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The Plague (2006)

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Ten years have passed since the world's children fell into a coma. Tonight they're waking up and all hell is breaking loose. An unholy battle between the generations is being waged, and time is not on the side of adults.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Van Der Beek ... Tom Russell
Ivana Milicevic ... Jean Raynor
Brad Hunt ... Sam Raynor
Joshua Close ... Kip (as Josh Close)
John P. Connolly John P. Connolly ... Sheriff Cal Stewart (as John Connolly)
Dee Wallace ... Nora
Brittany Scobie Brittany Scobie ... Claire
Bradley Sawatzky ... deputy Nathan Burgandy
Jon Ted Wynne ... Dr. Jenkins
Arne MacPherson ... David
Gene Pyrz Gene Pyrz ... Jim
Genevieve Pelletier Genevieve Pelletier ... Nurse Daniels
Chad Panting Chad Panting ... Eric Russell
David Stuart Evans David Stuart Evans ... Intern (as David Evans)
Jan Skene ... Nurse Hansen
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Storyline

In 1983 all children aged nine years or less fall into a coma at the same time. The children remain in the coma for the next 10 years and all children born during this time are born into the same state. Ten years later Tom Russel, who was imprisoned after killing a man in a fight, is released from prison and returns to his home town where his older brother has a son in a coma. That night all the children wake up but they are hellbent on killing all the adults. It soon becomes apparent that the children share a sort of collective consciousness and as one learns they all learn. As they get smarter they learn to disable motor vehicles and eventually to use firearms. A group of survivors, led by Tom and Jean, try to escape to the safety of a base located 60 km outside the town. Written by GPSJane

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And the children shall lead them ...

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Plague See more »

Filming Locations:

Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Jean, Kip and Claire are in the locker room, there's a point where you can see the marking tape "x" on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Eric Russell: When he wakes up, I want my face to be the first thing he sees.
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References Village of the Damned (1960) See more »

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Makes you think
18 February 2007 | by weaver-jeSee all my reviews

This is not a great horror film - but it's not a super stinker either. Here's the deal: - If Texas Chainsaw Massacre is your favorite type of horror, you will not like this one at alllll. The gore and zombie fight scenes are not very impressive.

  • If you like more "use your brain" type subtle horror films, this one does make you think. It offers no clear explanation for why or how, but it does offer a few glimmers that make you wonder that the writers/film-makers have some point they are trying to get across. Unfortunately, even if you come to a conclusion here (as a couple of other reviewers have - and I agree with their conclusions), it's doesn't help the fact that the movie is just kinda there through 75% of the film, despite the very interesting initial premise.


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