The Crude Oasis Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for The Crude Oasis the Movie

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Shot in 14 days on a $25,000 budget, producer/writer/director Graves' debut is an aggressively moody suspenser. Karen (Taylor) is a neglected, suicidal Kansas housewife who is haunted by dreams of a mystery man. He turns up in the form of Shields, the pump jockey at a local gas station. Obsessed by the stranger, Karen begins following him, leading to situations paralleling her dream. Adept at setting up an atmosphere of small-town menace and constructing a plot with surprising twists and turns, Graves can't quite deliver the payoff required.


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Available on VHS
Running time 82 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Strained Suburbia, Contemporary Noir, Black Gold, Suicide
Alex Graves
Jennifer Taylor, Aaron Shields, Robert Peterson, Mussef Sibay, Lynn Bieler, Roberta Eaton
Steven Quale
Alex Graves
Alex Graves, Bluestem Films, Miramax Films

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