• Publication date: August 6, 2012

The Trigger Effect

A young couple panic when a blackout prevents the doctor from phoning in a prescription for their ill son to the pharmacist. The father steals the medication and it all goes wrong from there.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1996

MBC 2:

August 16, 2012 02:30 (KSA) ~ August 16, 2012 01:30 (CLT)

When a young couple return from the movies (Elizabeth Shue and Kyle MacLachlan), they start to panic when they see that their son is running a fever and screaming with his babysitter. The blackout prevents the doctor from phoning in a prescription for their ill son to the pharmacist, which prompts the father steals the medication and it all goes wrong from there.

The father and his friend decide to buy a gun when the blackout continues and when an intruder breaks into the family's house a neighbor ends up shooting him. The neighbors try to cover up the fact that the dead intruder did not have a gun.

What will the family finally go through before order and balance and peace is restored to their lives once more?

Starring :

  • Elizabeth Shue
  • Kyle MacLachlan
  • Dermot Mulroney

Directed by : David Koepp

Rating : R for violence and language.