Pandemic (TV miniseries)
"Pandemic" is a 2007 Hallmark production starring
Tiffani Thiessenand Faye Dunaway. It also included Eric Roberts.
The film begins on a
beachin Australiawith two surfers saying goodbye to each other as one is about to leave for his flight back to California. The two men don't notice the large number of dead birds on the beach. On the flight, one of them starts coughing up bloodand dies before the planecan land. Back in Australia, the other surfer is found dead. Kayla Martin (Tiffani Thiessen) is a medical doctorwith the CDCwho has been assigned to the case. She and the local officials carry the body out of the planeand start processing people to be put in a quarantineuntil the the people can be evaluated for exposure. During the transfer, one of the passengers escapes to complete a business deal and spreads the virusthroughout Los Angeles. It's also revealed that outbreaks of the Riptide Virus, as it comes to be known, are occurring in other cities around the world.
The situation is complicated as one of the passengers, a convicted drug lord being transported by the
FBI, escapes with the help of associates along with a number of the other passengers, some of whom are infected. He proceeds to steal the medicationneeded to fight the outbreak and blackmails the local and state officials. As the epidemicworsens and the death toll rises, the Californiagovernor (Dunaway) and Los Angeles mayor(Roberts) have to find a way around their political differences so that they make tough decisions dealing with the blackmailscheme as well as a frightened populace and all of the problems associated with a widespread deadly epidemic.
The movie premiered on Saturday, May 26,
2007on the Hallmark Channelat 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Hallmark's Uncharted Adventures weekend.
Is now available on
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0802821 Movie information at Internet Movie Database]
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