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The Crude Oasis (1995)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  7 July 1995 (USA)
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Lonely Kansas housewife Karen Webb despondent about her love life, her husband Jim Webb coldness and philandering, has a strong urge to change her future. Karen discovers the truth about ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Taylor ...
Karen Webb
Aaron Shields ...
Harley Underwood
Robert Peterson ...
Jim Webb
The Lover (as Mussef Sibay)
Lynn Bieler ...
Roberta Eaton ...
Anna Roedel ...
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Dean Roedel ...
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Grace Kassabaum ...
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Dean Roedel Sr. ...
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David Powell ...
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Lucy Burlingame ...
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Kirk Kinsinger ...
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Kelly Lima ...
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Lonely Kansas housewife Karen Webb despondent about her love life, her husband Jim Webb coldness and philandering, has a strong urge to change her future. Karen discovers the truth about Jim and sets out to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in her garage, but her three dollar daily allowance for gasoline runs out before she expires. During one of her gas station refills, she spots a different type who catches her fancy in Harley Underwood and sets her sights on him. Written by Richard Jones <>

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Loose Plot Great Directing
27 April 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I watched this film really early in the morning randomly when I was ill, the eerie atmosphere of the movie instantly pulled me in and although the plot was loose and it was hard to follow the art direction and acting kept me hooked. The plot was a bit strange and when it finished I still wasn't sure what the plot was however the film was more about what wasn't being said rather than what was, creating a thick atmospheric intensity that some modern films find hard to capture. Although low budget and obviously unknown the film left me with a haunting feeling and Im glad I watched it. The direction was really interesting and the acting of Aaron Stiles was really intense, if you come across this film watch it!

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