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Blue Sky (1994)




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This film offers notable performances from veteran actors Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones. It is an old-fashioned story, set in the early 1960's, chronicling the mid-life crises of Hank and Carly Marshall, a married military couple. Hank is an Army scientist involved in nuclear weapons testing. Carly is a wild and moody blonde bombshell in the tradition of Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot whom she emulates. They have an adolescent daughter, Alex. The trouble begins when the family is transferred to a base in Alabama and Carly gets involved with the commanding officer while her husband is in Nevada to monitor nuclear tests. The affair goes public after it is witnessed by Alex and her new boyfriend. Further trouble ensues after Hank attempts to reveal that during a recent explosion two civilians were exposed to radiation. Carly joins his fight to end military secrecy.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 24, 2006
Orion Home Video

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Jessica Lange
as Carly Marshall
Tommy Lee Jones
as Hank Marshall
Powers Boothe
as Vince Johnson
Carrie Snodgress
as Vera Johnson
Amy Locane
as Alex Marshall
Chris O'Donnell
as Glenn Johnson
Mitchell Ryan
as Ray Stevens
Dale Dye
as Col. Mike Anwalt
Tim Scott
as Ned Owens
Anna Klemp
as Becky Marshall
Anthony Rene Jones
as Helicopter Pilot
Jay H. Seidl
as Soldier on Island
David Bradford
as 1st Soldier
Matt Battaglia
as NATO Soldier
Rene Rokk
as NATO Officer
Fred Scasso
as NATO Officer
Victor Iemolo
as NATO Officer
Bronson Page
as NATO Officer
Raphael Rey Gomez
as NATO Officer
Samy G. Bauso
as NATO Officer
John F. Fedak
as Adjutant
Michael McClendon
as Lieutenant Colonel J...
Ray Sergeant
as Administrative 1st S...
Merlin Marston
as Lieutenant Colonel G...
Yvette Smedley
as Officer's Wife
Phyllis Timbes
as Officer's Wife
Libby Whittemore
as Officer's Wife
Clarinda Ross
as Officer's Wife
Donna Biscoe
as Officer's Wife
Billy Lawson
as Band Leader
Joseph Wilkins
as Soldier at Bar
Carl C. Morgan II
as Attention Sergeant
Dion Anderson
as General Derrick
Art Wheeler
as Piano Player
David Lee Lane
as Stockade Guard
Ed Lee Corbin
as Stockade MP
Gary Bullock
as Doctor Vankay
Angela Paton
as Dottie Owens
Babs George
as Reporter
Rod Masterson
as Reporter
Sean McGraw
as Reporter
David Dwyer
as Newscaster
Whitt Brantley
as Desk Clerk
Timothy Scott
as Ned Owens
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Critic Reviews for Blue Sky

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 16, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Blue Sky

Strong performances in a so-so movie. A little issue-movie-of-the-week-ish.

Julie B

Super Reviewer


A loosely structured story that is held together by the gravity of Jessica Lange's inspiring performance. A jumble of adultery, deceit and mental illness made worse by it's obtrusive anti-nuclear agenda.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Jones is just as good as Lange. Worthwhile for their performances alone.

Steve K

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