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Blackout Effect (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 4 January 1998
There has been a mid-air collision involving a passenger jet and a cargo flight, killing everyone aboard the two planes. The NTSB investigator in charge, whose girlfriend died in the crash,... See full summary »

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John Dantley
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Henry Drake
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Frank Wyatt
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Karen
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Kim Garfield
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Tim Connors
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Lori
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William Kennedy
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Catherine Parmel
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Brian Mack
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Jim Travis
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There has been a mid-air collision involving a passenger jet and a cargo flight, killing everyone aboard the two planes. The NTSB investigator in charge, whose girlfriend died in the crash, is puzzled. On one side, the air traffic controller claims he lost radar contact with the cargo plane shortly before impact, when his screen "blacked out." On the other side, everyone else, including the controller's bosses and the media, put the blame on human error. The truth is soon to be uncovered, as the aging air traffic control facilities are on the verge of failing right in the middle of the busy Thanksgiving season. Written by Sergio Ortega

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The dialog between Drake and the crew of Global 1025 is not the same once it is played by the Cockpit Voice Recorder (the "black box"). For instance, Drake's line: "Global 1025, descend immediately!" is skipped in the CVR playback. See more »

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Good actors, but a little hard to understand if you don't know the business
29 October 1999 | by (WA) – See all my reviews

I like "Charlie" Martin Smith and he hadn't been in much when this movie aired, so I was happy to watch, and even happier that this was a network TV movie, but not one about love interests, and affairs and sexual passions and all of that other junk that most fills most other network TV movies. Instead, "Blackout Effect" is a pretty interesting story about an air traffic controller(Mr. Smith) basically getting his life ruined because people blame him for causing a fatal plane crash. I don't know a thing about air traffic controllers, so I didn't exactly understand a lot of what was going on, but Smith does a nice job at his "troubled" character and co-star Eric Stoltz is very convincing as well. Add that with a smooth directing job from Jeff Bleckner(who's "Concealed Enemies" I quite wish I could have seen) and you get a film that's quite above average for the usual network-TV fair. An achievment.


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