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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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Matt Hish

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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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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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

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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Gunther Shea: David Bowie!
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Entertaining, leaves you promising never to go to L.A.
8 September 2013 | by paula-ashton-328-733172See all my reviews

If you ever wondered what L.A. parties with rockstars and aspiring rockstars are like this movie answers all your burning questions.

1. Soooo much vomit, really, lots of different types, textures and from different positions. But only the guys seemed to do it, apparently girls can hold our booze and drugs better.

2. Hipbones - at least these made up for all the times I had to watch a guy puking.

3. Douchey-ness is not limited to Bros. L.A. scenesters can be douches too, at least they are more entertaining to look at.

4. Why does the cover art have 3 girls in bikinis and who are they? Much better to have put the bandmembers in the art. Or at least just the hipbones with no faces.

On a serious note - it's a decent low budget flick. The writing is consistent, the dialogue believable as are the characters. There were some actual funny antics to laugh at. I have paid to see much worse in movie theaters.


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