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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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Never run...where you can't hide. See more »

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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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About Tomorrow
Written and Performed by Roderick Taylor (as Roderick Falconer)
Courtesy of Rats God Music
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Quite good!
17 August 2002 | by Eric-1226See all my reviews

This movie is way above average. Along the lines of a "chick power" movie (starring Courtney Cox - who looks great here riding a big Harley motorcycle, by the way), it has a compelling storyline, an interesting desert setting, and just enough plot twists and turns to make it intriguing until the very end. The movie has a genuine atmosphere of suspense and mystery throughout, as well as an interesting side-bar of a comic strip that gets lightly woven into the story.

What strikes me most about this film is that the characters and the setting all seem extremely realistic and believable - it's almost as if this story really happened.

There are a few scenes of violence, a bit of gun action, plus a few car chase segments, but they are very low-key - not at all like the way over-the-top nonsense that you see all too often in the movies. This only adds to the realism of the movie.

I was also struck by certain similarities between this movie and "Tank Girl" (1995), which also had a "chick power" theme, as well as comic book segments woven into the movie.

Anyway, if you like realistic crime-drama movies, I'd highly recommend this little gem.


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