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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.

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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
Timothy Scott
as Ned Owens
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 Jennings
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
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
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Critic Reviews for Blue Sky

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

The melodrama can be forgiven. What lingers in the mind is Richardson's hard-won, grown-up humanism.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Watching Lange and Jones together is like being caught in sheet lightning.

December 12, 2017

Blue Sky is such an ungainly mixture of politics, emotion and nostalgia that it's a wonder the movie works at all - but it does.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Indeed, it is Lange's performance that still holds this film together... Presented as a ferocious feline, Lange excels here at the small tics hinting at the madness always lurking below the surface.

October 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Blue Sky amounts to a potent audition for [Lange] role as Tennessee Williams' mad, delicate Southern gentlewoman.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The final film by the great Brit director Tony Richardson.

March 5, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blue Sky

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

Julie B
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
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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