SUNDAY MATINEE: 'Out of the Blue' (1980)

posted Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014

Welcome once again to the Sunday Matinee on, we've got a great treat for you all this fine afternoon, featuring one of America's greatest actors, Dennis Hopper in his brush with Punk culture in the seldom-seen Canadian film from 1980, Out of The Blue. The film centers around teen-aged Cebe, a girl with an obsession with Punk Rock and Elvis, who is the daughter of ex-con Hopper, and features live footage of Vancouver punk/powerpop legends The Pointed Sticks in their only major motion picture appearance.

The tag line "Her Dad's in prison, Her Mom's on drugs, and the only adult she admires in Johnny Rotten" is emblazoned the original poster, and this theme looms heavily throughout this Hopper-directed slice of life piece that sadly slipped through the cracks of his notable accomplishments. The original version of the film was BANNED in the UK as well, so sit back and pop this into full screen-mode and enjoy!