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Out of the Blue (1980)

R  |   |  Drama  |  April 1982 (USA)
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.

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Linda Manz ...
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Don
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Kathy
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Charlie
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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
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.

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Her dad's in prison... Her mom's on drugs... The only adult she admires is Johnny Rotten. (DVD) See more »

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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.
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Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden
Performed by Elvis Presley
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a truly punk rock movie
7 November 2003 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Long before Larry Clark and his "Kids" came along Dennis Hopper (who made that other classic film about doomed youth - Easy rider) directed this brilliant and hard-edged drama about a rebellious young girl, CB whose father (played brilliantly by Hopper) comes out of prison after a horrific auto accident with a school bus. An angry film that perfectly captures the disillusionment of post-punk youth in modern America (even though the film was shot in Canada). CB's hopes for a normal family life are shattered though and it isn't long till things build to a shocking climax as a revelation about CB's father tears the whole family apart. A typically uncompromising film from rebel Hopper with excellent performances and gritty, realistic direction. This film is a must see for all fans of non-compromising realistic film. See it!


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