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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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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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CAD 2,200,000 (estimated)

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The punk rock band that Cebe drums for in the movie are the Canadian punk rock legends The Pointed Sticks. See more »


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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The current review should be removed
13 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

The anonymous reviewer should have their short minded opinion removed because it does not reflect the ratings of the film or the general response to the film over the years. Yes, it is shocking and does deal with the issue of incest, but that alone is not a valid reason to say it is a terrible film. I, along with many others feel that it is one of the most alarming heartfelt and believable portrayals of an incestuous family ever portrayed on film. Wonderfully acted and shot on a low budget it is a triumphant piece of work. Congratulations to Dennis Hopper and his producers for having the guts to produce this brilliant film. William Marsh

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