History Film / Outbreak

15th Aug '17 9:56:52 PM MrKosta
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** Jimbo's girlfriend also counts. She sees her boyfriend clearly showing symptoms of a serious disease, and she STILL kisses him in the mouth.
27th Jun '17 9:37:41 AM CosmicFerret
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'''''Outbreak''''' is a 1995 suspense {{film}} directed by Creator/WolfgangPetersen and starring Creator/DustinHoffman, Rene Russo, and Creator/MorganFreeman (among many others: Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/KevinSpacey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Patrick Dempsey, etc.), depicting a what-if scenario surrounding a deadly fictional African virus called Motaba, inspired by real-life Ebola outbreaks, and speculating on the measures taken by the military and the Center for Disease Control if such an outbreak occurred in the United States.

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'''''Outbreak''''' is a 1995 suspense {{film}} directed by Creator/WolfgangPetersen and starring Creator/DustinHoffman, Rene Russo, Creator/ReneRusso, and Creator/MorganFreeman (among many others: Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/KevinSpacey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Patrick Dempsey, etc.), depicting a what-if scenario surrounding a deadly fictional African virus called Motaba, inspired by real-life Ebola outbreaks, and speculating on the measures taken by the military and the Center for Disease Control if such an outbreak occurred in the United States.
9th May '17 8:03:10 AM DaFlabbagasta
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/outbreakmonkey_3523.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:This animal carries a deadly virus, and the greatest medical crisis in history is about to begin.]]

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/outbreakmonkey_3523.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:This animal carries a deadly virus, and the greatest medical crisis in history is about to begin.]]
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3rd May '17 4:19:14 PM Scoutstr295
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* GeneralRipper: [=McClintock=], whose go-to option for disease control can be summed up as "KillItWithFire". [[spoiler:This is because he wants Motaba as a biological weapon, which won't work if it can be cured by anyone else. It says a lot that he's the ''only'' man in the film that sees the horrors Motaba can do and ''doesn't'' looks disturbed (he doesn't even tries).]]

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* GeneralRipper: [=McClintock=], whose go-to option for disease control can be summed up as "KillItWithFire". [[spoiler:This is because he wants Motaba as a biological weapon, which won't work if it can be cured by anyone else. It says a lot that he's the ''only'' man in the film that sees the horrors Motaba can do and ''doesn't'' looks look disturbed (he doesn't even tries).try).]]
20th Mar '17 2:11:36 AM marcoasalazarm
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* BiologicalWeaponsSolveEverything: General [=McClintock=] believes that weaponized Motaba will solve enough problems in wartime to merit killing off an entire American town and keeping it a secret.



* GeneralRipper: [=McClintock=], whose go-to option for disease control can be summed up as "KillItWithFire". [[spoiler:This is because he wants Motaba as a biological weapon, which won't work if it can be cured by anyone else.]]

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* GeneralRipper: [=McClintock=], whose go-to option for disease control can be summed up as "KillItWithFire". [[spoiler:This is because he wants Motaba as a biological weapon, which won't work if it can be cured by anyone else. It says a lot that he's the ''only'' man in the film that sees the horrors Motaba can do and ''doesn't'' looks disturbed (he doesn't even tries).]]
20th Mar '17 2:02:16 AM marcoasalazarm
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** [[DefiedTrope Defying this trope]] is the crux of the speech given by the White House Chief Of Staff, who asks everybody in the room to make ''damn sure'' that is necessary to wipe out Cedar Creek, ''damn sure'' that the American people understand there was no other choice, and damn sure that nobody gets the funny idea of lying about which decision they took after the fact.

