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Something strange is happening in the eastern United Sates. It appears that a deadly plague is sweeping across the country. Although they can't quite get a grasp on how devastating this problem may be, Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee their home in a desperate race to outpace the mysterious epidemic.

MPAA Rating R for violent and disturbing images.
Theatrical Release June 12, 2008
Cast Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, M. Night Shyamalan.
Twentieth Century Fox

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