Black Death (1992)
"Quiet Killer" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  24 March 1992 (USA)
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On her way home in a plane to New York, the teenage Sarah gets very ill. She realizes too late that it's more than a cold and with her parents still on vacation, she breaks down in the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Nora Hart
Al Waxman ...
Mayor Andy Carmichael
Dr. Jake Prescott
Dr. Lionel Katz
Nyles Chapman
Dr. Vincent Califano
Calvin Phillips
Sara Dobbs
Adelaido (as Luis Guzman)
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Philip Akin ...
Dr. Henshaw


On her way home in a plane to New York, the teenage Sarah gets very ill. She realizes too late that it's more than a cold and with her parents still on vacation, she breaks down in the middle of the street and dies shortly after in a hospital -- by the plague, as the terrified coroners find out. While trying to keep this from the public to avoid a panic, epidemic commissioner Dr. Nora Hart has to investigate Sarah's identity and find everyone who had contact with her. If she misses a single person, the plague could kill half the city in a few days! Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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The people of New York City face certain death. Dr. Nora Hart has five days to save them.


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24 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Panic in the City  »

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Ths film was set to premiere in January 1992 but was postponed due to the State of the Union Address. See more »

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The epidemiologist as heroine
9 July 2003 | by (Tallahassee, Florida) – See all my reviews

As an epidemiologist, I say any movie that features an epidemiologist as heroine can't be all bad!

Actually, the disease scenario -- pneumonic plague spread person-to-person in a crowded city after introduction by a traveler just back from California, where she came into contact with a plague-infected ground squirrel -- is not implausible. Indeed this is the kind of scenario that bioterrorism planning is designed to detect, respond to and control. The best scene in the movie is the one in which the mayor's assistant -- this is 1991, mind you -- confidently looks in the city's emergency plan for the section on how to deal with epidemics and finds -- nothing. I like the way the movie shows the public health workers as dedicated, taking personal risks (as so many health care workers did to care for people with SARS), and ethical. What is particularly unrealistic is the way the public health workers can just walk into a hospital and start managing patients.

Also, this is the most wooden performance ever by Jerry Orbach in a minor role.

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