DirectorBradley Battersby Music directorJoel Goldsmith Duration CountryUnited States
WriterArthur Collis, Bradley Battersby Release dateJanuary 9, 1991 (1991-01-09) Cast D.B. Sweeney (Steve Smith), Courteney Cox (Lisa Roberts), Craig Sheffer (Randall Atkins), Philip Baker Hall (Joe), Sandy Ward (Walter), Peter Schrum (Burly Man (as Pete Schrum)) Similar moviesKnock Knock, Unlawful Entry, The Boy Next Door, Halloween, All Ladies Do It, Zandalee
TaglineNever run...where you can't hide.
Blue Desert is a 1991 American psychological thriller film starring Courteney Cox and D. B. Sweeney, directed by Bradley Battersby. The original music score is composed by Joel Goldsmith. The filming locations were Inyokern, California and Red Rock Canyon State Park, Cantil, California.
A rape victim, comic book artist Lisa Roberts is given the runaround by the New York City Police Department. Tired with city life, she heads for the wide open spaces of Arizona. Not long afterward, she is propositioned by lowlife Randall Atkins. She reports this to sympathetic local policeman Steve Smith, who replies matter-of-factly that this is not the first time that Atkins has been accused of a sexual offense.
To her amazement, Roberts is later visited by Atkins, who agitatedly warns her not to trust the sweet-natured policeman. Someone is lying about something, and Roberts plainly does not know what to believe. When she finds out, it is nearly too late.
Courteney Cox – Lisa Roberts
D. B. Sweeney – Steve Smith
Craig Sheffer – Randall Atkins
Sandy Ward – Walter
Philip Baker Hall – Joe
Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times compared it positively to Thelma & Louise, calling it "taut and terrific".