Blue Desert (film)

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Blue Desert
Blue Desert.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Bradley Battersby
Written by
Music by Joel Goldsmith
Cinematography Paul Murphy
Edited by Debra Bard
Distributed by First Look Pictures
Release date
  • January 9, 1991 (1991-01-09)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Blue Desert is a 1991 American psychological thriller film starring Courteney Cox and D. B. Sweeney, directed by Bradley Battersby. The original music score is composed by Joel Goldsmith. The filming locations were Inyokern, California and Red Rock Canyon State Park, Cantil, California.

Plot summary[edit]

A rape victim, comic book artist Lisa Roberts is given the runaround by the New York City Police Department. Tired with city life, she heads for the wide open spaces of Arizona. Not long afterward, she is propositioned by lowlife Randall Atkins. She reports this to sympathetic local policeman Steve Smith, who replies matter-of-factly that this is not the first time that Atkins has been accused of a sexual offense.

To her amazement, Roberts is later visited by Atkins, who agitatedly warns her not to trust the sweet-natured policeman. Someone is lying about something, and Roberts plainly does not know what to believe. When she finds out, it is nearly too late.

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Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times compared it positively to Thelma & Louise, calling it "taut and terrific".[1]


  1. ^ Thomas, Kevin (1991-06-28). "MOVIE REVIEW : Men-Women Issues Crop Up in 'Desert'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 

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