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Desert Bloom (1986)

The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rose Chismore
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Jack Chismore
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Lily Chismore
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Aunt Starr
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Robin (as Jay D. Underwood)
Desiree Joseph ...
Dee Ann Chismore
Dusty Balcerzak ...
Barbara Jo Chismore
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Mr. Mosol
Tressi Loria ...
Shelly
Laura Rasmussen ...
Meryl
William Lang ...
Colonel
Jim McCarthy ...
Driver
Ann Risley ...
Mrs. Muratore
Rick Schieffer ...
Mr. Brandal
Irene Goodnight ...
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Storyline

The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, are much happier and she also recalls her colorful Aunt Starr -- who's visit is fun but also detrimental to her family's health. The setting of 1950s Las Vegas' bomb testing is increasingly significant to the development of the story. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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Drama | Family | Romance

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Flor do Deserto  »

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$416,393 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Winona Ryder auditioned on video for the part of Rose, which eventually went to Annabeth Gish. See more »

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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

MOCKIN' BIRD HILL
Written by Vaughn Horton
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects
A division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Great Slice of Life Movie
7 August 2002 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a great period piece and a great slice of life movie. The early atomic era was a haunting time and I thought this movie really captured it. I really felt like I was back in the early Fifties. Great performances by the whole cast. We see Annabeth Gish before she did Mystic Pizza.


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