GenreDrama ProducerEdward R. Pressman LanguageEnglish
WriterAbel Ferrara, Marla Hanson, Christ Zois Release dateJune 11, 1997 (1997-06-11) CastMatthew Modine (Matty), Claudia Schiffer (Susan), Dennis Hopper (Mickey), Béatrice Dalle (Annie) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, John Wick, Furious 7, Taken 3, Blackhat
Actor Matty (Matthew Modine), who is struggling with substance abuse, retreats to Miami. Hoping to straighten himself out, Matty proposes to his girlfriend, Annie (Beatrice Dalle), who reveals that she aborted their child without his knowledge. Shaken, Matty spends a decadent night with his artist friend, Mickey (Dennis Hopper), and returns to New York City with no memory of what happened. He begins attending Alcoholics Anonymous, but hes troubled by what he might have done while blacked out.
The Blackout is a 1997 American drama film directed by Abel Ferrara. It was screened out of competition at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered.
Matty is an actor and popular film star who is tired of Hollywood life and moves to Miami, where he makes a marriage proposal to his French girlfriend Annie. She is not ready to marry him, and it is revealed that she had an abortion. Depressed because he lost his baby (though it was him who initially asked for abortion), Matty, together with his friend Micky, go out a wild night. At a nightclub, they meet a young waitress also named Annie and in the end of the night Matty passes out. A year and a half later, Matty lives in New York, leads a clean life visiting AA meetings and has a relationship with an attractive model named Susan. He is still obsessed with his former girlfriend Annie, and about the mysterious missing part of his night back in Miami. Matty travels back to Miami to look up some old friends as well as try to find Annie 2 (the waitress) who vanished without a trace. Matty eventually learns that some secrets from his past are best left unanswered.
Matthew Modine - Matty
Claudia Schiffer - Susan
Beatrice Dalle - Annie 1
Sarah Lassez - Annie 2
Dennis Hopper - Mickey Wayne
Steven Bauer - Mickeys Studio Actor
Laura Bailey - Mickeys Studio Actress
Nancy Ferrara - Mickeys Studio Actress
Andrew Fiscella - Mickeys Studio Actor (as Andy Fiscella)
Vincent Lamberti - Mickeys Studio Actor
Victoria Duffy - Script Girl
Nicholas De Cegli - Miami Drug Dealer
Daphne Duplaix - Fly Girl (Daphne)
Mercy Lopez - Fly Girl (Jasmine)
Lori Eastside - That Girl
Shareef Malnik - Gold Carder
Peter Cannold - Movie Investor
The film would serve as the final collaboration between film director Abel Ferrara and composer Joe Delia since the latter officially fired him during the making of his subsequent film, New Rose Hotel (1998).