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The Salton Sea (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  21 June 2002 (Ireland)
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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

Val Kilmer spent up to three hours a day in the makeup chair for placement of numerous fake tattoos on his arms, chest, and back. 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

Bobby: Excuse me. I don't mean to impose, but I am the Ocean.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Funk 49
Written by Joe Walsh, Jim Fox (as James Fox) and Dale Peters
Performed by James Gang (as The James Gang)
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A true attention-getter of a film.
3 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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