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The Blackout (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1 September 2013 (USA)
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Some people drink to forget. Rock stars drink to remember.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Graziadei ... Chas Knopfler
Scott Rosa ... Eddie Mesmer
Flood Reed ... Toss Dunbar
John Joyce John Joyce ... Gunther Shea
Autumn Federici ... Jenny
Matt Hish Matt Hish ... Spencer Bayne
David Barry Gray ... Reuben Adler
Shanelle Gray ... Layla (as Shanelle Workman)
Shane Lynch ... Beth
Jerrell Lee ... Filipino James
Tom Gatto ... Officer Collins
Jared Bonner ... Officer Kazansky
Kenneth-Michael Glass ... Chuck
Casey O'Keefe ... Spencer's Fiance
Apphia Castillo Apphia Castillo ... Chrissy
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Storyline

A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, awakens to find his drummer, Toss Dunbar, hanging from a tree like a scarecrow, and the house completely destroyed. Eddie and Toss quickly realize that A: they can't remember anything and B: there's a dead guy in the pool. Now, they have to figure out what happened the night before or their Rock and Roll dream is over. Their only hope is State Dependent Learning, which is the scientifically proven fact that information learned while under the influence of a given "substance", can only be recalled and used to solve a task when you are in the same state. Or in Layman's terms... They have to drink to remember. The prior night's debauchery comes back to them as they get Halfway to a Blackout against insurmountable odds. Will Bad Math realize they're ... Written by Keith Brown

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It was the best night of their lives, if they could only remember.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Gunther Shea: David Bowie!
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Diggin' A Ditch
Music and Lyrics by Jared Mullins
Performed by Heavy Glow
Courtesy of Purge Records LLC
Under license from Trailing St. Judas Music (BMI)
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The Blackout is worth the watch
28 September 2013 | by gray-1218See all my reviews

This movie provides a peak at some major up & coming talent. I found the dialogue and humor to be impressive considering the budget involved. I would recommend giving it a view and watch some of these names show up more often in various roles because I saw a lot of range. I felt at first that I was to watch a horrific reboot of The Hangover, but it was instead surprisingly unique and refreshingly comedic from the typical type of comedy we've been force fed for years. Once you allow the characters to settle in, the movie takes off and your treated to impressive writing and witty humor. I thoroughly enjoyed and it reminded me where great talent starts.


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