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Black River (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  6 July 2001 (USA)
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A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

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Boyd 'Bo' Aikens
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Laura Crosby
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Mandy Pruell
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Chief Salks
Bill Dow ...
Thomas Pinkwater
Scott Hylands ...
Richard Crunch
Dion Luther ...
Charts
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Mayor Tom Thompson
Patricia Drake ...
Nancy Larshak
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Frank Yarley
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Sculptor
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Elderly Woman
Frank C. Turner ...
Farmer
Susan Bain ...
Frannie Fineman
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A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

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Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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6 July 2001 (USA)  »

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Black River - A város fogva tart  »

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The company's owner explains their project is to create an artificial intelligence that can go anywhere in cyberspace and be able to see through any camera, hear and speak through any phone line, hack computers at will, and even control remotely accessed systems (like the SCV, or the orbital laser system that shot at Bo earlier). However, on more than one occasion, Pericles demonstrates powers that it is unlikely that a computer could have, most notably the ability to levitate a garden hose (a decidedly low-tech device). See more »

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The 'U Turn' Returns
17 November 2002 | by (Australia, Sunshine Coast) – See all my reviews

Yes I can be a bit snotty sometimes about movies, but this obvious mini movie (scenes fade black for the ads) made for enjoyable if semi-predictable viewing. Call me naive but this did last the distance interest wise for me. Maybe my 'Big Brother' dark side was calling? Comparisons to the more darkly humourous 'U-Turn' immediately rise, but what the hell, its' an engrossing subject trapped inside a crazy town... I hope I'm not the only one? Was it just me or everytime Jay Mohr, (seen him before on something?) actually had a good facial expression, they pull a wierd camera angle and lose it? Lisa Edelstien has an attractive allure and made her character the most believable in my opinion. Overall worthwhile, with time to kill afterwards... 6/10


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