MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,040 this week

Out of the Blue (1980)

R  |   |  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 1,508 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 24 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 08 Jan 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 07 Feb 2014
 
a list of 47 titles
created 26 Jun 2014
 
a list of 29 titles
created 6 months ago
 

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
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
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
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
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
White Star (1983)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A rock music reporter and his view of the angry excited punk generation.

Director: Roland Klick
Stars: Robert Bomilla, Berthold Breitenstein, Ute Cremer
Out of the Blue (Video 2002)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This documentary on The UFO Phenomenon aims to show that some UFOs may be extraterrestrial and that secrecy and ridicule are regularly employed to keep the truth about UFOs hidden.

Directors: Tim Coleman, James Fox, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Peter Coyote, Amir D. Aczel, Dwynne Arnesson
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
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary about actor/director Dennis Hopper, showing him at his home and studio putting together his film "The Last Movie."

Directors: L.M. Kit Carson, Lawrence Schiller
Stars: Dennis Hopper, L.M. Kit Carson, Lois Ursone
Homeless (2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 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 3.2/10 X  
Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniele Savoca, Yuri Antonosante
Bloodbath (1979)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Hopeless American expatriates inhabit a small Spanish village where residents are mysteriously dying after the arrival of a religious cult.

Director: Silvio Narizzano
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Carroll Baker, Richard Todd
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 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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

According to the 'Cinematic Trends' website, "some of [Linda] Manz's dialogue was sampled for [the track] "Kill All Hippies" on [English rock-band Primal Scream's] XTRMNTR album [2000]". 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 From Stereo to Video (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sorry Just Won't Do
Written by Tom Lavin
Sung by Jim Byrnes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely in my top ten
24 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

one of the best of the best- i think of the whole film, from performances to story as an absolute miracle- to capture this kind of vitality is one out of a million(s).. guess Linda Manz was just too real for Hollywood and the rest, but her work for me is to be treasured. this film reminds you just how little narrative art has evolved since, better, how it has dissolved. There is not a frame in there that is not driven by purpose, and at the same time particular- it matches the best of what punk rock was/is, and perhaps its response since, shows it to be just a bit more pure (no "filthy lucre" tours for this one). now available in the $1.99 cheap bin, right next to Altered States..get it now!


8 of 11 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:
?