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Blue Desert (1991)

Two men rattle a comic-book artist who has moved to a desert town after her trauma in New York.

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Steve Smith
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Lisa Roberts
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Randall Atkins
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Joe
Sandy Ward ...
Walter
Peter Schrum ...
Burly Man (as Pete Schrum)
Anne Bellamy ...
Emily
Chris Latta ...
Phone Man (as Christopher Collins)
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William Karp
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Ed O'Donnell
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Elderly Lady 1
Anita Keith ...
Elderly Lady 2
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Mugger
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Nurse (as Diane Diefendorf)
David Ursin ...
Doctor
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After surviving rape, comic-book artist Lisa Roberts is moving from New York City to small town in Arizona. But there's danger in small towns too. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <Pkojovic@concentric.net>

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When the desert turns blue... danger begins. See more »

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9 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Aventuras no Deserto Azul  »

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Feature directorial debut for Bradley Battersby. See more »

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William Karp: Lisa, can you tell me something? Why do you think it is he chose you to attack?
Lisa Roberts: I have no idea.
William Karp: Now didn't you tell us you were raped 6 months ago?
Lisa Roberts: Yes. But I don't see what that has to do...
William Karp: Lisa, what does that say to you?
Lisa Roberts: What do you mean, what does that say to me?
William Karp: What does that say to you?
Lisa Roberts: [no response]
William Karp: I'll tell you what it says to me. It says there's a pattern here. A first-time victim becomes a second-time victim, and a second-time victim often becomes a third. We see it all the time. ...
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What I Make Myself Believe
Written and Performed by Eric Lowen (as Lowen) & Dan Navarro (as Navaro)
Used by permission of BMG Songs, Inc. and CBS Music Publishing
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One of the most underrated thrillers of the decade.
29 November 1999 | by (Thessaloniki, Greece) – See all my reviews

I first saw 'Blue Desert' by chance on a late TV show and I liked so much I rented it twice on video, although I had missed the first scenes and didn't know its title.However, every time I've talked to friends about this movie, it looks like they haven't even heard about it. And it's a shame because in my opinion this is one of the best thrillers of the decade, much better than the overrated 'Silence of the lambs' and 'Wild things', but somehow it seems that it never attracted the attention it deserved.

The plot and direction are (almost) flawless, the suspense builds on from the first until the last minute and Courteney Cox makes a top-quality performance.

However, I would still advise everyone to give this movie a chance because it's definitely worth it.

(My Rating: 8/10)


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