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 »
General Donald McClintock:
You silly, sentimental son of a bitch. Nobody puts me under arrest. Nobody.
General Donald McClintock:
[last lines as Col. Briggs bars his path with a sidearm]
Colonel Briggs. What a wonderful moment this must be for you!
[Briggs grins as he leads him away]
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Not worth it-a farce of the military and American public health system
As both an officer of the US Army and a student of medicine and public health, I was appalled by the number of mistakes and inaccuracies in Outbreak. It started off great-I thought it was going to be an excellent movie (along the lines of Richard Preston's book "The Hot Zone). Boy was I disappointed! It turned into a laughing matter-from soldiers trained in medicine somehow becoming fighter pilots in mere minutes, Chinese sailors all of a sudden being able to communicate with Americans, and a fight among high-ranked military generals. Oh, and don't forget that they somehow had the ability to create an antiserum to a deadly hemorrhagic virus in an hour. Amazing! Aside from the ridiculous nature of some of the actions, there were many scientific inaccuracies and the plot really ends up going nowhere. It is a predictable and disappointing flick-I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, past the first hour.
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