Plague (1979 film)

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American film poster
Directed by Ed Hunt
Produced by Ed Hunt
Barry Pearson
Written by Ed Hunt
Barry Pearson
Starring Daniel Pilon
Kate Reid
Celine Lomez
Michael J. Reynolds
Music by Eric N. Robertson
Release date
  • January 26, 1979 (1979-01-26)
Country Canada
United States[1]
Budget $CAD 525,000 (estimated)

Plague is a 1979 Canadian-American science fiction film about a genetic engineering accident, a fertilizing bacterium that escapes from a laboratory in Canada. The film is also known internationally as Induced Syndrome (UK), M-3: The Gemini Strain or Mutation (USA).


A deadly bacteria called M3 is released and causes sickness and death around the world. Scientist Daniel Pilon works tirelessly to develop an antidote to stop the contagion.[2]



The film was released theatrically in the United States by Group 1 International Distribution Organization Ltd. in January 1979.

The film was released on DVD in the United Kingdom from Prism Leisure Corporation as part of a 4-film collection (with Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy 2, Howling IV: The Original Nightmare and Night of the Living Dead) on October 7, 2002. It was also release individually from Prism Leisure, and by Digital Entertainment Ltd in 2008. As of 2011, the film has still not been officially released on DVD in the United States.


  1. ^ "Plague". American Film Institute. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Plague > Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved April 15, 2010. 

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