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Title:
Outbreak
Author:
Hoffman, Dustin, 1937- , actor.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1997]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Dustin Hoffman plays Sam Daniels, a take-charge army virologist trying to stave off global biological meltdown. A rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire has taken hold in a California community. Its mortality rate is 100%. And some say the only way to stop its spread is to firebomb the town and everyone in it.
General Note:
Includes full screen and widescreen versions.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780790731407
UPC:
085391363224

883929367825

883929084951
Format :
DVD

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A handful of scientists struggle to prevent the destruction of a small town -- and possibly the entire country -- in this suspense drama. In the mid-1960s, a deadly virus is discovered in Zaire that wipes out an entire village in 24 hours. Government researchers are brought in to investigate, but the military opts to destroy the village rather than risk further infection. Thirty years later, Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman), an expert on contagious diseases, is called in when the virus re-emerges in Africa. A monkey carrying the bug is smuggled into the U.S., and a suburban California town soon begins to succumb to the illness. Sam scrambles to find an antidote with the help of his ex-wife Robby (Rene Russo), a Center for Disease Control researcher, and their colleague Casey (Kevin Spacey), while Gen. McClintock (Donald Sutherland) has his own reasons for wanting to use bombs to contain the epidemic, and Army surgeon Gen. Ford (Morgan Freeman) is caught in the middle. Outbreak was produced in the hopes of beating the film version of Richard Preston's bestseller The Hot Zone (about a real-life epidemic) into theaters; script problems shelved The Hot Zone , and Outbreak had the infectious disease market to itself. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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