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Out of the Blue (1980)

R | | Drama | April 1982 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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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No Looking Back  »

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CAD 2,200,000 (estimated)
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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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What Have I Been Drinkin'
by The Powder Blues Band
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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!


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