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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 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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Colonel Dr. Sam Daniels has just divorced his wife Robby Keough, who works at the CDC. Out of the blue, he is assigned by his superior General Billy Ford to investigate a lethal disease in an African village with his crew formed by the scientist Casey Schuler and Major Dr. Salt. They are impressed by the disease and Colonel Daniels reports to General Ford his findings afraid of contamination in the USA. However General Ford tells that the disease kills so fast that would never reach their country. However, an African smuggled monkey carrier of the disease is brought to USA and the customs employee Jimbo Scott unsuccessfully tries to sell the animal. He releases the monkey in the woods and spreads the disease in the beginning of an outbreak in a small town in California. Now Colonel Daniels, his ex-wife and their teams must fight the invisible enemy while Colonel Daniels discovers dark secrets from his superior General Donald McClintock. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Danny Glover was considered to play Brigadier General Billy Ford. See more »

Goofs

A centrifuge lid has a safety locking mechanism that prevents it from being opened while the centrifuge is in motion. The centrifuge must first stop completely before the lock can disengage. See more »

Quotes

[George isn't cooperating with Daniels]
Sam Daniels: George, you've heard about this virus?... Shall I cough on you, George?
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Connections

Referenced in Zomboat!: Episode #1.6 (2019) See more »

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If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself)
Written and Performed by Pete Droge
Courtesy of American Recordings
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Edge of your seat
18 March 2020 | by rivertam26See all my reviews

Is there a movie more fitting now of being revisited. I've always loved outbreak although it's an eco thriller there are so many elements of it that feel like a genre film. In fact it sort of reminds of the blob remake in some ways. Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie), Rene Russo (Thor), Morgan Freeman (Bucket List), Donald Sutherland ( Hunger Games), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and Patrick Dempsey (Scream 3) head a solid cast as a virus breaks in a small town because of a cute little, smuggled monkey. The army doctors and CDC race against time as the town begins to die out as the government has alternate options. The movie us thrilling, edge of your seat popcorn entertainment. It's fun but easily relatable because of the solid performances and intelligent screenplay. Unlike our current state as of now the film offers a positive solution that we are all hoping for.

Budget: $50m Domestic Box Office: $68m Worldwide Box Office: $190m

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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,420,387, 12 March 1995

Gross USA:

$67,659,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,859,560
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Color:

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1.85 : 1
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