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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.


Matt Hish


Keith Brown (story), Keith Brown | 1 more credit »





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
Lee Wesley ... Filipino James (as Jerrell Lee)
Tom Gatto ... Officer Collins
Jared Bonner ... Officer Kazansky
Kenneth-Michael Glass ... Chuck
Casey O'Keefe ... Spencer's Fiance
Apphia Castillo Apphia Castillo ... Chrissy


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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Gunther Shea: David Bowie!
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Million Dollar Superstar
Music and Lyrics by John Joyce
Performed by Juvie Tats
Under license from John Joyce
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30 October 2013 | by crazykbsSee all my reviews

The best way to describe this movie is Spinal Tap vomited the Hangover in Almost Famous' mouth in front of some Airheads. I love rock and roll movies and this one delivered in spades. I love this movie! I've seen it probably five times and I have laughed out loud every single time. The acting is solid all across the board with each actor bringing something different whether it was the drummer's hilarity, the singer's arrogance masking real emotion, or the bassists sage advice they were all so fun to watch. There was plenty of eye candy too, but I could have used more boobs, though what they do instead of showing sex is one of the funniest things! Next time you're in the mood to just have a drink or a smoke and watch a fun flick this is for you and your friends, and their friends! I have already made a lot of people laugh quoting this flick. College kids everywhere pre-gaming on the weekend while watching this. Seriously, if you like fun, boobs, and blacking out you will love this! My only real complaint is that I would have loved to see the band play. Check this out! Must see!

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1 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA


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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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