Blue Sky (1994)




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Drama set in the early 1960s, in which an Army Major stumbles onto a military cover-up of a nuclear indiscretion. Final film from director Tony Richardson.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Jessica Lange
as Carly Marshall
Chris O'Donnell
as Glenn Johnson
Tommy Lee Jones
as Hank Marshall
Matt Battaglia
as NATO Soldier
Carrie Snodgress
as Vera Johnson
Powers Boothe
as Vince Johnson
Gary Bullock
as Doctor Vankay
Amy Locane
as Alex Marshall
Timothy Scott
as Ned Owens
Mitchell Ryan
as Ray Stevens
Annie Ross
as Lydia
Dale Dye
as Col. Mike Anwalt
Clarinda Ross
as Officer's Wife
Tim Scott
as Ned Owens
Rod Masterson
as Reporter
David Dwyer
as Newscaster
Babs George
as Reporter
Donna Biscoe
as Officer's Wife
Angela Paton
as Dottie Owens
Dion Anderson
as General Derrick
Anthony Rene Jones
as Helicopter Pilot
Anna Klemp
as Becky Marshall
David Bradford
as 1st Soldier
Jay H. Seidl
as Soldier on Island
Sean McGraw
as Reporter
Libby Whittemore
as Officer's Wife
Rene Rokk
as NATO Officer
Geoff McKnight
as Engineer
Ed Lee Corbin
as Stockade MP
Joseph Wilkins
as Soldier at Bar
Michael McClendon
as Lieutenant Colonel Jennings
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
Shannon Laramore
as Saleslady
Ray Sergeant
as Administrative 1st Sergeant
Merlin Marston
as Lieutenant Colonel George Land
Yvette Smedley
as Officer's Wife
Phyllis Timbes
as Officer's Wife
Billy Lawson
as Band Leader
Carl C. Morgan II
as Attention Sergeant
Art Wheeler
as Piano Player
David Lee Lane
as Stockade Guard
Whitt Brantley
as Desk Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Blue Sky

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

Jones and Lange at their best.

Full Review… | April 8, 2007

Persuasively alive... The movie is sufficiently at odds with itself to be both frustrating and intriguing.

Full Review… | August 22, 2005
Nick's Flick Picks

There are two reasons to see this preposterously plotted military-marital melodrama: Jessica Lange's Oscar-winning performance and the fact that it became Brit Tony Richrdson's very last work.

Full Review… | July 3, 2005

Lange and Jones are an electrifying couple

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Even without that lumpy subplot, Blue Sky is wildly uneven and is virtually held together most of the way by the performances of its stars.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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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
Julie B

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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
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A sleeper that most people did not catch in 1994. This is the best character that I have seen Jessica Lange do including her earlier depiction of Frances Farmer.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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