Out (1982 Film)
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Out 1982 Film
Deadly Drifter
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Directed byEli Hollander
Produced byEli Hollander
Written byRonald Sukenick (novel & screenplay)
Eli Hollander (screenplay)
StarringPeter Coyote
O-Lan Jones
Jim Haynie
Music byDavid Cope
CinematographyRobert Ball
Edited byEli Hollander
Distributed byTroma Entertainment
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Out (also known as Deadly Drifter) is a satirical 1982 film directed by Eli Hollander. The film is based on Ronald Sukenick's 1973 novel OUT. It stars Peter Coyote, O-Lan Jones, and Danny Glover. The movie tells the tale of Rex (Coyote) roaming the U.S. doing various assignments for a mysterious group of "urban guerrillas" they call "Our Friends". In each meeting the person or persons designated "It" carries a hidden stick of dynamite. Director Eli Hollander summarizes the film, "A subtitle of it could be 'From Yippie to Yuppie'. And the '80s are certainly the age of yuppies. The film does kind of chronicle the history of the transformation from the '60s into the '80s."

Synopsis

The film is about a team, known as "Our Friends", searching for the "Old Man", who is dying. Their trip across the U.S. takes many twists and turns along the way, as is depicted through the eyes of the main character, Rex/Harrold, who ultimately questions society. Whales are part of his ultimate revelation.

Structure

The film is structured in a 10 part journey/road film across America from the East to the West. The characters appear and disappear, morphing into other personalities and often using lines from previous scenes, thus the film, though linear, is a cyclic story. The movie was immortalized by O-Lan Jones's heartrending lines "allow simmer" and "you can't have the schleung".

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