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Blackout (2007)

Chain of events that unfolds in a forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood during the blackout of 2003.

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Jerry LaMothe

Writer:

Jerry LaMothe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeffrey Wright ... Nelson
Zoe Saldana ... Claudine
Melvin Van Peebles ... George
Michael B. Jordan ... C.J.
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Mrs. Thompson (as LaTanya Richardson)
Saul Rubinek ... Sol
Sean Blakemore ... James
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Fatima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Turron Kofi Alleyne ... Khalil
Kisha Batista Kisha Batista ... Cam
Robert Brickle-Tate Robert Brickle-Tate ... Tyrone
Anthony Chisholm ... Toothless Tone
Lloyd DeLeon ... Uniform Cop
Jamie Hector ... Rasheed
Nehal Joshi Nehal Joshi ... Ali
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BLACKOUT takes you inside the personal journey of what went down and what it was really like in Brooklyn, NY on August 14. It examines the nature of man to take advantage of his own fellow man outside of normal conditions, in times of weakness and vulnerability Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The scene where CJ meets his fate wasn't intended to be a rain scene, as there was no rain during the actual blackout on August 14th 2003. Production halted several times, in hopes that it would stop. Everytime the rain stopped and the cameras started rolling, it would start to rain again. Finally, the director decided it was destined to be shot this way, thus adding a dramatic effect to the scene. See more »

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Good movie
8 February 2008 | by jellemeesSee all my reviews

Blackout is a movie about the blackout in New York that happened a couple of years ago. The movie provides a realistic image of what happened during the blackout and what could happen if you ever encounter a blackout in a similar neighborhood. The only reason why the viewer rating is not 8+ is because most people expect another violent gangster movie and it isn't. Watch this if you feel like watching New York reality-TV. The camera-views are good, the acting is very good and the sound is fine. The sound/music could use some tweaking here and there but it's not going to change the way you experience the movie.

Everyone should watch this movie. Even if the topic doesn't interest you, the movie will have an effect on you and how you will react if similar problems occur in your life.


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