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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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Storyline

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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Drama

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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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Featured in Rilo Kiley: The Frug (1999) See more »

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Death of a Minor TV Celebrity
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Simple entertainment at it's best.
1 September 2002 | by neyib_bandySee all my reviews

I just finished seeing Desert Blue for the first time and my first impressions for this movie are good. I liked this movie for it's simplicity and well written monologues which entangle you in it's story line enough to take you through the entire movie. It's young cast is good enough to portray somewhat lost teenagers in what would be best described as "small town U.S.A." All except for the sometimes over played, but not this time, "kid star/rich girl" portrayed by Kate Hudson. I did though have a problem with the way the movie develops as it seems to leave as hanging awaiting for a "ad they lived happily ever after" tag Line but then again I guess that was implied in the movie itself. I'd definitely recommend it. I just finished watching it and I can't wait to see it again.


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