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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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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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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

In order to prepare for his role, Doug Hutchison spent a month with real narcotics officers and accompanied them on drug busts. See more »

Goofs

When the 357 Mag revolver is taped under the table, some shots reveal that it does not have any ammo in it. See more »

Quotes

Pooh-Bear: Make me an offer.
Danny: I don't know, 14,000 a kilo?
Pooh-Bear: I deal in U.S. pounds, friend. None of that faggot metric shit for me.
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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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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Brand New Wagon
Written by Count Basie and Jimmy Rushing
Performed by Count Basie
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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Kilmer captures me in Salton Sea
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Val Kilmer in Salton Sea is about as close to home as anything for me in this movie. He looks like just another guy on the streets of So Cal back in the 80's, looking for a quick high, with no idea of consequence. Salton Sea is a beautiful location that many don't know of. Kilmer's performance carries one through the movie effortlessly. From the intricacies of the actual life he portrays to the unshown details of the tenderness of the characters heart, "Salton Sea" delivers a complete package of salty and sweet. I would have never rented the movie had it been any other actor. The only reason I was drawn to the movie, was the title, because so few people know of the hidden gem in the California desert, and I had been there as a child. The theme was a place that I unfortunately also visited and I feel that the movie delivers a compelling reason for people to think before the act. To realize that there is always more than meets the eye.


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