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The Crude Oasis (1995)

The Crude Oasis (1995)

The Crude Oasis





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This taut psychological thriller is set in a small Kansas town and centers on Karen, a young wife who has been recently tormented by a series of terrible nightmares involving a strange young man wearing a crucifix as he emerges from the roaring rapids of a river. Perhaps the dreams are related to her troubled waking life. Her husband, Jim, is blatantly having an affair, but refuses to divorce her. She is on the edge of an emotional collapse and so spends much of her time driving about. One day she stops at a gas station, and there, offering to gas up her car, is the young man of her nightmares. She is soon fixated on him and one night chases him to a river where he nearly drowns her. He seems very troubled by this, and Karen cannot help but become frighteningly intrigued with this enigmatic young man.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Alex Graves, Alex Graves
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On DVD: Jul 16, 1996
Miramax Films


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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Los Angeles Times
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San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a crude, bleak, slow-moving and pretentious picture of life in a dusty oil producing town in Kansas.

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Audience Reviews for The Crude Oasis

this is not a bad film, it's just not a great film. If you like atmosphere you may find certain sequences quite beautiful, but the story is thin, very thin. this movie was made in the 90's, but seems set in the 80's...but then again it's set in Kansas, so who knows, just sayin'.

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