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** [[DefiedTrope Defying this trope]] is the crux of the speech given by the White House Chief Of Staff, who asks everybody in the room to make ''damn sure'' that is necessary to wipe out Cedar Creek, ''damn sure'' that the American people understand there was no other choice, and damn sure '''damn sure''' that nobody gets the funny idea of going to the press and lying about which decision they took after the fact.
17th Nov '16 2:10:59 PM Katsuhagi
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* BloodFromEveryOrifice: One of the more horrific effects of the virus.
5th Oct '16 5:34:39 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheDogBitesBack: From the moment General [=McClintock=] arrives in Cedar Creek, he treats Lt. Colonel Briggs like total crap. Just look at the [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/7/70/Out19112.jpg grin on Briggs' face]] when [[spoiler: he gets to put [=McClintock=] under arrest at the end]]. The General is GenreSavvy enough to {{lampshade}} how pleased the Colonel must feel about this.

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* TheDogBitesBack: From the moment General [=McClintock=] arrives in Cedar Creek, he treats Lt. Colonel Briggs like total crap. Just look at the [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/7/70/Out19112.jpg grin on Briggs' face]] when [[spoiler: he gets to put [=McClintock=] under arrest at the end]]. The General is GenreSavvy enough to {{lampshade}} {{lampshade}}s how pleased the Colonel must feel about this.
20th Jun '16 7:07:11 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* CouldSayItBut / SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: General Ford tells Daniels and Salt exactly how to stop the bombing run at the end of the movie, under the guise of warning them of the dire consequences of doing so.
** [=McClintock=] immediately starts berating him for "slipping up" like that, then has a bit of a subdued OhCrap reaction when he realizes what he's up to.

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* CouldSayItBut / SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: CouldSayItBut: General Ford tells Daniels and Salt exactly how to stop the bombing run at the end of the movie, under the guise of warning them of the dire consequences of doing so.
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so. [=McClintock=] immediately starts berating him for "slipping up" like that, then has a bit of a subdued OhCrap reaction when he realizes what he's up to.



-->[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Those are the citizens of Cedar Creek, go ahead take a look at them]] - these are [[AMillionIsAStatistic not statistics]] ladies and gentlemen - they're flesh and blood! I want you to burn those images into your memories, [[WhatTheHellHero because they should haunt you until the day you die!]]

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-->[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech -->"[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Those are the citizens of Cedar Creek, go ahead take a look at them]] - these are [[AMillionIsAStatistic not statistics]] ladies and gentlemen - they're flesh and blood! I want you to burn those images into your memories, [[WhatTheHellHero because they should haunt you until the day you die!]]die!]]"



* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: [=McClintock=] shows off a projection of Motaba's spread over 48 hours, which consumes the entire country. In this case, it's probably a nonsense scare scenario (which sharp viewers might note is plotted from several cities that are not infected) designed to sell the committee on bombing the town.



--> '''Mrs. Pananides''': I have a friend in the Coast Guard I could call.
--> '''Daniels''': How close a friend?
--> '''Mrs. Pananides''': Closer than his wife would like...

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--> '''Mrs. Pananides''': I have a friend in the Coast Guard I could call.
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call.\\
'''Daniels''': How close a friend?
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friend?\\
'''Mrs. Pananides''': Closer than his wife would like...
19th Mar '16 7:42:43 PM LtFedora
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** Ford roundabout suggests it to Daniels and Salt so they can try to prevent Viper One from dropping its bomb.

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** Ford roundabout suggests it to Daniels and Salt so they can try to prevent Viper One Sandman from dropping its bomb.



** The Strings of Suspense play during Sam Daniels' impassioned plea to the pilots of Viper One not to drop the Fuel Air Bomb.
** There's a musical lilt that goes soft and gentle after Viper One releases its bomb over the water, indicating that Daniels' plea was successful and the pilots chose not to bomb the town despite orders.

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** The Strings of Suspense play during Sam Daniels' impassioned plea to the pilots of Viper One Sandman not to drop the Fuel Air Bomb.
** There's a musical lilt that goes soft and gentle after Viper One Sandman releases its bomb over the water, indicating that Daniels' plea was successful and the pilots chose not to bomb the town despite orders.



** Daniels to Ford, before Viper One is close enough to drop the bomb.

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** Daniels to Ford, before Viper One Sandman is close enough to drop the bomb.
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