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Contagion Movie Quotes

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The movie 'Contagion,' directed by Steven Soderbergh, features an all-star cast and a tense, riveting storyline. How would the world react if a (rapidly spreading) airborne virus began going global - with no hint of a cure? Answer: Badly. Very badly. 'Contagion' movie quotes focus on comments from those frantically struggling to contain the pandemic, those who fall victim to it and those who aren't sure whether they can trust the government officials who are supposedly trying to keep them all safe.

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'Contagion' might turn out to be a blockbuster of a movie (anyone surprised? No? Agreed). For quotes from other 2011 blockbusters, check out these lists of quotes from 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'The Help,' 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' and 'Super 8!'
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    I Think I'm Sick

    I Think I'm Sick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Contagion Movie Quotes
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    Dr. Erin Mears: "Dr. Cheever, I think I'm sick."
    Dr. Ellis Cheever: "What? What's going on? What kind of symptoms do you have?"
    Dr. Erin Mears: "Can't swallow, severe headache."
    Dr. Ellis Cheever: "What's your temperature?"
    Dr. Erin Mears: "101.8. I've definitely infected other people..."

    Dr. Mears' tireless work on the front lines to try and trace the origins of the airborne virus and contain it takes a toll: Here, she realizes that she has contracted the illness. She calls her CDC director to deliver the grim news.
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    We're Touching Everything

    We're Touching Everything is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Contagion Movie Quotes
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    Dr. Erin Mears: "The average person touches their face three to five times every waking minute. In between, we're touching door knobs, water fountains and each other."

    Dr. Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) is on the front lines of the virus outbreak. As a CDC official, Mears is among the first on the scene of the outbreak in Minnesota that kills Mitch Emhoff's (Matt Damon's) wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) and his young stepson.
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    Figuring Us Out

    Figuring Us Out is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Contagion Movie Quotes
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    Dr. Ally Hextall: "It's figuring us out faster than we're figuring it out."

    Dr. Ally Hextall (Jennifer Ehle) is a researcher in a high-security CDC lab. She's testing monkeys to see if a possible cure for the virus can be found. Hopefully.
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    No Treatment, No Vaccine

    No Treatment, No Vaccine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Contagion Movie Quotes
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    Dr. Ellis Cheever: "So we have a virus with no treatment protocol, and no vaccine at this time."

    Not what you want to hear from the head of the CDC when trying to contain a lethal virus.
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