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Desert Blue (1998)

R | | Drama | 18 June 1999 (USA)
An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay ... See full summary »

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An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert. Written by Gregory Paris <gparis@frontiernet.net>

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Rated R for strong language and some teen alcohol abuse | See all certifications »
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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,092 (USA) (6 June 1999)

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$99,147 (USA) (15 August 1999)
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The city of Goldfield, Nevada had more snow during the four weeks of production than it had in the preceding thirty years. See more »

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[first lines]
Cale: Come on Blue, it's easy money. Billy said 10 bucks an hour, man. That's some cash. The way I figure it, we can make at least a hundred bucks a day fixin' up the motel.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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An unexpectedly enjoyable movie.
15 March 2000 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie thoroughly. This movie, led by an ensemble cast of young and rising actors (Brendan Sexton, Kate Hudson, Casey Affleck, Christina Ricci), starts slowly but gathers momentum nicely. Skye (Hudson), an up-and-coming actress with her own cable comedy, gets trapped in a small California town well off the highway when a chemical spill shuts down the only road in and out of town. Stuck far from her world -- in a town without cable or cell phones -- Skye is befriended by Blue (Sexton) and meets the local "gang" -- five kids without much to do. Over two days punctuated by explosions -- the results of Ely's (Ricci) love for illicit bomb making -- the group bonds together in unexpected ways.


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