Desert Hearts

Desert Hearts (1985)

In 1959, Vivian Bell came to Reno, Nevada for a quick divorce. Of all the people she met there, the one who surprised her the most was herself.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1985-10-01
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 74 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Desert Hearts Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.

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  • Desert Hearts Photos

    Camera Robert Elswit Director of Photography
    Editing Robert Estrin Editor
    Directing Donna Deitch Director
    Production Donna Deitch Producer
    Writing Jane Rule Author
    Art David Brisbin Art Direction
    Art Jeannine Oppewall Production Design
    Art Rosemary Brandenburg Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Linda M. Bass Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Richard Arrington Makeup Artist
    Writing Natalie Cooper Writer
    Production Carol Jefferies Associate Producer
    Production Cami Taylor Co-Producer
    Production Tim Flack Casting
    Costume & Make-Up Don Marando Hairstylist