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Blue Desert (1990)

Two men rattle a comic-book artist who has moved to a desert town after her trauma in New York.

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Bradley Battersby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
D.B. Sweeney ... Steve Smith
Courteney Cox ... Lisa Roberts
Craig Sheffer ... Randall Atkins
Philip Baker Hall ... Joe
Sandy Ward ... Walter
Peter Schrum ... Burly Man (as Pete Schrum)
Anne Bellamy Anne Bellamy ... Emily
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Phone Man
Robert Miano ... William Karp
Tom Finnegan Tom Finnegan ... Ed O'Donnell
Connie Sawyer ... Elderly Lady 1
Anita Keith Anita Keith ... Elderly Lady 2
Ray Lykins ... Mugger
Diane Adair ... Nurse (as Diane Diefendorf)
David Ursin ... Doctor
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After surviving rape, comic-book artist Lisa Roberts is moving from New York City to small town in Arizona. But there's danger in small towns too. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <Pkojovic@concentric.net>

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When the desert turns blue... danger begins. See more »

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Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventura no Deserto Azul See more »

Filming Locations:

Inyokern, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Reportedly, D.B. Sweeney proved very difficult with which to work on set. Cast and crew-members report that would continually challenged the script, character motivation and direction which served to delay and disrupt filming. See more »

Quotes

William Karp: Lisa, can you tell me something? Why do you think it is he chose you to attack?
Lisa Roberts: I have no idea.
William Karp: Now didn't you tell us you were raped 6 months ago?
Lisa Roberts: Yes. But I don't see what that has to do...
William Karp: Lisa, what does that say to you?
Lisa Roberts: What do you mean, what does that say to me?
William Karp: What does that say to you?
Lisa Roberts: [no response]
William Karp: I'll tell you what it says to me. It says there's a pattern here. A first-time victim becomes a second-time victim, and a second-time victim often becomes a third. We see it all the time. ...
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Good Lookin' Liar
Performed by Larry Dean
Written by Larry Dean, Jon Robert Sloan, and Robert Bordy
Courtesy of USA Music Group, Real Shooters Music and Left Hand Music
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Comic book artist gets raped in NYC and moves to small western town and seek shelter in a trailer park with wood paneling, no match for the town crazies.
4 March 2006 | by CRNAHastingsSee all my reviews

This movie is about a female rape victim/comic book writer from New York that decides to get away from all that awful big city glamor and move to a dirty, run down small town where she finds refuge in a single-wide trailer on a dirt lot in the middle of 12th and nowhere. The townspeople are mentally ill, yet so is she for inviting crazy men into her trailer. Annoying is the fact that she has the ability to do exactly the right thing to place herself in dangerous circumstance after dangerous circumstance. DB Sweeney's performance was high school at best. He's one of those kinda-cute young actors with a sweet grin. Unfortunately career has not been kind and mother nature has been right in tow. To the previous commentator stating that the acting was "so real", well I agree. Actually it wasn't acting. The two main characters really are pathetic, weak and incapable of making mature, healthy decisions. In brief, this movie sucks like no other, rent it to laugh at it. The real crime scene? The atrocious Wood paneling in the trailer - enough to make ME commit murder. And lastly, she's a artist/writer, so couldn't she afford a double-wide trailer and something other than a sun-yellow Chevy Chevette for love of god!


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