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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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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. In turn, they 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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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,359,465
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Trivia

Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones had both previously headlined Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984), a television adaptation of the classic stage play, having debuted a decade prior to the theatrical release of Blue Sky (1994). See more »

Goofs

Hank refers to the Bible verse on David's murder of Bathsheba's husband Uriah as "Second Samuel, verse 15;" he omits the chapter number: it's Second Samuel chapter 11, verse 15. See more »

Quotes

Hank Marshall: [first lines - about sunbather] What's down there?
Helicopter Pilot: Probably just whales, sir.
Hank Marshall: Take it down.
Helicopter Pilot: But sir...
Hank Marshall: Take it down!
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Art's Jam
Written and Performed by Art Wheeler
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A bimbo is not always what she seems.
10 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

wow! Jessica Lange is so good in this movie it is embarrassing! She owns the screen in every one of her scenes. Tommy Lee Jones to his credit- lets her be the star of the movie. Though the plot is a little implausible- just like David sent off Bathsheba's husband to certain death- to seduce her- the army didn't reckon with the power of a strong and slightly crazy woman. The teenagers in the film add to its poignancy. On the surface the Marshall family seems dysfunctional- but actually- with love they function very well.


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