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The Crude Oasis (1993)

Lonely Kansas housewife Karen Webb despondent about her love life, her husband Jim Webb coldness and philandering, has a strong urge to change her future. Karen discovers the truth about ... See full summary »

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Alex Graves

Writer:

Alex Graves
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Taylor Jennifer Taylor ... Karen Webb
Aaron Shields Aaron Shields ... Harley Underwood
Robert Peterson Robert Peterson ... Jim Webb
Michael Sibay Michael Sibay ... The Lover (as Mussef Sibay)
Lynn Bieler Lynn Bieler ... Stone
Roberta Eaton Roberta Eaton ... Cheri
Anna Roedel Anna Roedel ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
Dean Roedel Dean Roedel ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
Scott McPhail ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
Grace Kassabaum Grace Kassabaum ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
Dean Roedel Sr. Dean Roedel Sr. ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
David Powell David Powell ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
Lucy Burlingame Lucy Burlingame ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
Kirk Kinsinger Kirk Kinsinger ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
Kelly Lima Kelly Lima ... Crude Oasis Bar Patron
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Lonely Kansas housewife Karen Webb despondent about her love life, her husband Jim Webb coldness and philandering, has a strong urge to change her future. Karen discovers the truth about Jim and sets out to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in her garage, but her three dollar daily allowance for gasoline runs out before she expires. During one of her gas station refills, she spots a different type who catches her fancy in Harley Underwood and sets her sights on him. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Actor Robert Peterson, who plays Mr. Webb in the film, currently teaches acting at a community college near locations used in the film. See more »

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Referenced in Defying Gravity (1997) See more »

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Haunting, odd
20 December 2006 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The 'Crude Oasis' is an odd, haunting film about a lonely woman living in one of America's oil states. Throughout, the movie continually hints that a thriller, maybe even supernatural in origin, is about to explode; but contents itself with hints and resolves its issues in an understated, believable way. Slightly stylised and highly atmospheric, the film proves that you don't need monsters and murderers to actually construct what is in places a seriously scary story; but it is a bit a slow in places. Not a great film, it's still an interesting one: it's strange that director Alex Graves has made no more movies, and has hereafter worked only on television series, albeit much better known than this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre el deseo y el destino See more »

Filming Locations:

El Dorado, Kansas, USA

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Bluestem Films, Miramax See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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