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)
Dr. Lipsky
Limo Driver
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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Pretty good for a TV movie
25 April 2003 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this flim. Kate Jackson was a bit wooden, but overall the acting was pretty good. The scenes early on when the young woman becomes ill, and eventually succumbs, were great. It is horrifying to think what would actually happen if a plague like this really struck a large city like New York. And SARS is nothing compared to what this sort of epidemic would be like. It seemed to be well researched, and the reactions of the poeple involved seemed realistic.

*** out of five

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