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Desert Blue (1998)

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An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay ... See full summary »

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Morgan J. Freeman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... Pete Kepler
Brendan Sexton III ... Blue Baxter
Kate Hudson ... Skye Davidson
Christina Ricci ... Ely Jackson
John Heard ... Prof. Lance Davidson
Ethan Suplee ... Cale
Sara Gilbert ... Sandy
Isidra Vega ... Haley Gordon
Peter Sarsgaard ... Billy Baxter
Rene Rivera ... Dr. Gordon
Lee Holmes Lee Holmes ... Deputy Keeler
Lucinda Jenney ... Caroline Baxter
Jerry Agee Jerry Agee ... Insurance Agent
Daniel von Bargen ... Sheriff Jackson
Richmond Arquette ... Truck Driver
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An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert. Written by Gregory Paris <gparis@frontiernet.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some teen alcohol abuse | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A világ legnagyobb tölcsére See more »

Filming Locations:

Goldfield, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,092, 6 June 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$99,147, 15 August 1999
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The city of Goldfield, Nevada had more snow during the four weeks of production than it had in the preceding thirty years. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cale: Come on Blue, it's easy money. Billy said 10 bucks an hour, man. That's some cash. The way I figure it, we can make at least a hundred bucks a day fixin' up the motel.
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References To Sir, with Love (1967) See more »

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Perfect Sunset
by Vytas Nagisetty and Aaron Johnston
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I give Desert Blue two thumbs up along with the perfect ten.
14 March 2006 | by nightwolf_78See all my reviews

What I truly love about Desert Blue, not only is it an all star cast, but it was definitely well thought up. It has mystery. It has dramatic moments. There is not much action, but I feel that it has the perfect amount. Desert Blue also has several amounts of comedy mixed in to bring it all together. If a sequel was to be made of Desert Blue, I would like to see a lot of the same actors and actresses in it. As well as the same director and producer. Since there was just a slight bit of romantic involvement with some of the characters, perhaps the sequel could go in a little deeper into that yet still have all the other elements that a great movie like Desert Blue has. I hope that if there is a sequel, that it will live up to its predecessor. If there wasn't going to be a sequel, perhaps now there will be.


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