Blue Sky

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Being an `ole' Army brat....I see and know all the emotions from watching my Mom and my sibblings during a `time' such as this...and believe you me there were times...this depicts the times. Great acting on all parts.

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by rebecca on 3/26/2006

Being an `ole' Army brat....I see and know all the emotions from watching my Mom and my sibblings during a `time' such as this...and believe you me there were times...this depicts the times. Great acting on all parts. Read More

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In a world of secrets, love is the most powerful weapon. Carly marshall is the mentally unbalance wife of hank. He's in the military and responsible for monitoring atomic tests


Studio MGM
SKU 40147520
UPC 027616858467
UPC 14 00027616858467
Format DVD
Release Date 1/19/2009
Rating Rating
Love Story
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Editors Note
Note Jessica Lange stars as army wife Carly Marshall in Tony Richardson's last film, set in the early 1960s. Carly, a very beautiful woman, spices up the drabness of military life with the kind of promiscuity and exhibitionist behavior that has kept her husband, Hank (Tommy Lee Jones), from getting the promotions he's due while embarrassing her children, Glen (Chris O'Donnell) and Chris (Amy Locane), and keeping the family moving from one base to another as Carly wears out their welcome. After their most recent move to a base in Alabama, Carly starts flirting with base commander Gen. Vince Johnson (Powers Boothe) at the officers club and the general suddenly realizes that this would be the perfect time for Hank, an expert on atomic power, to go to Nevada to monitor some underground tests. Although he knows what's going on, Hank must obey, and Vince wastes no time in getting horizontal with Carly. When Hank uncovers evidence that civilians are being exposed to massive doses of radiation by leakage from the underground tests, everyone's life becomes even more complicated. Lange and Jones both do some of the best work of their careers in roles of a richness and complexity more often seen on the stage than in films. Richardson's BLUE SKY is a terrific finale for a unique talent.
Plot Summary
Summary The personality of a nuclear scientist's vivacious wife is used against him during a government cover-up of sensitive nuclear testing. BLUE SKY is a highly acclaimed true-life love story directed by veteran Tony Richardson (TOM JONES).
Premiere "...[Lange's] most brilliant screen work to date..."| 05/01/1995 p.135
Rolling Stone "...Passionate and devastating..." 10/06/1994 p.81
New York Times "...A powerful portrait of a family imploding....A lavish role for [Lange], and she brings to it fierce emotions and tact..." 09/16/1994 p.C8
Entertainment Weekly "...[Lange gives] a fierce, brave, sexually charged performance....It captures the mad grandeur..." -- Rating: B 09/30/1994 p.38
Sight and Sound "...Compulsively watchable....[With] finely grained performances. Jessica Lange has already been lavishly praised and duly rewarded with an academy award for her turn..." 06/01/1995 p.56
Los Angeles Times "...A compelling and beautifully acted portrait....BLUE SKY's vibrancy points up how rare that quality has become..." 09/16/1994 p.F6
Chicago Sun-Times "...BLUE SKY is the kind of movie that constantly surprises us with the originality of its developments..." 09/16/1994 p.40
Tony Richardson
Tommy Lee Jones
Jessica Lange
Cast & Crew
Amy Locane - Actor
Jessica Lange - Actor
Powers Boothe - Actor
Tommy Lee Jones - Actor
Tony Richardson - Director
Steve Yaconelli - Director of Photography
Jack Nitzsche - Musical Score
Lynn Arost, et al. - Producer
Rama Laurie Stagner - Story By
Arlene Sarner, et al. - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1994
Catalog ID 1001535
UPC 00027616858467
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 101 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1995) Jessica Lange, Winner, Best Actress
Golden Globe (1995) Jessica Lange, Winner, Best Actress
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review ...a lovely little movie... Jones alone makes Blue Sky worth watching. But there's much else to savor, most notably Lange's portrayal of a self-absorbed, early-fortyish woman... Stanger's dialogue is consistently crisp and intelligent, and her main characters ring true.
Reviewer Kevin McManus
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Theatrical Version, Trailers
Product Attributes
Actor Lange,Jessica
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...both Jones and Lange are extraordinarily good.

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