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Outbreak

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A take-charge army virologist tryies 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.
Title: Outbreak
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. presents ; an Arnold Kopelson production in association with Punch Productions, Inc. ; a Wolfgang Petersen fim ; written by Laurence Dworet & Robert Roy Pool ; produced by Arnold Kopelson, Wolfgang Petersen, Gail Katz ; directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1995
Bonus: cast; production notes
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Side A. Standard version
side B. Widescreen version
Summary: A take-charge army virologist tryies 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.
Additional Contributors: Petersen, Wolfgang
Dworet, Laurence Author of screenplay
Pool, Robert Roy Author of screenplay
Kopelson, Arnold Producer
Katz, Gail Producer
Hoffman, Dustin 1937-, Actor
Russo, Rene Actor
Freeman, Morgan Actor
Gooding, Cuba 1968-, Actor
Dempsey, Patrick 1966-, Actor
Sutherland, Donald 1935-, Actor
Spacey, Kevin Actor
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 141988560X
9781419885600
Branch Call Number: DVD Action OUTBREAK
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Credits: Music, James Newton Howard ; editing, Neil Travis, Lynzee Klingman, William Hoy ; director of photography, Michael Ballhaus.
Performers: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Spacey.
System Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital 5.1; double-sided disc
Other Language: In English or dubbed French, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned
Subject Headings: Epidemics Drama Ebola virus disease Drama Viruses Drama Epidemiologists Drama
Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Disaster films
Medical films (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Epidemics
Ebola virus disease
Viruses
Epidemiologists
Publisher No: 1000109792 Warner Home Video
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If the reality is too much, pop this thriller in the DVD player and sit back and watch Dustin Hoffman stare down an Ebola outbreak in California.


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Morgan Freeman plays in this movie too, as he does in "Deep Impact." Because the two movies are connected. Asteroid hitting or plague hitting are similar dangers and drastic measures must be taken. I heard on talk radio a prominent doctor of Vancouver say that in case of a plague in a big city, the city is closed off the world, to isolate the danger. This movie is about this scenario. Now, to calm the viewers this movie has a "happy ending," but this might in reality not be the case. So, just connect the two movies and do some thinking. Cities are traps when a plague hits. Nobody going out, no food coming in, curfew, panic, vandalism, etc. The countryside is a safer place, this is the message of this movie. You can't be sure a vaccine will be created quickly or there will be enough of it for everybody. As Freeman says in the Deep Impact movie: "Life goes on, but not for everybody." I learned recently from a local newspaper that ebola outbreaks happened regularly in Africa since 1976 and yet no vaccine exists against it up to date. Same with aids. As for the Spanish flu, my father got it in 1918 when he was 20 yrs old; his two hospital room companions dies of it, but he survived, after drinking 2,5 litres of strong Tokaj dessert wine a wine-making friend gave him. He slept 2 days and when he awoke, his companions were dead and he alive. The Tokaj wine of Hungary is produced using certain raisins with "noble mold" on them. Is this the Penicillin effect or it it just alochol? Maybe whiskey can also protect you against some viruses, so stock it up if you like.

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