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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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A black comedy of violent criminals who terrorize apartment dwellers during New York's 1977 power 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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Pretty good Canadian actioner
29 May 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't be surprised Hollywood will one day borrow some idea off of this film. New York has a blackout and four nutty convicts (lead by activist Robert Carradine) goes to a High Rise apartment and haunt the tenant. Jim Mitchum plays a cop who is the only one that can stop them (sort of like Bruce Willis in DIE HARD). New World Picture edited a very important scene in the film, where they explained about the convict. Ray Milland is good also


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