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Fatal Error (1999)

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 »


Armand Mastroianni


Rockne S. O'Bannon (teleplay), Ben Mezrich (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Nick Baldwin (as Antonio Sabàto Jr.)
Janine Turner ... Dr. Samantha Carter
Robert Wagner ... Albert Teal
Jason Schombing ... Charlie
Malcolm Stewart ... Jack Doulan
David Lewis ... Ned Henderson
Brian Linds Brian Linds ... Rusty
Peter Bryant ... Kemper
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen ... Pierce
Michael Puttonen ... Tarrance
Chris Nelson Norris ... Kobritz (as Chris Nelson Morris)
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Teal's Assistant (as Catherine Lough)
Ken Camroux-Taylor Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Brodney (as Ken Camroux)
Michael St. John Smith ... Dr. Stein
Don Thompson ... Mr. Saunders


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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28 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


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


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 »


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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I have started to enjoy these TV movies lately.
4 June 2002 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

I have seen a lot of TV movies lately,only because they happen to go on TV on days like Monday when there is nothing else to do. I dont say that the are really good,but I found some of them entertaining.Even all of them has a low budget they still manage to have a decent story.This one is an ok thriller with a very X-files feel to it.I wasn't bored while watching the movie so therefore I have to say that it was average.

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