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The Salton Sea (2002)

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After his wife is murdered, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.

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Storyline

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. Written by Anonymous

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If You're Looking For The Truth, You've Come To The Wrong Place.


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Rated R for strong violence, drug use, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 2002 (Ireland)  »

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Salton Sea  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,864 (Europe) (11 October 2002)

Gross:

$334,276 (Europe) (11 October 2002)
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Trivia

Writer Tony Gayton said that the script to this movie was not written to be produced but to be a writing sample, something wild and experimental he could show producers to get work. He was very surprised when Castle Rock wanted to produce it. See more »

Goofs

When listing the ingredients needed to manufacture methamphetamine, Tom/Danny states that match heads are needed for the red phosphorus - in fact, the phosphorus is located in the striking surface of the matchbooks. See more »

Quotes

[pointing a speargun at Danny and Jimmy]
Bobby: Did you bring the plastic men?
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Crazy Credits

The Producers wish to gratefully thank the Salton Sea Sector of the California State Parks for its cooperation. We encourage the support of this unique natural resource. See more »

Connections

Referenced in White Noise (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Dance
Written by Fanny Baldridge (as Fanny May Baldridge), Josef Bonime and Gregory Stone
Performed by Benny Goodman Orchestra
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Kilmer's best yet
25 May 2003 | by (vancouver, canada) – See all my reviews

This is the back shelf treasure that everyone hopes for when browsing the not-so-recent releases at the video store. Pay attention to the other reviews posted here - they're not kidding. This is a very well made film on every level. Great script, acting is standout, direction is thoughtful and involved. Not for kids.


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