Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
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
(at around 1 min) At the opening of the film, the setting is said to be "Zaire, 1967". The country was only called Zaire between 1971 and 1997. In 1967, the country was called the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was also the name it reverted to after 1997. See more »
Whilst far from perfect 'Outbreak' is solid entertainment.
A lethal virus is transported to the United States via an African monkey host. The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infections Diseases and the Centre for Disease Control are two Federal agencies headed by an ex-husband and his former wife rush to stop its deadly spread, while figures in the military are prepared to go to extreme measures to prevent it's spread.
I saw this movie in the cinema in 1995 with my then girlfriend, and we both enjoyed it, but for some reason, I have never watched it since.
Dustin Hoffman is an actor who will rarely sell you short (not pun intended) he is fantastic in everything I have seen him in, from 'Marathon Man' and 'Kramer V's Kramer' or 'Mr Magoriums Wonder Emporium' and 'Tootsie' or his Oscar winning turn in 'Rain Man'. He is always a delight to watch, and the fact that he teams up with Morgan Freeman, made it a must see. Freeman, for years prior to this, could do no wrong in my eyes (From 'Driving Miss Daisy' and 'Glory' onwards through 'Prince Of Thieves' with Kevin Costner and 'Unforgiven' with Clint Eastwood. And whilst it would be a while before he actually played God. The man was amazing in everything he did.) Any movie became promising, just by having his name in the cast.
Rene Russo was here too and she was establishing herself as a top actress after good performances in 'Lethal Weapon 3' and 'In The Line of Fire'
Kevin Spacey squeezed this movie in, inbetween 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Seven' Cuba Gooding Jr has a good role too. Also worthy of note is the actress Michelle Joyner has a touching/sad/tragic subplot. The actress has a bit of a career as the tragic supporting character in movies. She's the woman in the opening sequence of 'Cliffhanger' with Sly Stallone as well.
Then there is Donald Sutherland as the villain of the peace. I have been a fan of Sutherland's for years. He is another actor I will always watch.
Sure the movie has a few plot holes, and it leaves a lot of loose ends as the credits role. But I was so hooked throughout the movie, I'm more than willing to overlook a few flaws.
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