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Outbreak [Blu-ray] [Canadian]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In director Wolfgang Petersen's fast-paced, intelligently written thriller, Dustin Hoffman plays Col. Sam Daniels, an expert on infectious diseases who is called in to study the outbreak of a deadly illness in Zaire. He finds a virus that spreads so quickly it could wipe out an entire nation in just a few weeks, and he believes that it might have spread to the United States. With the help of his ex-wife (Rene Russo), who works at the Centers for Disease Control, Daniels tracks the virus to the quiet seaside town of Cedar Creek, California. His superiors' reticence to help begins to raise questions in Daniels's mind, and he must find a cure before a panicky U.S. army general decides to kill the town's populace in order to save the world. The all-star cast includes Hoffman, Russo, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, Morgan Freeman, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.
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  • Credits
    Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Russo brings considerable warmth to the picture and is convincingly professional....Spacey weighs in with some wry comic relief..."
    Variety

    "...[The] cinematography is sharp and nimble, giving OUTBREAK a crispness that suits its story..."
    New York Times

    "...A tense cautionary tale..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Sections of the movie are creepy and exciting....Hoffman is in good, tense form..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...OUTBREAK is a clever, daunting thriller....The roles are well written and acted..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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