Outbreak script
Outbreak (1995)
Synopsis: A dangerous airborne virus threatens civilization in this tense thriller. After an African monkey carrying a lethal virus is smuggled into the U.S., an outbreak occurs in a California town. To control the spread of the disease, a team of doctors is brought in that includes a contagious disease expert (Dustin Hoffman) and his ex-wife (Rene Russo). Once the Army intervenes to handle the situation, though, the doctors must fight against the clock to save the town and its residents.

McCLINTOCK

It's viral. There's no way to

stop it. It could spread all

over the world.

We can't see the Captain's face, but feel his remorse.

So can McClintock:

McCLINTOCK

If you'll excuse my bluntness,

sir, you can't go halfway on this

one.

CAPTAIN:

Don't ever -- ever -- tell me

what I have to do.

CUT TO:

4.

TSHOMBE CAMPSITE - DUSK

Dr. Raswani gives a shot to the American Mercenary, who

looks terminal.

DR. RASWANI

This will help the pain.

The Male Nurse rushes up.

MALE NURSE:

They're coming.

AMERICAN MERCENARY

I knew... they'd come back... I

knew. Help me up. Help me -CUT

TO:

RASWANI:

ThE Male Nurse, and dozens of soldiers rush across the

forest to the makeshift runway beside the camp. In the

distance a camouflaged DC-3 is rapidly approaching.

INT. DC-3

The PILOT, no more than 21, sees the soldiers celebrating

their arrival down on the runway. His hand is on the

green bomb release lever.

PILOT:

I can't.

McClintock is in the copilot's seat.

McCLINTOCK

It's either them or us.

He puts his hand on the green release lever. Hesitates.

PILOT:

You can't either.

ON GROUND:

Dr. Raswani and the soldiers stare at the plane, coming

in too high for a landing.

INSIDE PLANE:

McClintock squeezes the green lever.

(CONTINUED)

5.

CONTINUED:

The bomb cannisters under the wing open up, releasing a

thick cloud of yellow cyanide gas.

ON GROUND:

Screams of agony rip out as Raswani and the soldiers

convulse and die.

The plane shoots over the treetops, spraying the ground

below like a crop duster.

Then the plane arcs and approaches again.

OVER RUNWAY:

littered with the dead, the plane releases a waxy grey

cloud. One second. Two seconds. An eerie stillness.

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Laurence Dworet

Laurence Dworet, M.D. is an American screenwriter. In 1990, he and his writing partner Robert Roy Pool sold their spec screenplay The Ultimatum for $500,000 against $1,000,000 if a film was made. more…

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