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Out of the Black (2002)





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A family faces new crises while trying to resolve an old one in this drama. After the death of Cal Malby (Miles O'Keefe), a miner who died in an accident that eventually leveled the economy of a small Pennsylvania community, his sons Patrick (Jason Widener) and Cole (Tyler Christopher) have been trying to find out what caused the disaster while also caring for their mother Elizabeth (Sally Kirkland), who is now bedridden. As Patrick and Cole try to uncover the truth, they have to struggle to hold on to the family's home as Penny Hart (Dee Wallace Stone), a widow who owns the farm the family has long called home, attempts to sell the property out from under them.


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Kozak's first feature... thrives when its story stays intimate, but all too frequently falls victim to over-plotting and implausibility.

September 26, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Out of the Black


A heavy-handed family meller crossed with a two-bit Hardy Boys whodunit, Karl Kozak's "Out of the Black" is a hopelessly earnest after-school special of a movie that seems engineered for auds who lament that "they don't make 'em like they used to" -- that is, if they used to make 'em this hackneyed and clunky and embarrassingly poorly acted.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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