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Blackout Effect (1998)

blackout effect,eric stoltzBlackout Effect is a TV drama/thriller written by Matthew Bombeck and directed by Jeff Bleckner. The film was first broadcast on NBC in January 1998.

It was released on DVD under the title ‘747’ in Europe.


There has been a mid-air collision involving a passenger jet and a cargo flight, killing everyone aboard the two planes.

The NTSB investigator in charge, whose girlfriend died in the crash, is puzzled. On one side, the air traffic controller claims he lost radar contact with the cargo plane shortly before impact, when his screen “blacked out.” On the other side, everyone else, including the controller’s bosses and the media, put the blame on human error.

eric stoltz,blackout effect,747The truth is soon to be uncovered, as the aging air traffic control facilities are on the verge of failing right in the middle of the busy Thanksgiving season.


Eric Stoltz, Charles Martin Smith, Denis Arndt, Leslie Hope, Lorraine Toussaint, Andy Comeau, Tucker Smallwood, Jeff Williams, Michael Mantell

DVD ON AMAZON.CO.UK: 747 – ERIC STOLTZ (Region 1 encoding) , 747 (Region 2)

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