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Blue Sky (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  16 September 1994 (USA)
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Jessica Lange stars in a period drama about a family moving to a military base, and she quickly becomes part of a cover-up involving nuclear bomb tests.

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Hank Marshall
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Vince Johnson
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Vera Johnson
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Alex Marshall
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Glenn Johnson
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Ray Stevens
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Col. Mike Anwalt
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Ned Owens (as Tim Scott)
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Lydia
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Helicopter Pilot
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It's the early 1960s. Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, strait-laced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the United States Army, though, for a couple of very different reasons. He is an outspoken opponent of atmospheric testing, though his superiors hold contrary views and want to squelch his concerns... and his reports. The other problem is his wife, Carly, who is voluptuous, volatile and fun-loving. Her antics are wreaking havoc in his personal life and stirring up intrigue at each Army base. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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In a world of secrets, love is the most powerful weapon.

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,359,465 (USA)
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Second of two collaborations of actor Chris O'Donnell and actress Jessica Lange with the first having being the earlier Men Don't Leave (1990) which was first released in the same year that Blue Sky (1994) was shot. See more »

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Teenagers set off hand grenades during daylight, but immediately afterward it is night. See more »

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Carly Marshall: Brigitte Bardot strips for millions, she's a goddess. I sunbathe topless and I'm a scandal.
Hank Marshall: You're not Brigitte Bardot, remember?!
Carly Marshall: [adopting Brigitte Bardot's husky accent] Wazza matta? I no make you happy?!
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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It's Only Make Believe
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Performed by The Billy Lawson Band
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Jessica Lange is Stunning!
13 March 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Jessica Lange's Oscar-Winning Performance in 'Blue Sky', is Stunning! The 2-Time Academy-Award Winning Legendary Actress once again lights the screen on fire by delivering such a stunning performance.

'Blue Sky' is set in the 1960's, where a nuclear engineer faces a lot of difficulties in his professional & personal life.

'Blue Sky' is a depressing film. The journey its characters go through, the entire story, is very depressing. But, that's exactly how this story is supposed to be: Difficult & Unsettling. It's certainly not meant for the Faint-Hearted, as the drama in here is No-Holds-Barred.

Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner & Jerry Leichtling's Screenplay is devastating & very effective. Tony Richardson's Direction is good. Cinematography, Editing & Art Design, are nice.

Lange's Oscar-Winning Performance is the prime reason to watch 'Blue Sky'. It's an unforgettable performance, that leaves an haunting impact. Also Terrific is Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the troubled husband, with great control & understanding.

On the whole, 'Blue Sky' is depressing, but Lange's Oscar-Winning Performance makes it a must see. Strongly Recommended!


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