“After her scene-stealing debut in Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, Hollywood didn’t really know what to do with Manz. Dennis Hopper, whom fate allowed to move from mere hired actor to director and uncredited writer on Out of the Blue, did. He launched this uniquely brilliant performer like a torpedo into a tinderbox of a story that exposes rifts in the ideal of the nuclear family; the precariousness of blue-collar life in North America; and the trauma that ripples out from alcoholism, drug addiction and abuse” – Betsy Sherman, The Arts Fuse

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