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Blackout (2007)

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

Director:

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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

パニック・エレベーター See more »

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$811,833
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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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Diversity in NYC
21 October 2008 | by craigwmcSee all my reviews

Initially I did not accept the comments on this movie, however, after reading I did. Possibly, in this neighborhood, it was difficult during this time. I felt the opposite. I thought this time showed an amazing sense of community - everyone came together. All the stores gave free water to people who were walking home as a result of no transportation, etc. Nonetheless, as mentioned, I understand it may not have been the same in all neighborhoods. This was a time that I saw NYC come together like no other less the events of September the eleventh. On another note - is what happened in this movie a true indication of what COULD happen if we lost power for an extended period of time (power which is an EXPECTED utility of Americans)? Yes.


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