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Outbreak (1995)

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Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.

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Wolfgang Petersen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dustin Hoffman ... Sam Daniels
Rene Russo ... Robby Keough
Morgan Freeman ... General Billy Ford
Kevin Spacey ... Casey Schuler
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Major Salt
Donald Sutherland ... General Donald McClintock
Patrick Dempsey ... Jimbo Scott
Zakes Mokae ... Dr. Benjamin Iwabi
Malick Bowens ... Dr. Raswani
Susan Lee Hoffman ... Dr. Lisa Aronson
Benito Martinez ... Dr. Julio Ruiz
Bruce Jarchow ... Dr. Mascelli
Leland Hayward III Leland Hayward III ... Henry Seward
Daniel Chodos Daniel Chodos ... Rudy Alvarez
Dale Dye ... Colonel Briggs
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Storyline

When a disease in Africa is discovered, Colonel Sam Daniels of the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases or USAMRIID, is sent to investigate. When he reports back to his superior officer General Ford and tells him that they should put out an alert on this disease but the General that since the disease is so far away and not airborne that it can't possibly reach the U.S. However, a monkey from that part of Africa was captured and brought to the U.S. and a man who works at the customs house took it and tried to sell it but when the person he tried to sell it to rejected it he released it. Later the man who arrived in Boston collapses and dies, Col. Daniels wants to look into it but General Ford denies his request so he turns to his ex-wife, who works at the Center for Disease Control or CDC to look into and they discover it's the African disease but since it kills very quickly, Col. Daniels feels that it's been contained until another outbreak! Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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This animal carries a deadly virus... and the greatest medical crisis in the world is about to happen. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | Korean | French

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Outbreak See more »

Filming Locations:

Arcata, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,420,387, 12 March 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,823,573

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,859,560
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Donald Sutherland plays a General to Dale Dye's Colonel. In JFK (1991), Dye played a General to Sutherland's Colonel. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) While Casey is having the seizure in the hospital, Sam rips his shirt to allow the nurse more space to place ice on his body. In the next shot his shirt is pushed up, not ripped. See more »

Quotes

Sam Daniels: Anything I can do to help?
Major Salt: Just don't make me nervous.
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Worse than I expected
13 October 1999 | by insomniaSee all my reviews

There's a marvellous book called: "The Hot Zone" It's a true account of what happened when monkeys were brought into Washington D.C. from Africa - who were carrying the deadly ebola virus. So, I thought that's what the film "Outbreak" would be about. It wasn't - all Wolfgang Peterson had to do was put Richard Preston's book onto celluloid.He didn't Instead, he made a film that had all the tension of a broken rubber band. I would have thought a man who made the excellent film: Das Boot (The Boat), would have equitted himself better. An opportunity missed.


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