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Fatal Error (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  28 March 1999 (USA)
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The seven American lawyers hired by Australian media magnate Jack Doulan, whose company rivals Albert Teal's Digicron for preponderance on the world market of telecommunications, are ... See full summary »

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Nick Baldwin (as Antonio Sabàto Jr.)
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Albert Teal
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Charlie
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Jack Doulan
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Ned Henderson
Brian Linds ...
Rusty
Peter Bryant ...
Kemper
Brian Jensen ...
Pierce
Michael Puttonen ...
Tarrance
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Kobritz (as Chris Nelson Morris)
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Teal's Assistant (as Catherine Lough)
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Brodney
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Dr. Stein
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Mr. Saunders
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The seven American lawyers hired by Australian media magnate Jack Doulan, whose company rivals Albert Teal's Digicron for preponderance on the world market of telecommunications, are suddenly struck during a video conference in Seattle by an incredibly fast-working virus which wipes out everyone on their floor. Dr. Nick Baldwin, a brilliant virologist who works as an 'insubordinate' ambulance technician after being fired for failing to observe procedure, is first on the site and points out to US Army disease specialist Dr. Samantha Carter, who told him there were deaths in several other cases but never a trace of the virus, his ambulance has taken a survivor to his hospital; her therapeutic incompetence gets the patient killed, him assigned as temporary consultant to her army research unit- even there computer model operator Darren is killed by the virus, which also strikes at other sites in and around Seattle, notably at places where Digicron's 500 TV channels setup box is being ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

Ben Mezrich got the idea for the book it's based on from a bad episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986). See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, when the EMTs are driving the man to the hospital, the number of the ambulance is 4. Minutes later, at the hospital, the number is 012. Not much later, when one EMT says they should get some breakfast, the ambulance number is 4 again. See more »

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Albert Teal: You're saying that a computer virus is infecting people. That may be medically possible, but my software? Impossible.
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Routinely bad
29 March 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this TV movie. You have to set the bar lower than you would for midget limbo for any TBS movie starring Antonio Sabato Jr. Still, it managed to disappoint, failing even to be a good-bad film.

Every scene was by rote, as if someone had cut and pasted scenes from a dozen movies and tv shows dealing with big business conspiracies into the script, leaned back and said, "My work is done". It's all cliche, all predictable, and, even worse, the actors are forced to look like they're taking it seriously, (even when the plot developments are laughable).

Do yourself a favor. Watch "The X-Files" if you're in the mood for paranoia. They handle it better. Also, let anyone know that sitting through "Fatal Error" is just that.


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