The Blackout

Synopsis: Matty is a film star who is tired of Hollywood life and moves to Miami, where he makes a proposal to his 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 on a wild night, they meet a waitress also called 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 attractive blonde Susan. He is still obsessed with Annie and returns to Miami, where unexpected news about Annie 2 (the waitress) waits for him.
Director(s): Abel Ferrara
Production: Trimark Pictures
  4 wins.
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98 min

How do you answer the question?

As you look at your life,

are you satisfied...

with what and

where you are in your life?

What do you want to be different?

I want to be free of my past.

I want to--

What comes to your mind?

What are your options?

That's the problem.

What do I do?

I can't get on with my life until

I can solve my past, then I can move on.

You have these nagging thoughts

that you did something terrible?

Has anybody ever

supported those thoughts?

-So this is all in your mind?

- Yes.

Matty, what's up?

What's up, you rat bastard?

Where you goin'?

Lend me some money, man!

How ya doin', man?

I know you got it. Not that!

Have a Kiss!

There he is, folks.

The six-million-dollar movie man. I read

it in Hollywood Reporter. It's true.

I'm bored, Annie.

Tell us a joke.

You understand

if I speak in French?

We understand.

- In French.

- In French, you understand?

- In French.

- In French, you understand?

Yes, in French.

Come on. I like that.

Come on. For real.

Miami Beach.

I hate this guy.

Welcome home, Matty.

Yeah, and just when you thought

it was safe to go into the water.

Hey, lover boy.

What about your friends?

Jesus Christ.

They act like

they haven't seen each other.

- I missed you.

- Yeah? I missed you too, baby.

- It's impossible.

- Why?

Why is it impossible

for me to miss you?

Because I heard

you've been a bad dude.

You heard I was a what?

A bad dude?

It's not funny.

I got mine.

We're going upstairs.

Be jealous, huh?

Hey, hey, hey.

Come on. Don't show off.

What are you guys

staring at, huh?

- We saw you in the magazine.

- You're everywhere.

- Check it out.

- You are everywhere.

- That's not me. That's my brother.

- Your face is in every magazine.

Who's that girl?

- That's you with long hair.

- That's my mother.

Madonna was here.

She was looking for you. I swear to God.

She's finished with the basketball

player. She said, ''That Matty--

He's got a big--'' You know.

- The biggest.

- I swear to God.

- She knows.

- She goes, ''Where's Matty?''

Right? Right?

She was here a little while ago.

Annie, tell him.

Annie was gonna kick her ass.

Yeah, Matty, yeah.

- Matty, what about your friends?

- You got shades on and everything.

- Hey.

- He hasn't got time to talk.

You're not a fag, okay.

Come on. Talk to us.

We're rollin', Matty.

Come on. Do your thing.

- Come on, Romeo.

- Gonna be around more than a day?

I got you something.

Thank you.

Come on. Show us somethin'.

Now that's a kiss.

That's a real kiss. Yeah.

Watch and learn.

Hey. Leave her alone.

Like this. I can look like him.

Let me sleep.

Tell me this is--

Tell me this is

to our future together.


To your future together.

No, to our future together.

To our future together.

To our future together.

That's right.

Drink it.

Why do you ask me now?

Why not before?

Because I was stupid.

I didn't know what I wanted.

Why did you ask me?

I know what I want now.

I want you. I want us.

I want us together.

I want this baby.

I want this baby.

Motherfuck it

I'll get straight to the point

You don't dig what I'm sayin'

Then f*ck you

'Cause sellin'drugs the only job

that a n*gger got

Sellin' 'caine to the niggers

in the parkin'lot

Some niggers live

Some niggers gotta get dropped

You say damn, my man

You cannot understand

How could you be

so cold to the brotherman

Don't come around here

teachin'and preachin', my n*gger

Because a n*gger like me

you ain't reachin', my n*gger

'Cause all I care about

is sellin'my lleyo

I'm makin'money

like a n*gger make mayo

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Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951) is an American filmmaker, known for the provocative and often controversial content in his films, his use of neo-noir imagery and gritty urban settings. A long-time independent filmmaker, some of his best known films include Ms .45 (1981), King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Funeral (1996). more…

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