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Release Date: 1985

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
An amnesiac (Keith Carradine) cannot remember killing a woman and children, but an ex-policeman (Richard Widmark) has no doubt that he did.

Cast: Richard Widmark, Keith Carradine, Michael Beck, Kathleen Quinlan, Gerald Hiken, Don Hood

Director: Douglas Hickox

Genres: Thriller

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  • This isn't a Ferrara classic like "King of New York," but even his less- memorable pictures carry an eccentric kick no other director could duplicate. show more

  • Abel Ferrara's gift for getting actors to dredge up the ugliest muck in their souls and bare it onscreen is used to strong effect in this psychological thriller. show more

  • Like most of Mr. Ferrara's films, The Blackout takes place in a trance state -- events are fuzzy, line readings even fuzzier. There are mysterious ellipses in the plotline and lots of droning electric guitar work on the soundtrack. show more

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