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R| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
A dangerous airborne virus threatens civilization in this tense thriller. After an African monkey carrying a lethal virus is smuggled into the U.S., an outbreak occurs in a California town. To control the spread of the disease, a team of doctors is brought in that includes a contagious disease expert (Dustin Hoffman) and his ex-wife (Rene Russo). Once the Army intervenes to handle the situation, though, the doctors must fight against the clock to save the town and its residents.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman , Rene Russo , Morgan Freeman , Kevin Spacey , Cuba Gooding Jr. , Donald Sutherland , Patrick Dempsey , Zakes Mokae

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action

Outbreak (1995)

Release Date: March 10th, 1995|2 hr. 7 min.

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