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The Blackout (1997)

 -  Drama  -  11 June 1997 (France)
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A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered.

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Matty
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Susan
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Annie 1
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Annie 2
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Mickey Wayne
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Mickey's Studio Actor
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Mickey's Studio Actress
Nancy Ferrara ...
Mickey's Studio Actress
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Mickey's Studio Actor (as Andy Fiscella)
Vincent Lamberti ...
Mickey's Studio Actor
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Script Girl
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Miami Drug Dealer
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Fly Girl (Daphne)
Mercy Lopez ...
Fly Girl (Jasmine)
Lori Eastside ...
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Storyline

Matty is a film star who is tired of Hollywood life and moves to Miami, where he makes a proposal to his girlfriend Annie. She is not ready to marry him, and it is revealed that she had an abortion. Depressed because he lost his baby (though it was him who initially asked for abortion), Matty, together with his friend Micky, go on a wild night, they meet a waitress also called Annie and in the end of the night Matty passes out. A year and a half later Matty lives in New York, leads a clean life visiting AA meetings and has a relationship with attractive blonde Susan. He is still obsessed with Annie and returns to Miami, where unexpected news about Annie 2 (the waitress) waits for him. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong pervasive drug use, language, sexual content and violence | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 25,539 (Germany) (6 February 1998)

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DEM 25,539 (Germany) (6 February 1998)
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When Matthew Modine first read the script, he told Abel Ferrara that he thought it was horrifying. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Wayne: It's not a question of "Did I"? It's "Do I remember"?
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Underrated!
18 March 2006 | by (Republic of Moldova/Spain) – See all my reviews

I really think that this film is underrated, since I enjoyed it quiet a lot.The unique Ferraras atmosphere is present in it, and i didn't find it any confusing. Grait acting especially from Denis Hopper is pleasant to watch, and a good soundtrack makes this film even better thrill.

I would advise it to people who like David Lynch, not for surrealism, which is not present here, but for the created mood and atmosphere. Not a regular Hollywood stuff. Althou the plot is quiet easy to follow,Ferarra's ability of doing things his way makes it a great experience for the audience...

Good film, but maybe not for everyone

my rating: 9/10


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