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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
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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 »

Goofs

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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Laughably bad TV movie
21 May 2004 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I've come to enjoy some of these dreadful TV sci-fi movies. I'm not quite sure why, but stuff like this is entertaining. The plot is flimsy to say the least and includes several huge leaps of faith. Think DEEP SHOCK or FROZEN IMPACT.

The plot revolves around a mis-matched couple, the Mulder and Scully of this story, who're on the trail of a computer virus that can kill people as they watch the screen. This is off-the-box stuff, but there's no spoilers here because it doesn't actually do anything else.

Oh, and watch out for the laughably bad "server room", a room full of outdated junk in racks, with no other furniture than a water cooler. Yeah, right. Glorious!


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