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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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Dennis Hopper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Manz ... Cebe
Dennis Hopper ... Don
Sharon Farrell ... Kathy
Don Gordon ... Charlie
Raymond Burr ... Dr. Brean
Eric Allen Eric Allen ... Paul
Fiona Brody Fiona Brody ... Carol
David L. Crowley ... Anderson (as David Crowley)
Joan Hoffman Joan Hoffman ... Jean
Carl Nelson Carl Nelson ... Cabby
Francis Ann Pettit Francis Ann Pettit ... Nancy
Glen Pfeifer Glen Pfeifer ... Glenn
David Ackridge David Ackridge ... Teacher
Jim Byrnes ... Party Singer (as Jim Byrne)
Glen Fyfe 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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Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Looking Back See more »

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Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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". 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.
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Referenced in Maicol (1988) See more »

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Blue Motel
by Powder Blues Band
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The Ultimate Film About the Punk Rock Era
25 February 2000 | by eibon09See all my reviews

Out of The Blue(1980) along with Easy Rider(1969), and Colors(1987) are Dennis Hopper's best movies as a director. One of the best parts of the film is Linda Manz as CeBe who gives a performance that compares greatly with the most famous rebel of all, James Dean. In one way CeBe could be seen as a relative of Jim Stark from Rebel Without A Cause(1955). Out of The Blue begins where Easy Rider ends as it continues the search for an idealize place. It was a terrific film about the Punk Rock generation as Easy Rider was an interesting movie about the hippie generation.

Out of The Blue is comparable to the 1965 Yukio Mishima novel, The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea. They are both about teens who are angered and disillusioned with the adult world. The two teens both idealize and admire the main male adult of the story. Third, CeBe and Noboru both feel betrayed by their heroes(CeBe's Dad, and the sailer) for not being the person they were expected to be. The ending of this film is one of the most bleakest and nihilistic finalles that I've ever seen.


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