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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean | French

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Epidemia 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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Sound Mix:

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 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 »

Quotes

Sam Daniels: Sir, what did I ever do to make your life miserable?
General Billy Ford: You got up this morning, didn't you?
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If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself)
Written and Performed by Pete Droge
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great cast in a good movie
28 September 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

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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