Out of the Blue captures the turbulence of youth culture of the early '80s by presenting a three-person nuclear family that is about to implode. In a prologue, Don Barnes (Dennis Hopper), a school bus driver, is drunkenly distracted one day behind the wheel, resulting in a horrible accident. He comes home from a stint in prison to find his wife, Kathy (Sharon Farrell), hooked on drugs and his now-teenaged daughter, Cindy (Linda Manz), sullen and remote. Don's old buddies are a fun-loving bunch who work only to afford to get high and party, and he seems to be falling back into his old ways instead of getting straight and pulling his family out of their funk. The story focuses on Cindy's alienation from both her parents and most of her classmates. She's influenced by the energy and anger of punk music and considers her parents pathetic relics of the '60s counterculture. Hopper reportedly took over direction of the film after co-producer/co-writer Leonard Yakir departed the production. It was Hopper's first job behind the camera since The Last Movie, his legendary flop follow-up to Easy Rider.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2003
UPC: 0090328900694
Original Release: 1981
Rating: R
Source: Vidtape
Region Code: 0

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selection; Region free

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Linda Manz Cindy Barnes
Sharon Farrell Kathy Barnes
Dennis Hopper Don Barnes
Raymond Burr Brean
Don Gordon Charlie
John Anderson Actor
Christy Lee Actor
Michelle Little Actor
Melanie Moore Actor
Carl Nelson Actor
Peter North Actor
Wayne Summers Actor
Howard Taylor Actor
Eric Allen Paul
David Crowley Anderson

Technical Credits
Dennis Hopper Director
Marc Champion Cinematographer
Doris Dyck Editor
David Hiscox Art Director
Gary Jules Jouvenat Producer,Screenwriter
Tom Lavin Score Composer
Paul Lewis Executive Producer
Brenda Nielson Screenwriter
Mark Peploe Screenwriter
Leonard Yakir Producer,Screenwriter
Neil Young Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Chapter 1 [15:04]
3. Chapter 2 [23:43]
4. Chapter 3 [20:57]
4. Chapter 4 [14:30]
6. Chapter 5 [11:42]

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