In 1999, everyone was all turnt up about the possibility that all computers would crash when the clock tolled midnight on January 1, 2000. Despite a number of experts trying to downplay the drama of Y2K, it didn’t stop people from preparing for the end of time. One such example was a made-for-TV movie titled Y2K.
Two producers, David Israel and Patrick Caddell, pitched a fictional thriller movie to NBC. The network was sold, and they made a movie about an MIT computer specialist trying to save the global from certain destruction. Disasters featured in the movie include power failures, computers unlocking cell doors at a Texas prison, and Jay Leno remaining on TV.
Not surprisingly, the movie was critically panned; it was described as “indescribably silly.” Big companies, like Edison Electric and various national banks, tried to have the movie pulled before it aired.
If you have a morbid curiosity and want to see the movie trailer, here it is: