Outbreak (1995)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, Thriller


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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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17 April 2020 | claudio_carvalho
7
| Virus and Secrets
Colonel Dr. Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman) has just divorced from his wife Robby Keough (Rene Russo), who works at the CDC. Out of the blue, he is assigned by his superior General Billy Ford (Morgan Freeman) to investigate a lethal disease in an African village with his crew formed by the scientist Casey Schuler (Kevin Spacey) and Major Dr. Salt (Cuba Gooding Jr.). They are impressed by the disease and Colonel Daniels reports to General Ford his findings afraid of contamination in the USA. However General Ford tells that the disease kills so fast that would never reach their country. However, an African smuggled monkey carrier of the disease is brought to USA and the customs employee Jimbo Scott (Patrick Dempsey) unsuccessfully tries to sell the animal. He releases the monkey in the woods and spreads the disease in the beginning of an outbreak in a small town in California. Now Colonel Daniels, his ex-wife and their teams must fight the invisible enemy while Colonel Daniels discovers dark secrets from his superior General Donald McClintock (Donald Sutherland).

"Outbreak" is an entertaining thriller directed by Wolfgang Petersen with a great cast. The dramatic situation of an outbreak is relieved by the action scenes. Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo do not show any chemistry and the situation when Colonel Daniels takes his mask out is ridiculous. But it is worthwhile watching "Outbreak". My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Epidemia" ("Outbreak")

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