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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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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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Written and Performed by Roderick Taylor (as Roderick Falconer)
Courtesy of Rats God Music
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D B SWEENEY IS SO CONVINCING
6 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie really builds to a climax at the end. D B Sweeney (Memphis Belle, Superfire, Hardball, 8 Men Out, The Cutting Edge) is such an under-rated actor. This guy should be getting major movie roles!

I ordered this movie, Blue Desert, because Sweeney was in it. I was not disappointed. He plays the local law enforcement officer (Steve Smith) of a small, sleepy, boring desert town. Lisa, (Courtney Cox), a rape victim, leaves NYC to get away from that madness and settle in the desert where she will feel safer. Boy, was she wrong! She meets a weird drifter who immediately tries to take sexual advantage of her (Craig Sheffer of A River Ran Through It). So she finds out fast that this sleepy little town isn't as safe as she wishes. She turns to Steve, (D B Sweeney), who is the helpful and protective police officer. Steve is always polite, trusting, and soft spoken. Sweeney plays this role perfectly! Steve is there to help the damsel in distress.

The movie twists and turns. Evidence mounts against the drifter but Sweeney can't get enough evidence to put the guy away. The drifter tells Lisa bad things about Steve and the polite and efficient Steve tells Lisa he is there to protect her and not to believe the drifter. Who to believe? After awhile Lisa doesn't know who is the bad guy and who is the good guy.

The ending is as suspenseful as you can get in a movie. Like I have said before, Sweeney is wonderful in this role. He makes this movie work as far as I am concerned because he is so believable.

If you like a psycho thriller. If you like suspense. If you like Courtney Cox and if you like D.B. Sweeney, then this movie is for you. I highly recommend this sleeper of a movie. It is well worth watching.


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