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A virus similar to Ebola & Lassa is discovered in Africa in 1969. 25 years later, it resurfaces - and Col. Sam Daniels of the U.S. Army is sent in to investigate it. When he returns he warns his boss, Brigadier-Gen. Ford, of the lethal nature of the virus and wants to put out an alert. Ford, who had been one of the men who first dealt with the virus, insists the virus is contained and unlikely to show up in the U.S. What neither man knows is that the host - a monkey - has been brought into the U.S. by freighter. Through an under-the-table bribe, a young man gets the monkey out of the animal-testing lab it was bound for. Soon, the man is infected - and Col. Daniels' ex-wife, Dr. Keough - now with the CDC - is called into Boston when the young man is brought to a hospital in critical condition. Dr. Keough discovers that the man has died from the virus, and at the same time - on the other side of the country - a new outbreak is starting in a little California town. A quarantine is set up to stop the virus from spreading, while Ford's boss, the sinister Major-Gen. McClintock, has his own agenda in mind - to harness this lethal bug for use as a bioweapon. With the President about to order a fuel-air bomb to be dropped on the little town to stop the outbreak, Daniels must find a way to unravel McClintock's sinister plan...
Try to remain calm.
Release Date: March 06, 1995
Runtime: 127 mins
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Korean
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With O
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for language.
Dustin Hoffman ...Col. Sam Daniels
Rene Russo ...Robby Keough
Morgan Freeman ...Brig. Gen. Billy Ford
Kevin Spacey ...Maj. Casey Schuler
Cuba Gooding Jr. ...Maj. Salt
Donald Sutherland ...Maj. Gen. 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 ...Henry Seward
Daniel Chodos ...Rudy Alvarez
Dale Dye ...Lt. Col. Briggs
Kara Keough ...Kate Jeffries
Gina Menza ...Mrs. Jeffries
Per Didrik Fasmer ...Mr. Jeffries
Michelle Joyner ...Sherry Mauldin
Donald Forrest ...Mack Mauldin
Julie Pierce ...Erica Mauldin
Tim Ransom ...Tommy Hull
Michelle M. Miller ...Darla Hull
Maury Sterling ...Sandman One Pilot
Michael Emanuel ...Sandman One Co-Pilot
Lucas Dudley ...Viper One Pilot
Robert Alan Joseph ...Viper Two Pilot
Joseph Latimore ...Viper Two Co-Pilot
Michael Sottile ...Gunner Pilot
Ed Beechner ...Gunner
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Robert Roy Pool
James Newton Howard
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More Movie Taglines:
- Try to remain calm.
- This animal carries a deadly virus... and the greatest medical crisis in the world is about to happen.
- Casey Schuler: I hate this bug. Colonel Sam Daniels: Oh, come on, Casey. You have to admire its simplicity. It's one billionth our size and it's beating us. Casey Schuler: So, what do you want to do, take it to dinner? Colonel Sam Daniels: No. Casey Schuler: What, then? Colonel Sam Daniels: Kill it.
Casey Schuler: How many brain cells did I kill? Sam Daniels: How many? About a billion. Casey Schuler: Oh, now I'm only as smart as you. Sam Daniels: What can we give him to kill his sense of humor?
Mrs. Pananides: I have a friend in the Coast Guard, all I have to do is call... Daniels: How close a friend? Mrs. Pananides: Closer than his wife would like.
Sam Daniels: If you think I'm lying, drop the bomb. If you think I'm crazy, drop the bomb. But don't drop the bomb just because you're following orders!
Colonel Sam Daniels: Sir, what did I ever do to make your life miserable? General Billy Ford: You got up this morning, didn't you?
- Dustin Hoffman's role of Sam Daniels was originally intended for Harrison Ford. Coincidentally, Harrison Ford's character in Blade Runner (1982) was written with Dustin Hoffman in mind.
Donald Sutherland plays a general to Dale Dye's colonel. Four years earlier in JFK (1991), Dye played a general to Sutherland's colonel.
In the film, it is said that "Motaba" was more deadly than the "Ebola" virus. Then they show a picture of the "Motaba" virus. The virus shown in the photograph, is a strain of Ebola.
Donald Sutherland took over from Joe Don Baker.
The music and (briefly seen, somewhat blurred) footage of a cartoon seen in the movie theater scene is from the Tom & Jerry episode Polka-Dot Puss (1949). It's appearance in Outbreak is somewhat apt, as in the cartoon, Jerry tricks Tom in to believing he has caught measles, and then proceeds to 'cure' him. The episode ends with both Tom and Jerry actually contracting measles and being quarantined.
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