Thriller about four sadistic criminals who, after escaping during a transfer, take over a posh Manhattan apartment complex and start looting and terrorizing its occupants during New York City's famous 1977 blackout.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dan Evans
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Christie
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Annie Gallo
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Mrs. Grant
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Henri
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Richard Stafford
Don Granbery ...
Chico (as Don Granberry)
Terry Haig ...
Eddy
Victor B. Tyler ...
Marcus
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Camille Ange
Maurice Attias
David Bairstow
Thor Bishopric
David Bloom
Fred Doederlein ...
Mr. Grant
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Thriller about four sadistic criminals who, after escaping during a transfer, take over a posh Manhattan apartment complex and start looting and terrorizing its occupants during New York City's famous 1977 blackout.

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Psychopaths on the Loose ... In a City Without Lights ... No One is Safe! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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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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