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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 (as Mitchell Ryan)
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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
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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Céu Azul  »

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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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Toward the beginning of the film when Carly says to Hank, "C'mon, have a drink. It'll make you feel better.", her lips don't move. 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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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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(Baby) You've Got What It Takes
Written by Clyde Otis & Murray Stein
Performed by Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products
A division of PolyGram Group Distribution, Inc.
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As "Lange" as the sky is blue...
17 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Tony Richardson's final film was well-done. Carly Marshall (Jessica Lange) is the wife of military guy Hank Marshall (Tommy Lee Jones) in charge of atomic tests. Due to his frequent absence, she's beginning to lose her grip on mental sanity. Somewhere along the line, she reaches the breaking point, which also makes her see the folly in Hank's propagandistic work. She has no choice but to undermine it.

Jessica Lange finally won a well-deserved Best Actress Oscar for "Blue Sky" (she should have gotten one for "Frances"). Maybe some parts are a little hokey, but it's overall a good movie, looking at the nuclear age and also relationships.


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