violent convulsions, CDC epidemiologist Dr. Kayla Martin (Tiffani Thiessen) and her partner Carl Ratner (French Stewart) consider the frightening...  more »

     
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Actors: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, French Stewart, Faye Dunaway, Michael Massee, Vincent Spano
Director: Armand Mastroianni
Creators: Amit Bhattacharya, Kevin Kiner, Jennifer Jean Cacavas
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Rhi Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/14/2007
Original Release Date: 05/26/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 05/26/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 49min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Superb and worhty of public attention
Robert D. Steele | Oakton, VA United States | 10/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It was a very long flight to Oakland (to attend Bioneers), and this movie got me through the last two hours. It is superb. It should be required viewing for every citizen, every official, every foundation leader, every elected person. It is well-crafted, credible, absorbing, and thought-provoking.

Highlights:
* How the selfishness of one "run-away" infected person can kill tens of thousands and defeat the pre-quarantine containment process.
* Failure to control *each* passenger by name in the delicate transition from infected aircraft to controlled environment is the one thing that can destroy a containment.
* Failure to be candid with citizens and put public ran-away notice with photo of the run-away makes the situation much worse. Failure to tell the run-aways office workers and home family the exact threat they represent negates their value in bringing the run-away in before they infect hundreds more directly, thousands indirectly.
* The movie provides a fascination depiction of the scientific investigative process, while also depicting the political tensions among the Mayor, the Governor, and others, each seeking to balance archaic political calculations with unknown biological "runaway train" implications.
* The movie reminds us that a run-away worst impact is among first responders who missed the alerts and begin to die as fast as the people they are treating.
* The utility of ice rinks as emergency morgues for hundreds of bodies.

Overall this is a great movie with a fine plot including a worst case break-out of a convicted drug lord, and what happens when people turn off the radio or silence the witness before they can complete a sentence that begins "it's not so simple."

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Not too bad
K. Rowley | Austin, Texas United States | 08/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Not too bad.... Was entertaining - but some of the subplots were just a tad too improbable for me. I think there should have been more focus on the public's panic."