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Dennis Hopper considered this movie a follow-up to Easy Rider (1969) in that this is what would have "likely happened" to the Easy Rider (1969) characters ten years later with Out of the Blue (1980) actually being made and released about eleven years after Easy Rider (1969).
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The punk rock band that Cebe drums for in the movie are the Canadian punk rock legends The Pointed Sticks.
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According to film critic Roger Ebert, "when it premiered at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival, it caused a considerable sensation, and [Linda] Manz was mentioned as a front-runner for the best actress award. But back in North America, the film's Canadian backers had difficulties in making a distribution deal, and the film slipped through the cracks".
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Originally the film was titled "CeBe", but one day on the way to set, the Neil Young song "My My, Hey Hey" came on the radio, inspiring Dennis Hopper to change the title to "Out of the Blue".
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Dennis Hopper replaced Leonard Yakir mid-way into principal production.
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The owner of the diner in the film was also the set designer of the movie.
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The film was selected to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980.
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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]".
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The production shoot for this film in Vancouver ran for about five weeks.
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Five cameras were used for the school bus scene.
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First theatrical feature film directed by Dennis Hopper since 1971's The Last Movie (1971) a gap of around nine years.
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One of only seven cinema movies, it being the third, directed by Dennis Hopper.
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According to show-business trade-paper 'Variety', "[Dennis] Hopper reportedly took over direction after film started but worked with the writer[s] on changes to fit his own personal outlooks".
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Actor Glen Pfeifer, portrayed a character, Glenn, with a first name similar-sounding and virtually the same as his own.
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The only ever film where Dennis Hopper acted as a writer where he is uncredited as a writer.
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The nick-name of Cindy Barnes (Linda Manz) was "Cebe".
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First of two consecutive films with a reference to colour in the title for director Dennis Hopper who followed Out of the Blue (1980) with 1988's Colors (1988).
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