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Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side... See full summary »

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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
Timothy Scott ...
Ned Owens (as Tim Scott)
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Lydia
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Becky Marshall
Anthony Rene Jones ...
Helicopter Pilot
Jay H. Seidl ...
Soldier on Island
David Bradford ...
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Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the 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. She is voluptuous and volatile, wreaking havoc in his personal life and stirring up intrigue at each new 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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$3,359,465 (USA)
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This was the final film for director Tony Richardson. He died of AIDS in 1991, three years before the film's release. See more »

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The major has a full serving of "scrambled eggs" which is reserved for Generals. A Major is entitled to wear only a single row of Oak Leaves on the bill of his cap. 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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Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Winona Ryder (2002) See more »

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Venus
Written by Edward Marshall
Performed by Frankie Avalon
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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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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