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?
During production the relationship between star River Phoenix
and co-star Judy Davis
was not great. In an open Q&A at the Jerusalem Film Festival (2013), director George Sluizer
had stated that River had personally asked him to postpone the scenes in which Boy and Buffy have intimate touch. Due to River's sudden death those scenes were never shot. See more
He died in a mental institution. Melancholia, so I'm told.
Your great, great grandfather? So that makes you...?
One eighth Hopi and prone to depression. (pause) Dark blood in my veins. Got some dark blood yourself. You're familiar with... the dark side of things.