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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 .... adr mixer
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
Location Management
Chris Baugh .... location manager
Music Department
Jonathan Appell .... score mixer
Jonathan Appell .... score recordist
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Terry Mack .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Simple entertainment at it's best., 1 September 2002
Author: Neyib Bandy ( from San Pedro Sula, Honduras

I just finished seeing Desert Blue for the first time and my first impressions for this movie are good. I liked this movie for it's simplicity and well written monologues which entangle you in it's story line enough to take you through the entire movie. It's young cast is good enough to portray somewhat lost teenagers in what would be best described as "small town U.S.A." All except for the sometimes over played, but not this time, "kid star/rich girl" portrayed by Kate Hudson. I did though have a problem with the way the movie develops as it seems to leave as hanging awaiting for a "ad they lived happily ever after" tag Line but then again I guess that was implied in the movie itself. I'd definitely recommend it. I just finished watching it and I can't wait to see it again.

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