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Release Date:
13 September 1978 (USA) See more »
One City-Wide Blackout ... Deranged Killers on the Loose .. Twelve Hours of Sheer Terror! See more »
A black comedy of violent criminals who terrorize apartment dwellers during New York's 1977 power blackout. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Eddy Matalon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Dunning  story
Eddy Matalon  story
John C.W. Saxton  writer

Produced by
Nicole M. Boisvert .... producer
Don Carmody .... executive producer
John Dunning .... producer
André Link .... executive producer
Eddy Matalon .... producer
Ivan Reitman .... executive producer
John Vidette .... executive producer
Original Music by
Didier Vasseur 
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Tarbès 
Film Editing by
Debra Karen 
Production Design by
Jocelyn Joly 
Costume Design by
Blanche-Danielle Boileau 
Makeup Department
Suzanne Rioux .... makeup artist
Production Management
Stewart Harding .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro Gandol .... third assistant director
Al Simmons .... assistant director
Art Department
Andre Brochu .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Henri Blondeau .... sound
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Joe Elsener .... special effects
Other crew
Thérèse Bérubé .... script supervisor

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (1985) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 (1986) (video rating) | Norway:18 (1982) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Continuity: 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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
New York enshrouded by darkness., 21 July 2010
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

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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