Desert Blue

Synopsis: An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Morgan J. Freeman
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min


Come on, Blue, it's easy money.

Billy said ten bucks an hour.

That's some cash.

We could make at least

100 bucks a day fixing up the motel.

Cale, do what you want.

I don't care.

You're not mad, are you?

I'm not mad. If you want to fix up

the motel, fine. Don't ask me for help.

- It's a lot of money.

- What do you think? Green?

Yeah, sure. Green.

Check it out.

Eight thousand VT. Turbo.

Fifty-five horses under this bad boy.

- What happened to your old one?

- Traded it in. Big race this weekend.

- Plus it was old.

- You just got that last year.

Yeah. Let me explain something.

It's old. Just trust me.

It's an old bike.

You gotta keep moving.

Keep changing.

Getting a new thing.

I don't wanna end up like Blue,

making water toys in the desert.

- Yeah, blah, blah.

- The water's not coming.

It didn't come when your father

built this place. I'm sorry.

- It's not gonna just appear now.

- Noah was stupid for building an ark?

I'm outta here.

Did you just

compare yourself to Noah?


Empire Cola

Wouldn't you rather be full of it

Empire Cola

The taste of desert soda

When your bad ass is on high

just get it a cold shot

Of Empire Cola today

Here's Baxter.

- Do we have to do this?

- It's not that far.

You take 395 into Baxter.

That way you see

the giant ice cream cone and the beach.

- We'll be home by sunset.

- Great. I'll never get to a television.

Your agent could get you

your show on tape.

It's not the same on tape.

It's all about the broadcast.

Skye, come on!

We'll only be there a minute.

It'll be fun.

We'll have a look around.

Remember. One person's interminable

stretch of highway...

Is another's road to adventure.

I know.

But going out of our way to see

a giant ice cream cone? It's crazy.

Crazy? Crazy is not to see

the giant ice cream cone.

How'd you like to tell friends

we were in Baxter?

"Did you see the giant ice cream cone??"

"No, we missed it."

That would be crazy.

Empire Cola is the proud sponsor...

of the 1998 Peaksville

All-Terrain Vehicle Invitational...

happening this Sunday.

If you can't get down there yourself...

KDLU will be bringing you

all the action.

Our live broadcast kicks off...

at 10:
00 a.m. Sunday morning.

A portion of all ticket proceeds

will be matched by Empire Cola...

and donated to

the Children's Cancer Society.

Empire Cola.

What would you rather be full of?

I don't get it.

We must've missed the sign.

Yep, we missed it.

I wonder how long it'll take them

to find our bodies.

Probably never.

That's assuming they'd even look.

You know how many bodies are buried

out here they never found?

The sherif's office told me...

if all the dead bodies in the deserts

stood up at the same time...

this place would resemble Manhattan.

I mean, without Nathan's.

Do you have to put that up?

If I don't,

and an Empire Cola rep shows up...

we lose all the freebies.

If you drink enough of it,

you may have a body like this someday.

Very funny, Dad.

I'll be across the street.

Going to the aqueduct tonight.

I'll pick you up.

Did it come?

Yeah. My dad's at the clinic, so hurry.

I don't wanna get busted.

- Thanks.

- See you.

No threat of rain

over the weekend.

Which is good news

for you race fans.

The 10th Annual Peaksville All-Terrain

Vehicle Invitational...

is going to go down Sunday morning.

All odds are on

Baxter's Pete Kepler...

who will be returning

to defend his title.

Will Pete be able to fend off

Telly Clems again this year?

Look, I am the owner.

I wish somebody could've

notified me earlier.


Okay, bye.

What's the matter, Billy?

The insurance company is sending out

another adjuster. He'll be here soon.

I was supposed to have

that check by now.

Why are they coming out again?

They need to take another look around.

Take more samples, run more tests.

This reimbursement process

is really pissing me off.

How can you drink that stuff?

- It's free.

- They delivered a new truckload.

Check it out.

And these hats.

Want one?

Want to party

at the aqueduct tonight?

Come on!

The only party I heard about

was the one in your panties.

There's no way there could be

a party in my panties.

Why not?

Because I'm not wearing any.

Have a good day, Haley.

Watch your head.

We'll get a report to you ASAP.

She likes you.

Yeah, right!

I'm serious.

I think you're in there.


Bad news.

- What?

- We're in a holding pattern.

The insurance claim hasn't been

processed. They have to run more tests.

She's gonna stay like that for a while.

I'll give you a call when I have work.

Think I can catch a ride with you into

Peaksville? I need to pick up paint.

Yeah, sure.

So much for that job.

I was counting on that motel money.

- You can help me fix up the ocean park.

- You gonna pay me ten bucks an hour?

F***ing Ely, man!

What are you doing?

What did you just blow up?

A canoe.

- It's just an old canoe.

- You can't blow up my dad's canoes.

They're sitting here deteriorating.

I'm speeding up the process.

They're not just sitting here.

Can't you see I'm fixing up the place?

Sh*t! Keeler.

You're busted.

All right, Elizabeth, let's go.

- You can't arrest me.

- Watch me. You boys see it?

- Just heard it.

- You know the drill.

- I didn't do it.

- You don't say?

Goddamn malicious.

Just takes one to spoil the whole lot.

You know that?

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Morgan J. Freeman

Morgan J. Freeman (born December 5, 1969) is an American film director. In 1997, his debut feature, Hurricane Streets, won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival. more…

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