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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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18 June 1999 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$99,147 (USA) (13 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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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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Featured in Rilo Kiley: The Frug (1999) See more »

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Sweet Misery
by Janis Ian
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Won't change the world, but I loved it
1 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

It took awhile to get going, but I ended up loving "Desert Blue" quite a bit. It was nice to see Sexton play a character without the need for anger-management, and I also liked Kate Hudson also. It wasn't the greatest, funniest or most touching movie I ever saw, but it was certainly better than most. I liked practically every character on some level, and I can't say that about a lot of movies. It made me think of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" & "Bagdad Cafe" with a touch of "Firestarter".


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