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506 Ratings


Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
United States, 1995
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller


A take-charge army virologist tries to stave off global biological meltdown, when a rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire takes 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.

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Outbreak Directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Awards & Festivals

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1995 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1995 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actor

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1996 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actor

Critics reviews

The 1990s had a house style, and “Outbreak” epitomizes it: mess. Like lots of hits from this era, it’s brazen, chaotic, noisy, ludicrous, confused, overlit, has J.T. Walsh going nuclear and is simultaneously underwritten and over-plotted.
March 30, 2020
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