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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 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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Esther Boyle: If you want, I'll give you the name of a good gynecologist in Oxnard.
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Worth a look for Gail
8 January 2009 | by (Cleburne, TX) – See all my reviews

A young woman (the luscious Gail O'Grady) returns home after receiving a cryptic letter from her estranged father. She's greeted by her hostile mother and oddball uncle, but her father is nowhere to be found. Despite the hostility directed towards her, she sticks around to unravel the mystery of where daddy disappeared to.

Mediocre DTV flick is very predictable. There is also more melodrama than anything. Still, there are a few effective scenes, as well as two or three bits of unintentional amusement. The "moment" between Gail and her potential boyfriend as they sit parked in a secluded spot is one such example. Really, Gail was the main draw. I love her!


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