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Blue Sky (1994)

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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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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 September 1994 (USA)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,359,465 (USA)
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Completed in 1991, but not released until 1994 due to Orion Pictures' bankruptcy. See more »

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When Vince Johnson visits Carly in the hospital, he walks up to the left side of the bed and places the flowers on her from the right side of the bed. See more »

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Hank Marshall: You take water, for example. Sometimes it's water, sometimes it's ice. Sometimes it's steam, vapor. It always the same old H2O. It only changes its properties. Your mother's like that. She's like water.
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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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