Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit,he waits for the end of the world carving Kachina dolls that he believes have magical powers. While traveling on a "second" honeymoon across the Arizona desert,the car of a Hollywood jet-set couple breaks down. They are rescued by Boy, who holds them prisoners because he desires the woman and wants to create a better world with her. Written by
Did You Know?
In a 2015 interview with The Guardian, Jonathan Pryce
cited making this film as the worst job he had ever done: 'It was a horrible experience even before River Phoenix died. I adored him, but other factors on the production made me never want to act again.' See more
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