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Desert Blue (1998)

R | | Drama | 18 June 1999 (USA)
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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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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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References Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) See more »

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stupid ending, if you can call it an ending
11 April 2004 | by shooterxSee all my reviews

An "OK" movie. It's watchable, especially young people seem to like it. But see "Tex", with Matt Dillon, instead. That was a movie that actually captured bored youth at their best and worst. The ending of "Desert Blue"gives me the impression that they didn't know how to end the film! Too bad... And Christina Ricci's character was overplayed. Sorry, not believeable to me, but teens like her "antics", and why not. But when you get older, you'll know what bad acting (or scripting) really is when you see it.

Also, am I crazy, or are the first 2 "anonymous" reviews from march 1999 too good to be true? In other words, "nice try, whoever-you-are-that-is-connected-with-the-making-of-this-film-and-want-to-p romote-it!"...


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