Desert Blue

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Desert Blue ★★ 1998 (R)

Baxter, California is a tiny (pop. 87) desert town whose one claim to fame is a towering recreation of an ice cream cone that has drawn the attention of pop culture prof Lance (Heard). Lance has come to Baxter with his snooty teen TV star daughter, Skye (Hudson), and the duo are trapped in town when it's quarantined by a toxic spill. Skye eventually connects to the town's disaffected teens, including Blue (Sexton), Pete (Affleck), and Ely (Ricci). 87m/C VHS, DVD . Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson, John Heard, Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, Sara Gilbert, Ethan Suplee, Lucinda Jenney; D: Morgan J. Freeman; W: Morgan J. Freeman; C: Enrique Chediak; M: Vytas Nagisetty.