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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 »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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 »

Filming Locations:

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

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). 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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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Dennis Hopper Unstoppable
28 February 2004 | by gainsbarre13See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the negative reviews. This is definitely worth watching. Linda Manz is INCREDIBLE! Come on! She was in Gummo!!! (She was also in The Wanderers and played a similar tomboy-Jackie Earle in drag (sorta) character). She gets the job done and well is all I'm trying to say. But Dennis Hopper gives an amazing performance as usual in all his psycho glory and the dude who plays Charlie is slimy as hell (good thing){note: I didn't remember it was Don Gordon who also played a sleazy dude in The Mack}. Plus Neil Young songs. What else do you need? My videotape copy has the worst quality of a commercially released video that I've ever been witness to, but I see that the great folks at Anchor Bay have released this on DVD. I'll be buying it soon. You should too.


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