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John Dunning (story)
Eddy Matalon (story)
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Release Date:
13 September 1978 (USA) See more »
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One City-Wide Blackout ... Deranged Killers on the Loose .. Twelve Hours of Sheer Terror! See more »
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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
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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
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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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