Out of the Blue is a 1980 film featuring and directed by Dennis Hopper. The film was written and produced by Gary Jules Jouvenat. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. This was the first film Hopper directed since his ill-fated film The Last Movie in 1971, stepping in at the last minute to replace the original director (screenwriter Leonard Yakir).
Film Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum considers it one of the 15 best films of the 1980s.
It centers on Cebe, a rebellious young girl (Linda Manz) interested in Elvis Presley and punk rock music, her ex-convict, truck driver father Don Barnes (Dennis Hopper), and her high-strung mother Kathy (Sharon Farrell). The title is taken from the Neil Young song "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)".
The film was made in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and various icons of Vancouver in that era are featured in the film, as are also the Pointed Sticks, one of the leading bands of Vancouver's punk era.
The original version of "Out...