Outbreak

Outbreak

Coils of terror twisting out of the heavens to lash earth, tornadoes hit the U.S. more than any other country. Always unrelenting, never have they struck with such frequency or ferocity as on April 3 and 4, 1974. In just under 18 hours, 148 tornadoes ravaged parts of the Midwest and South, killing 315 people across 13 states.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Wolfgang Petersen
Production: Warner Home Video
  5 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
65
Rotten Tomatoes:
59%
R (Restricted)
Year:
1995
127
Website
3,389 Views

White House Chief Of Staff:
[addresses Cabinet after General McClintock briefs them on Operation Clean Sweep] Now, as I understand it, you want to firebomb the town of Cedar Creek, California, population 2600, with something called a "fuel-air bomb", the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in our arsenal. [describes with hands] The way it works, it explodes, sucks in all available oxygen to the core, vaporizes everything within a mile of ground zero — men, women, children, and one airborne virus. Destruction complete, case closed, crisis over. [He pulls out a small booklet from his back pocket.] This... Constitution of the United States... [throws on table] I've read it cover to cover. I don't find anything in it about vaporizing 2600 American citizens, but it does say — several times — that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process. So, a couple of things before "Clean Sweep" is even considered: One, unanimous, unwavering support for the president on this one and I mean public, you're gonna stand there shoulder to shoulder with him - he goes down, you go down. And the second thing is, I want an army of experts citing hundreds of thousands of lab experiments, telling any idiot with a camera, that there was no other way! You got that? Hmm? No member of this government is gonna go sneaking off to the Washington Post telling how "they were the sole voice of opposition." If there is a voice of opposition out there, I want him in here now! [Throws a wad of photos on the table.] Those are the citizens of Cedar Creek. Go on, look at them - these are not statistics, ladies and gentlemen - they're flesh and blood, and I want you to burn those into your memories, because those images should haunt us 'til the day we die!


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