This suspenseless, made-for-USA-network sludge drains all the vitality out of what could have been a scary scenario about a '90s cholera outbreak with the potential to kill a sizable portion of the Western hemisphere. In the flatly lit, over-utilized, medium-shot style that is the hallmark
of TV-moviedom, CONTAGIOUS is about as thrilling as an infomercial for the Center for Disease Control.
Shrimp infected with cholera are served aboard a flight from Bogata, Columbia headed to Olympia, Washington. Among the stricken passengers is drug courier Doug Lamoreaux (Jed Rees), who has swallowed cocaine balloons for drug lord Sklar (Gerard Plunkett). In the Pacific North...