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Directed by
Morgan J. Freeman 
Writing credits
Morgan J. Freeman (writer)

Produced by
Effie Brown .... line producer
Michael Burns .... producer
Marc Butan .... executive producer
Leanna Creel .... executive producer
Kip Hagopian .... executive producer
Gill Holland .... co-producer
Nadia Leonelli .... producer
A. Carter Pottash .... co-producer
Andrea Sperling .... producer
Original Music by
Vytas Nagisetty 
Cinematography by
Enrique Chediak 
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffman  (as Sabine Hoffmann)
Casting by
Susan Shopmaker 
Production Design by
David Doernberg 
Art Direction by
Amy Beth Silver 
Set Decoration by
Amy Beth Silver 
Costume Design by
Trish Summerville 
Makeup Department
Maryann Marchetti .... makeup artist
Mia Thoen .... makeup department head
Production Management
Ted Gidlow .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jamin O'Brien .... assistant director
Art Department
Andrea Stanley .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Scott Cannizzaro .... additional adr recordist
Margaret Crimmins .... sound designer
Paul Hsu .... sound designer
Grant Inaba .... boom operator
Mike Lanoue .... production sound mixer
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Terry Mack .... special effects coordinator
Johnny Gray .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barnett .... assistant camera: second camera (as Mike Barnett)
Claire F. Cario .... second assistant camera
Johnny Erbes-Chan .... dolly grip
Alan Jacobsen .... gaffer
Casting Department
Erica Palgon .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Au .... costume department supervisor
Stacy Horn .... key set costumer
Music Department
Jonathan Appell .... score mixer
Jonathan Appell .... score recordist
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Terry Mack .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Chris Baugh .... location manager
Mike Crawford .... production accountant
Rob Feld .... production resources
Howard Gertler .... delivery coordinator
Ted Gidlow .... production executive
Trent Hara .... production coordinator
L. Tracy Mackenzie .... production coordinator
Rhonda Wheelan .... craft service

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Rated R for strong language and some teen alcohol abuse
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
[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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
I give Desert Blue two thumbs up along with the perfect ten., 14 March 2006
Author: nightwolf_78 from United States

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.

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