• Director: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Writer: Laurence Dworet,Robert Roy Pool
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, Korean, French
  • Release date: March 10, 1995
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Bùng Nổ
  • "Outbreak" also known as "Extreme Panic" is a feature film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman  . It was released in the United States on March 10, 1995 .
    The film tells the story of American virus experts being ordered to investigate the mysterious and deadly bacteria in the Motaba River Valley in Zaire, Africa, and to prevent the spread of the virus   .


    • Release date March 10, 1995
    • Filming locations Ferndale, California, USA
    • Production companies Warner Bros., Arnold Kopelson Productions, Punch Productions

    Box office


    $50,000,000 (estimated)

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    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Gayle 2022-04-19 09:01:43

      Business Template for an Infectious Disease Disaster Film

      This year is 2022. The new crown that is sweeping the world is still in waves of infection. The letters in the name of the mutated virus are running out. There are two cases.

      This 1990s movie was also infected with a similar virus. It originated in Africa in the 1960s. After the US military discovered it, it was sealed as a possible biochemical weapon, and they had an antidote for this virus.

      The history is strikingly similar....

    • By Talia 2022-04-19 09:01:43

      Personal strategic stockpiles in the face of H1N1 virus

      After watching this movie, combined with the H1N1 virus, I can't help but take action~

      ------------------------------ ----------Current situation of H1N1 virus ----------------------------------- -----

      At present, it seems that the Influenza A (H1N1) has not caused panic to the public. Everyone just regards it as just a flu virus. In the face of the number of new cases that are beating on the TV news broadcast network every day People seemed unusually composed. There are...

    • By Braden 2022-04-19 09:01:43

      terror zone

      It's a typical American movie, not very good, not bad, a commercial movie.
          The army did not hesitate to sacrifice a team for biological and chemical weapons, and also did not hesitate to conceal the epidemic for biological and chemical weapons, but why did they destroy the source of transmission in the end? Isn't the new virus a better biological and chemical weapon, and now that the antibody has been discovered, how much trouble will it save? .
          In the end, the fight between...

    • By Bret 2022-04-19 09:01:43

      natural disaster or man-made disaster

      It can be said that the film is still worth recommending, it has the heroism of American movies from beginning to end, and also has thought-provoking humanitarian issues. 1/3 into the film, the characters in the film are at odds over how to handle the spread of the virus. The male protagonist Sam believes that as a doctor, he should find a way to completely solve the root cause of the virus, and should be responsible for human life; while the military believes that it should directly blow up...

    • By Fletcher 2022-04-19 09:01:43

      Viruses are the most feared creatures

      A virus, a microorganism mainly composed of proteins, is only a few nanometers in size, but it is enough to destroy a human being more than a billion times larger. It is very incredible and very frightening. Since the birth of mankind, the fight against viruses has never stopped. The Black Death and Spanish Influenza are all well-known viral infections. The film focuses on the theme of the virus, showing the destruction of the virus to human beings and their living homes, making us deeply...

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    • By Treva 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      The first horror movie in my life. When I was a child, I was too scared to sleep by myself for a long time....

    • By Nels 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      7.1 points. Overall, the first half is better than the second half. There were many such stereotyped individual heroic action movies in the 1990s and 1900s in the United States. After watching too many movies, you will naturally feel that the sameness is not fresh. Aside from the obsolete elements of the film, the completion of the film itself is still...

    • By Marco 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      Watching this movie at any time before 2020 will feel like a pastime. Even if the epidemic happened in 2003, you will think that the warning education of the movie is still a bit "Hollywood". Everyone will think: It is dramatic, but the reality is not at all. So terrible, everything has changed in 2020. This year, not only taught people how to coexist with nature, not to destroy the habitat of wild animals, not to smuggle and sell wild species across regions, but also taught people how to face...

    • By Devon 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      The 8-year-old me and Ma Ma watched it in the cinema together. I was puzzled by the plot for a long...

    • By Kasey 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      For the time period of 1995, it was an acceptable film. It was basically the same old style, personal heroism, adventure for love, etc. It is worth mentioning that Kevin Spacey in 1995 had two other works that were very good. Stick, The Seven Deadly Sins and The Usual...

    Movie plot

    In 1967, a strange disease was prevalent in the mercenary barracks in the Motaba River Valley, Zaire, Africa, and people continued to die. The US military doctor took the infected blood sample and left by helicopter. In the evening, a plane flew in and dropped a fuel-air bomb, and the entire barracks were destroyed in an instant. Only the frightened white-faced monkey was screaming in the nearby woods.
    The time is already in the 90s....
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    Evaluation action

    Although "Terror Zone" is a fictional story, the situation it reflects is not groundless. The film explores many issues from different angles, environmental protection, social morality, science and dictatorship, social life and military politics. The first half creates a suspenseful and thrilling atmosphere, but the second half falls into personal heroism. The movie’s ending is also a bit hasty.  (Comment by "Film Critics...)
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    Movie quotes

    • General Billy Ford: Oh my God, it's our African friend. It's come back!

    • General Billy Ford: Danny, this is General Ford. I remind you that you are interfering with Presidential authority. SANDMAN has a specific line to the target. If you are in his way he cannot complete his bombing run, and there will be hell to pay! Do you understand? Over.

      Sandman One Co-Pilot: Why'd he say that?

      Sandman One: Beats the hell outta me.

      General Donald McClintock: Billy! Are you dumb or somethin'? You just told him how to stop the -

      [stops as he realizes Gen. Ford knows exactly what he was doing]

    • Nurse Emma: They keep coming in. What's wrong with these people?

      Dr. Mascelli: I don't know, Emma. I don't know. Get me the county health department, now!