Cuba Gooding, Jr., (left), Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman (right) in the 1995 film “Outbreak.” (Promo photo/Warner Bros.)
“Outbreak” prompted some media speculation about what would happen if a large-scale pandemic really occurred,
and just a few months after the film opened, there was an actual ebola outbreak in Zaire, the country depicted in the film!
See the official 1995 CDC report:
Ebola is far worse than the virus depicted in the original movie.