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The Night the City Screamed (1980)

A big-city blackout brings out looters, an ambitious politician, a police squad, and a young woman stranded after a party. An all-star cast.

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Harry Falk

Writer:

Larry Brody
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Georg Stanford Brown ... Charles Neville
Raymond Burr ... Mayor
David Cassidy ... David Greeley
Robert Culp ... Frank McGuire
Clifton Davis ... Arnold Clements
George DiCenzo ... Cliff Barrankos
Gary Frank ... Ron Farrell
Don Meredith ... Captain Donald Wiacek
Linda Purl ... Brenda Farrell
Shelley Smith ... Judy Agretti
Vic Tayback ... Morris Brustein
Dick Anthony Williams ... Jim Downs
Stuart K. Robinson Stuart K. Robinson ... Douglas King (as Stuart Robinson)
Grand L. Bush ... Herbert Lee (as Grand Bush)
Tom Rosqui Tom Rosqui ... Tom Burnham
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A big-city blackout brings out looters, an ambitious politician, a police squad, and a young woman stranded after a party. An all-star cast.

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Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackout See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Descent TV movie that moves
6 March 2019 | by steeleronaldrSee all my reviews

Not many TV movies can translate as well as this one. You get a great introduction to the characters and a welcome look at their life's and issues. The cast is almost a who's who of TV star's. Vic Tayback, David Cassidy, Don Merideth, Raymond Burr, Robert Culp and Linda Purl. Each giving their own character a different feel. Though I do say that it does get a bit campy still holds up. The base is almost out of the headlines about a whole city blackout and the event's that actually happen in real life like looting. I was a bit amazed how the movie held up and worked despite the number of star's in it. Another thing that amazed me was it wasn't predictable like most disaster movies are. Only real miscast was David Cassidy playing a police officer. His acting is at most subpar. Overall this is a interesting movie that plays well after 37 years after it's original broadcast. The production is a bit weak but most TV movies are. Still I enjoyed the movie for all it had to offer


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