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Christopher M. Meunier meunier at hooked.net
Sun Feb 25 16:03:41 EST 1996

Randall Moore <randallt at flinet.com> wrote:

>I have just started reading the book HOT ZONE, Everyone at my work 
>insists that the movie OUTBREAK was made from that book. I don't think 
>that is correct, The book is factual the movie is fiction. I think it has 
>similarities but that is a given since they are both about a leathal 
>So will someone please set me straight with the facts

>Thank YOu

The book is very factual. The movie is Hollywood fictional. This means
that it does have very factual underlying truths. However, to make the
movie popular in the Box Office and sales, the screenwriters had to
change a few bits about it. They threw in the conspiracy theory.
That's always a favorites of the post-pot-smokers for making movies.
Blame it on the government. 

Back to your question, yes, it is a fictional movie.

Have a good day. =)


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