6.2/10
1,882
28 user 31 critic

Desert Blue (1998)

R | | Drama | 18 June 1999 (USA)
Trailer
1:20 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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 »

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

Director: Risa Bramon Garcia
Stars: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Not a lot is happening in Calamus Grove, a backwoods logging town where high school sweethearts Wade and Lorna spend their days dreaming of escape. But when they meet a sensitive Native ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Del Prete
Stars: John Cullum, Eddie Thiel, Tyler Miller
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

Director: Don Roos
Stars: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow
Miranda (2002)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A librarian begins a passionate affair with a mysterious woman who walks into his library. When she suddenly disappears he travels down to London to search for her only to discover that she... See full summary »

Director: Marc Munden
Stars: Christina Ricci, John Simm, Kyle MacLachlan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An actor from a popular television sitcom agrees to appear at the Grand Opening of a Houston Super Kmart. On his journey to and appearance at the Kmart, he learns lessons about his career, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie
Stars: Lillian Adams, Casey Affleck, Cara Buono
Pecker (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when a photographer's photos he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world.

Director: John Waters
Stars: Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Bess Armstrong
About Adam (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.

Director: Gerard Stembridge
Stars: Stuart Townsend, Kate Hudson, Tommy Tiernan
No Vacancy (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Lillian is a 21-year-old drifter engaged to a philandering loser and locked in her room with a strange man. She lives next to a failed violinist who won't stop playing his instrument. He ... See full summary »

Director: Marius Balchunas
Stars: Olek Krupa, Lolita Davidovich, Timothy Olyphant
A Call Girl (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alexandra is a student from Krsko, a small town in Slovenia, while she studies the English language in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. She has a plan to conquer the world. Working as a ... See full summary »

Director: Damjan Kozole
Stars: Nina Ivanisin, Peter Musevski, Primoz Pirnat
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!

Director: Aris Iliopulos
Stars: Billy Zane, Tippi Hedren, Ron Perlman
Lemon Sky (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Tom Atkins, Lindsay Crouse
Minor Details (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Kief Davidson
Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Larry Pine, Iris Braydon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Lee Holmes ...
...
Jerry Agee ...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some teen alcohol abuse | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A világ legnagyobb tölcsére  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,092 (USA) (4 June 1999)

Gross:

$99,147 (USA) (13 August 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The city of Goldfield, Nevada had more snow during the four weeks of production than it had in the preceding thirty years. See more »

Quotes

[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.
See more »

Connections

Features Galaga (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Perfect Sunset
by Vytas Nagisetty and Aaron Johnston
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I give Desert Blue two thumbs up along with the perfect ten.
14 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What I truly love about Desert Blue, not only is it an all star cast, but it was definitely well thought up. It has mystery. It has dramatic moments. There is not much action, but I feel that it has the perfect amount. Desert Blue also has several amounts of comedy mixed in to bring it all together. If a sequel was to be made of Desert Blue, I would like to see a lot of the same actors and actresses in it. As well as the same director and producer. Since there was just a slight bit of romantic involvement with some of the characters, perhaps the sequel could go in a little deeper into that yet still have all the other elements that a great movie like Desert Blue has. I hope that if there is a sequel, that it will live up to its predecessor. If there wasn't going to be a sequel, perhaps now there will be.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Frug catercow
Location PhantomNocona
hidden track on soundtrack? sushitzka
FUN FACT tripthudroll
Is Desert Blue on DVD? lilmsmetal
Discuss Desert Blue (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page