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Blackout (1988)

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A young girl returns to her hometown in search of her father, gradually her childhood memories returns; a childhood with incest and violence.


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Caroline Boyle
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Luke Erikson
Angela Carpenter
Eleanor Carpenter
Richard Boyle
Barbara Stamm ...
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Caroline Boyle returns to her childhood home in Northern California, drawn there by a cryptic letter from her father, who abandoned her and her mother when she was a child. Caroline's frosty mother is less than cordial at her daughter's arrival but her step-father welcomes her kindly. Written by alfiehitchie

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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Esther Boyle: If you want, I'll give you the name of a good gynecologist in Oxnard.
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Estranged daughter is lured home by a cryptic letter apparently written by her long-missing father.
22 September 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

This direct-to-video thriller is not the most exciting, nor the most interesting suspense flick you"ll ever see, but it has some redeeming qualities. Director Doug Adams does what he can to spice up Joseph Stefano's(PSYCHO) tiresome script, and the film is well photographed(by Arledge Amenaki). Carol Lynley and Gail O' Grady handle the leading roles well, though the supporting cast appears to be in a somnambulistic state. I wouldn't call it the best evening's entertainment I've ever had, but as far as amateurish trash goes, you could do much worse.

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