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Released 2011
Distributor Warner Bros.

Renewed interest has been sparked lately in Steven Soderbergh’s prescient 2011 thriller which tracks the spread of a virus. As in previous disaster thrillers like The Towering Inferno and Earthquake, it features a sprawling all-star cast. Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon and Kate Winslet are among those giving stellar performances. Scott Z. Burns screenplay received high praise from critics and scientists alike.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.