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Blackout (1978)

Thriller about four sadistic criminals who, after escaping during a transfer, take over a posh Manhattan apartment complex and start looting and terrorizing its occupants during New York City's famous 1977 blackout.

Director:

Eddy Matalon

Writers:

John C.W. Saxton (script by), John Dunning (based on an idea of) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mitchum ... Dan Evans (as Jim Mitchum)
Robert Carradine ... Christie
Belinda Montgomery ... Annie Gallo
June Allyson ... Mrs. Grant
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Henri Lee
Ray Milland ... Richard Stafford
Don Granbery ... Chico (as Don Granberry)
Terry Haig Terry Haig ... Eddy
Victor B. Tyler Victor B. Tyler ... Marcus
Camille Ange Camille Ange
Maurice Attias Maurice Attias
David Bairstow David Bairstow
Thor Bishopric
David Bloom David Bloom
Fred Doederlein Fred Doederlein ... Mr. Grant
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Thriller about four sadistic criminals who, after escaping during a transfer, take over a posh Manhattan apartment complex and start looting and terrorizing its occupants during New York City's famous 1977 blackout.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Psychopaths on the Loose ... In a City Without Lights ... No One is Safe! See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New York Blackout See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD1,200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the end when Robert Carradine tries to escape from the underground garage in a car, we clearly see that the (stunt) driver is on the right side of the car in half of the shots, then when they show the closeup of Carradine again he's back on the left or driver's side. See more »

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Pretty good Canadian actioner
29 May 1999 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

I wouldn't be surprised Hollywood will one day borrow some idea off of this film. New York has a blackout and four nutty convicts (lead by activist Robert Carradine) goes to a High Rise apartment and haunt the tenant. Jim Mitchum plays a cop who is the only one that can stop them (sort of like Bruce Willis in DIE HARD). New World Picture edited a very important scene in the film, where they explained about the convict. Ray Milland is good also


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