The Blackout (1997 film)

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The Blackout
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Directed by Abel Ferrara
Produced by Edward R. Pressman
Clayton Townsend
Written by Abel Ferrara
Marla Hanson
Christ Zois
Starring Matthew Modine
Cinematography Ken Kelsch
Edited by Jim Mol
Release date
  • June 11, 1997 (1997-06-11)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $110.000[1]

The Blackout is a 1997 American drama film directed by Abel Ferrara. It was screened out of competition at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


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.



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