Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for the end of the world, carving Kachina dolls that he believes have magical powers. While travelling on a "second" honeymoon across the Arizona desert, the car of a Hollywood jet-set couple breaks down. They are rescued by Boy, who holds them prisoner, because he desires the woman, and wants to create a better world with her.
Did You Know?
River Phoenix wasn't director George Sluizer's first and only choice for Boy's role. He asked Johnny Depp
first but he wasn't interested in reading the script. See more
It's getting... dark... in here.