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Blackout (1978)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  13 September 1978 (USA)
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A black comedy of violent criminals who terrorize apartment dwellers during New York's 1977 power blackout.

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Dan Evans
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Annie Gallo
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Mrs. Grant
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Henri
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Richard Stafford
Don Granberry ...
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Terry Haig ...
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Victor B. Tyler ...
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A black comedy of violent criminals who terrorize apartment dwellers during New York's 1977 power blackout.

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One City-Wide Blackout ... Deranged Killers on the Loose .. Twelve Hours of Sheer Terror! See more »

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13 September 1978 (USA)  »

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New York Blackout  »

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CAD 1,200,000 (estimated)
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In the end when Robert carradine tries to escape from the underground garage in a car, we clearly see that the (stunt) driver is on the right side of the car in half of the shots, then when they show the closeup of carradine again he's back on the left or driver's side. See more »

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New York enshrouded by darkness.
21 July 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

All the lights are gone in New York during a citywide power failure.Four dangerous criminals escape from the prison bus and hide in a posh apartment building owned by wealthy Ray Milland.The convicts begin to terrorize the residents and it's up to Jim Mitchum to stop the orgy of violence and abuse...I haven't seen Eddy Matalon's tedious "Cathy's Curse" yet,but "Blackout" is a pretty tense exploitation thriller.The action is exciting and the cast is impressive.The few scenes of violence are quite hard-hitting.If you are into 70's gritty and washed out excursions into urban paranoia give "Blackout" a chance.This obscure flick deserves to be seen.8 blackouts of 10.


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