Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Peterson and produced by Gail Katz, Arnold Kopelson, Anne Kopelson and Wolfgang Peterson.  The screenplay was written by Lawrence Dworet and Robert Roy Pool and is based on the story ‘The Hot Zone’ by Richard Preston.

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Rated:  R (movie contains language and disturbing subject matter)
Run Time:  2h 7min
Release Date:  March 10, 1995 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Drama, Thriller
Director:  Wolfgang Peterson
Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures




Outbreak stars Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Dempsey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Zakes Mokae, Dale Dye, Bruce Jarchow, Maury Sterling and J.T. Walsh.

Outbreak is the story of Col. Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman) who is a contagious disease expert who is called in to investigate a dangerous airborne virus that threatens civilization.  After an African monkey carrying a lethal virus is smuggled into the U.S. by Jimbo Scott (Patrick Dempsey), an outbreak occurs in a California town called Cedar Creek.  To identify and control the disease, a team of doctors including Daniels, his ex-wife Robby (Rene Russo), Maj. Casey Schuler (Kevin Spacey) and Maj. Salt (Cuba Gooding Jr.).  With fear that the virus will spread outside of the small town, the Army is called in to handle the situation.  The doctors must fight against the clock to save the town and its residents before the Army attempts to destroy the town and kill the virus before it spreads further.

Movie Quotes

“I hate this bug” – Casey Schuler
“Come on, Casey. You have to love its simplicity. It’s one-billionth our size and it’s beating us.” – Sam Daniels 
“Donny… these people are Americans.” – Gen. Billy Ford
“2600 dead or dying Americans. If that bug gets out of there, Billy, 260 million Americans’ll be dead or dying. Those people are casualties of war, Billy. I would give’em all a medal if I could, but they are casualties of war.” – Gen. Donald McClintock

“You know, fear gets a bad rap, Salt. I don’t want anybody working with me who isn’t scared. Okay?” – Sam Daniels
“Well then I’m you’re man, sir.” – Maj. Salt

“Sir, my pilot’s… taking a leak” – Sgt. Meyer
“A leak? No Shit!” – Sam Daniels

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Dustin Hoffman as Col. Sam Daniels

Rene Russo as Robby Keough

Kevin Spacey as Maj. Casey Schuler

Morgan Freeman as Brig. Gen. Billy Ford

Patrick Dempsey as Jimbo Scott

Cuba Gooding Jr. as Maj. Salt

Donald Sutherland as Maj. Gen. Donald McClintock

Zakes Mokae as Dr. Benjamin Iwabi

Dale Dye as Lt. Col. Briggs

Bruce Jarchow as Dr. Mascelli

Maury Sterling as Sandman One

J.T. Walsh as Chief of Staff