MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,190 this week

Out of the Blue (1980)

 -  Drama  -  April 1982 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,331 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 23 critic

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict biker and whose mother is a junkie has a difficult time coping with her parents' problems.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 08 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Out of the Blue" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Out of the Blue (1980)

Out of the Blue (1980) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Out of the Blue.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chasers (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A hapless Navy grunt is assigned SP duty. The catch : he must escort a beautiful female prisoner on her way to prison for going UA. She in turn will try anything to escape.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Tom Berenger, Erika Eleniak, William McNamara
Out of the Blue I (2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police.

Director: Robert Sarkies
Stars: Karl Urban, Matthew Sunderland, Lois Lawn
The Hot Spot (1990)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly
Catchfire (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell
Colors (1988)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso
Easy Rider (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Michael J. Pollard, Eugene Lipinski
Cockfighter (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Southern action drama film about cockfighting.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton
Hail Mary (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste
Homeless (2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A homeless woman, improbably well-groomed and (as seen naked to the waist as she changes from one shabby sweater to another) well-toned, spends from dawn till night pushing her cart around ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper
Pashmy Dream (2008)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniele Savoca, Yuri Antonosante
Out of the Blue (TV Series 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A school reunion brings a group of thirty-somethings back home to the Australian beach-side town of Manly, where they become embroiled in a murder mystery after one of their own is killed at the party.

Stars: Renai Caruso, Sophie Katinis, Clayton Watson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Manz ...
...
Don
...
Kathy
...
Charlie
...
Dr. Brean
Eric Allen ...
Paul
Fiona Brody ...
Carol
David L. Crowley ...
Anderson (as David Crowley)
Joan Hoffman ...
Jean
Carl Nelson ...
Cabby
Francis Ann Pettit ...
Nancy
Glen Pfeifer ...
Glenn
David Ackridge ...
Teacher
Jim Byrnes ...
Party Singer (as Jim Byrne)
Glen Fyfe ...
Bouncer
Edit

Storyline

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict biker and whose mother is a junkie has a difficult time coping with her parents' problems.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She's 15. The only adult she admires is Johnny Rotten. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No Looking Back  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 2,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hopper considered this movie a follow-up to Easy Rider (1969) in that this is what would have "likely happened" to the Easy Rider characters ten years later. See more »

Quotes

Cebe: Subvert normality. Punk is not sexual, it's just aggression. Destroy. Kill All Hippies. I'm not talking at you, I'm talking to you. Anarchy. Disco sucks. I don't wanna hear about you, I wanna hear from you. This is Gorgeous. Does anybody outthere read me? Disco sucks, kill all hippies. Pretty vacant, eh? Subvert normality. Signing off. This is Gorgeous. Signing off.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Teddy Bear
Written by Kal Mann, Bernie Lowe
Performed by Elvis Presley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hopper's greatest achievement.
21 December 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Out Of The Blue' is one of the most haunting and disturbing movies ever made. Dennis Hopper has had mixed results as a director, but this is his masterpiece. While nowhere near as well known as the pop culture landmark 'Easy Rider', this is easily a much more important and accomplished work. Filmed in Canada during the period when Hopper was still persona non grata in Hollywood, he may have been out of control in FRONT of the screen (the movie features one of his legendary unhinged performances), but he certainly was fully in control BEHIND the scenes.

Hopper plays Don Barnes, a trucker released from prison who attempts to piece his life and family together while battling the bottle and the repercussions of a tragedy, which still festers like an open wound. His wife Kathy (Sharon Farrell - 'The Stunt Man') is scraping by as a waitress, and is shooting smack and fooling around with his former "best friend" Charlie (Don Gordon - 'The Mack'), a slimy piece of work. The Barnes teenage daughter Cebe (Linda Manz in an unforgettable and star-making role) is running wild, obsessed with Elvis, punk rock and CB radio. The Barnes are doomed. The viewer may not know exactly what is going to happen to this dysfunctional bunch, but it doesn't take Einstein to figure out it ain't gonna be pretty! However the ending is still unexpected and devastating. You'll never forget it.

A nihilistic movie, but a worthwhile one. Simply stunning.


37 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who does the Blue Motel song? thetotheads
Hmmm? sweet_iris
I really didn't care for this film. jdreck
believe the ending? HolidayHigh
Who was the punk band? gobzine
Village Voice interview with Linda Manz VillageVoiceNY
Discuss Out of the Blue (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?