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Blaze (2018)

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A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

Director:

Ethan Hawke
4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Dickey ... Blaze Foley
Alia Shawkat ... Sybil
Charlie Sexton ... Townes Van Zandt
Josh Hamilton ... Zee
Kris Kristofferson ... Edwin Fuller
Richard Linklater ... Oilman
Sam Rockwell ... Oilman
Steve Zahn ... Oilman
Gurf Morlix Gurf Morlix ... Self
Ethan Hawke ... Radio DJ
Alynda Segarra ... Marsha (as Alynda Lee Segarra)
Sybil Rosen Sybil Rosen ... Mrs. Rosen
Nancy Roppolo Nancy Roppolo ... Outhouse Waitress 1
David Hinson David Hinson ... Outhouse Cook
Aaron Augustus Aaron Augustus ... Bus Boy
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Inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze's past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze's profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey. Written by Michiel Hanswijk

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Taglines:

Based on a True Texas Love Story

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on Sybil Rosen's memoir Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley. See more »

Goofs

When the Van Zandt character describes various dice combinations, he calls two fives "Box Cars". In fact it's two sixes that go by that name. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Ethan Hawke/Daniel Sloss/Ninja Sex Party (2018) See more »

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Beautiful music!
9 September 2018 | by jenwaldSee all my reviews

I too had the pleasure of appreciating a Q&A with Ethan, Sybil and the actors playing Blaze and Townes. What a treat. Thank you Sybil for sharing your story and thank you Ethan for creating this sweet and sad small movie and introducing me to music and this story that I was unaware of. So glad to be introduced to Blaze's story and most imporrtantly his musci. Amazing that this was Ben's acting debut - he was great too!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,050, 19 August 2018

Gross USA:

$704,955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$704,955
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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