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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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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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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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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

Peter Sarsgaard grew in a mullet over a three month period for the film. During this time he also went to crystal meth anonymous meetings and various juvenile halls. 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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Credits end with this statement: If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem, or to find out about treatment programs near you, call the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP or to find out more about methamphetamine visit SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information's web site at www.health.org. See more »

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Performed by Terence Blanchard
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A true attention-getter of a film.
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Excellent adult thriller. Stylish, intense, funny and unexpectedly moving. Intricately plotted (it will always be one step ahead of you) and fluidly, inventively directed (including a unique twist on Eastwood's classic "Did I fire six bullets...or only five?" line). Well-acted, especially by Kilmer. The less you know about it beforehand the better, though, so I'll just add this: this film is not always pleasant to watch, but it has personality and will take you on quite a journey. Don't read about it, see it. (***)


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