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Blue Sky (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 September 1994 (USA)
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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Alex Marshall
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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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Becky Marshall
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It's the early 1960s. Nuclear engineer Hank Marshall is a major in the US Army, he who works on top secret nuclear testing projects. Trouble follows him from posting to posting largely because of his mentally unstable wife, Carly Marshall, who is bipolar. During her manic phases, her already overt sexuality, which she models after such sex symbols as Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, is ratcheted up a notch, that partying behavior which is mixed with less frequent phases of physically destructive behavior. Regardless, Hank and Carly love each other, Hank who would admit to himself that he enjoys the fact that other men find Carly attractive, which is partly why he allows her to act the way she does in public. They, in turn, mutually love their now two teenaged daughters, Alex and Becky. Reassigned from their two year posting in Hawaii largely due to the ruckus Carly has caused there, they are next sent to Alabama, the base under the command of Vince Johnson, his wife, Vera Johnson, ... Written by Huggo

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

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$3,359,465 (USA)
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The picture was filmed during May, June, and July 1990, four years prior to the film being released to theaters. See more »

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An enlisted man walks into the Colonel's office wearing Private First Class insignia of one chevron with one rocker. This insignia was not used until 1968, well past the time period that the film was set in. See more »

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[last lines]
Glenn Johnson: You look like Elizabeth Taylor.
Carly Marshall: There, you have said the secret word, and you qualify for a ride in my new convertible, come on sweet boy.
Rebecca 'Becky' Marshall: Let's go!
Carly Marshall: Come on daddy, let's drive...
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Memo to the Academy - 1995 (1995) See more »

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National Emblem March
Written by Edwin Eugene Bagley (as E.E. Bagley)
Performed by The University of North Alabama Marching Band
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Never take a pretty woman...
30 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is an old Calypso ditty that states "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never take a pretty woman to be your wife." If you want to have a career in the Army, you might also want to avoid bi-polar women.

Tommy Lee Jones (The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada) was an Army Major, a nuclear engineer working on atomic tests, that had a gorgeous wife who was a little crazy. Jessica Lange (Broken Flowers) was awesome as his wife and won every award that year for her performance. She deserved every win in a movie that was a testament to love. No matter how crazy, Major Marshall (Jones) was there for her because of his love. And her love brought her out of her disorder long enough to save him.

This was director Tony Richardson's last film and he made it a winner all the way.


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