‘Outbreak’ relevant to our time


By Cynthia Reves

Mark Ontolan, reporter

One of my favorite old movies is “Outbreak.” This movie is about a dangerous airborne virus called “motaba” that came from an African monkey that was smuggled into the U.S. The virus hits a California town and almost wipes out all of civilization. A team of doctors are working hard to stop the virus from spreading.

One doctor, played by Dustin Hoffman, figured out that the military had been hiding the cure for 25 years. His friend, played by Morgan Freeman, is a general who knew about the coverup the whole time and almost didn’t do anything to help people survive the virus.

Eventually, Hoffman’s character and another doctor fly a helicopter to stop a plane from dropping a bomb on the small California town in an attempt to halt the spread of  the virus. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the ex-wife, played by Rene Russo, of Hoffman’s character was in the town administering a possible cure.

This movie has a lot of action that is interesting for me, and this last scene of two doctors stopping the military plane from dropping the bomb is my favorite. The actors did an excellent job on acting and there is a lot of amazing action. The ending was nice as well as the actors.

Changes in structure and information were made on 5/28/2020.