Top 3 Outbreak Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Outbreak facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Outbreak film message.

It may be puzzling why a South American Capuchin is used to portray the monkey that escapes from Zaire, a Central African nation, but in actuality it is the same monkey used on Friends in 1994. At the time of filming, both Outbreak and Friends were owned by Warner Bros.
It may be puzzling why a South American Capuchin is used to portray the monkey that escapes from Zaire, a Central African nation, but in actuality it is the same monkey used on Friends in 1994. At the time of filming, both Outbreak and Friends were owned by Warner Bros.
The dialogue sounds like it would in the characters' headsets whenever they are wearing them.
The dialogue sounds like it would in the characters' headsets whenever they are wearing them.

Outbreak Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Lt. Colonel Briggs spends much of the movie getting ordered to arrest various people. His surname is a play on the word "brig", which can mean a military prison.

Outbreak poster
Outbreak poster

Outbreak Plot

Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Outbreak. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Wolfgang Petersen
Stars Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey
IMDB score 6.6