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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

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

Gross USA:

$67,659,560

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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Donald Sutherland took over from Joe Don Baker because Director Wolfgang Petersen and Producer Arnold Kopelson wanted the character to have more of an "Oliver North quality" and decided Sutherland could deliver that. Sutherland was not available for filming when production began, but later joined the set, and was able to complete all of his scenes without any delays. 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

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
30 March 2002 | by jsgpenguinSee all my reviews

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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