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The Salton Sea (2002)

After a tragic incident, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.

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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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17 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Salton Sea  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$166,309 (USA) (26 April 2002)

Gross:

$676,698 (USA) (7 June 2002)
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Trivia

Deborah Kara Unger researched her role in the film as a drug user by visiting the Riverside Recovery Center. 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

Pooh-Bear: [Danny accidentally spills a drink on one of Pooh-Bear's thugs at the table, who jumps out of his seat to fight him] Skipper, Skipper goddammit! Calm down get yourself a beer, GET YERSELF A BEER BOY!"
Pooh-Bear: He just a lil upset there...
[Pooh bear opens the large duffel bag full of money]
Pooh-Bear: Oh now here we go look at this, look at this here... Good job Danny. That's a lot of money there. This is enough to make you weep. - Bill...?
[calls out to Big Bill with a thick country accent]
Pooh-Bear: BILL YA OUGHT TO COME IN ...
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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 »

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Referenced in Spartan (2004) See more »

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Walk On The Wild Side
Written and Performed by Lou Reed
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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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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