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The Blackout (1997 film)

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Director  Abel Ferrara
Initial DVD release  June 19, 2001
Country  United States
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Producer  Edward R. Pressman
Language  English
The Blackout (1997 film) movie poster
Writer  Abel Ferrara, Marla Hanson, Christ Zois
Release date  June 11, 1997 (1997-06-11)
Cast  Matthew Modine (Matty), Claudia Schiffer (Susan), Dennis Hopper (Mickey), BĂ©atrice Dalle (Annie)
Similar movies  Mad 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.


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The Blackout is a 1997 American drama film directed by Abel Ferrara. It was screened out of competition at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Blackout Effect movie scenes For the climactic scenes of the 1998 movie incarnation of The X Files in which an alien spaceship bursts from beneath the Antarctic

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
  • Production

    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).


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