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Blue Sky was the last film directed by Tony Richardson (Tony Richardson) before his death in 1991 and one of the last releases from once-thriving Orion Films, whose bankruptcy kept the picture on the shelf for several years. It also features two career-high performances by Tommy Lee Jones and Jessica Lange, who won the Best Actress Oscar for this role, as Hank and Carly Marshall, a military couple whose marriage unravels under the pressure of his job and her mental instability. Hank is an Army captain at odds with his superiors over the wisdom of nuclear testing. Carly is a free spirit spiralling into a dangerous depression after the family's move from Hawaii to a nowhere base in Alabama alarms the couple's older daughter (Amy Locane) and sends Carly into an affair with the base commander (Powers Boothe). ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:September 16, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jessica Lange Best Actress 1993 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jessica Lange Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jessica Lange Best Actress 1994 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Jessica Lange Best Actress 1994 Nominee

Cast

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 Glen Johnson
Mitchell Ryan
as Ray Stevens
Dale Dye
as Colonel Mike Anwalt
Annie Ross
as Lydia
Timothy Scott
as Ned Owens
David Bradford
as First Soldier
Rene Rokk
as NATO Officer
Libby Whittemore
as Officers Wife
Clarinda Ross
as Officers Wife
Donna Biscoe
as Officer's Wife
Dion Anderson
as General Derrick
Richard Jones
as Jimmy
Gary Bullock
as Doctor Vankay
Angela Paton
as Dottie Owens
Rod Masterson
as Reporter
Sean McGraw
as Reporter
David Dwyer
as Newscaster
Timothy Scott
as Ned Owens
Gary Bullock
as Doctor Vankay
Rod Masterson
as Reporter
Libby Whittemore
as Officers Wife
David Bradford
as First Soldier
Dion Anderson
as General Derrick
Rene Rokk
as NATO Officer
Sean McGraw
as Reporter
Angela Paton
as Dottie Owens
Clarinda Ross
as Officers Wife
Richard Jones
as Jimmy
Donna Biscoe
as Officer's Wife

Crew

Tony Richardson
Director
Robert Solo
Producer
John G. Wilson
Producer
Jerry Leichtling
Screenwriter
Arlene Sarner
Screenwriter
Steve Yaconelli
Cinematographer
Jacob Goldstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Nitzsche
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Lambert
Editor
Timian Alsaker
Production Designer
Lynn Arost
Co-producer
Leslie Rollins
Set Designer
Jane Robinson
Costume Designer
Susumu Tokunow
Sound/Sound Designer
John G. Wilson
Supervisor/Manager
Lynn Stalmaster
Casting
Dorothy Pearl
Makeup
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