Blue Desert

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"Never run...where you can't hide."
  • R
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.2  (611)

Blue Desert is a 1990 film directed by Bradley Battersby. It is a suspenseful thriller that tells the story of a young woman named Lisa Roberts, played by Courteney Cox, who finds herself at the center of a mystery in the desolate landscape of the American Southwest. The film begins with Lisa traveling through the desert on her way to San Diego. She is a recent divorcee and is looking to start over in a new city. During her journey, Lisa meets a man named Billy the Kid, played by D.B. Sweeney. Billy is a drifter who has also been traveling through the desert. The two strike up a conversation, and Lisa invites Billy to ride along with her to San Diego.

As they continue on their journey, Lisa and Billy begin to develop a relationship. However, things take a sinister turn when Lisa wakes up one morning to find Billy has disappeared, leaving only his belongings behind. Lisa is confused and worried about what has happened to him, and she decides to search for him in the surrounding desert.

As Lisa searches for Billy, she meets a group of locals who live in the area. Among them is a man named Joel, played by Craig Sheffer, who offers to help Lisa find Billy. However, Lisa begins to suspect that Joel and the other locals may be hiding something from her.

The film is created in such a way that it keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The desolate landscape of the desert adds to the film's eerie mood. The film's soundtrack is also an important aspect of the mood, with its haunting melodies and minimalist approach.

Throughout the course of the film, Lisa's search for Billy leads her down a dark path of mystery and betrayal. As she delves deeper into the secrets of the locals, she begins to fear for her own safety. The tension builds as the audience is left wondering who can be trusted and what will happen to Lisa.

The performances of the three main actors are standout. Courteney Cox gives a convincing portrayal of a woman who is both vulnerable and strong-willed. D.B. Sweeney brings an air of mystery to his role, leaving the audience uncertain about his true intentions. Craig Sheffer portrays Joel with a sense of calm and authority that makes the audience question his actions.

Overall, Blue Desert is an intense and suspenseful thriller that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. The film's eerie mood, haunting soundtrack, and standout performances make it a must-see for fans of the genre.

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    5.2  (611)