Top 12 Contagion Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Contagion facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Contagion film message.

While they are watching the spread of the disease, they appear to have Montreal marked as Toronto despite these two cities being over 500 kilometers apart.

After curing himself with Forsythia, Jude Law continues to wear his bubble suit even though he would be immune. Indicating that he knows he never actually had the disease.
After curing himself with Forsythia, Jude Law continues to wear his bubble suit even though he would be immune. Indicating that he knows he never actually had the disease.

Contagion Trivia

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  1. When Beth talks to her lover on the phone, it's the director Steven Soderbergh talking (we never actually see the lover in the film).

Contagion Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • The woman later revealed to be Patient Zero works for the company that tore down the habitat of the bat that starts the pandemic

  • 1 - Director Steven Soderbergh has a small cameo as the voice of Jon Neal, whom Gwyneth Paltrow calls twice on the phone.
    Director Steven Soderbergh has a small cameo as the voice of Jon Neal, whom Gwyneth Paltrow calls twice on the phone.
  • 1 - The documents that Beth Emhoff (Gwenyth Paltrow) signs while in Minnesota are environmental permitting documents (ie. 401 Water Quality Certification). Beth is a corporate executive with an environmental background and possibly was in Hong Kong to market her company's capabilities.
    The documents that Beth Emhoff (Gwenyth Paltrow) signs while in Minnesota are environmental permitting documents (ie. 401 Water Quality Certification). Beth is a corporate executive with an environmental background and possibly was in Hong Kong to market her company's capabilities.
  • Features a clip of an empty Shedd Aquarium

Contagion Hidden Details

1 - The first thing epidemiologist Dr Leonora Orantes (Marion Collitard) does when she arrives in Hong Kong to investigate the virus is shake hands with someone. What are you doing lady??? Do you wanna get sick?!?!
The first thing epidemiologist Dr Leonora Orantes (Marion Collitard) does when she arrives in Hong Kong to investigate the virus is shake hands with someone. What are you doing lady??? Do you wanna get sick?!?!

- AIMM Alderson was the main cause outbreak. AIMM Alderson is name that keeps popping up on screen many times.

1 - Jude Law's character continues to wear a protective suit even after he seemingly recovers from the disease and thus would be unable to contract it again. This is because he lied about having the disease.
Jude Law's character continues to wear a protective suit even after he seemingly recovers from the disease and thus would be unable to contract it again. This is because he lied about having the disease.
1 - In the scene about containment failing, there is a brief shot of a man running to escape the quarantine in the the background.
In the scene about containment failing, there is a brief shot of a man running to escape the quarantine in the the background.
Contagion poster
Contagion poster

Contagion Plot

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Contagion. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Steven Soderbergh
Stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Tien You Chui, Josie Ho, Daria Strokous
IMDB score 6.7