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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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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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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

Morgan and Garcetti, as well as "Bubba" reference "Palmdale PD," when there is no such department; law enforcement for Palmdale along with the rest of the Antelope Valley is handled by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. See more »

Quotes

Quincy: What're you looking at?
Danny: Oh, I was just admiring your boots. Did you purchase them locally?
[Quincy ignores him]
Danny: Well, nice talking to you.
Quincy: Yeah, fuck you.
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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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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Mourning
Written by Hugo Ferreira, Matthew Taul, Jesse Vest and Todd Whitener
Performed by Tantric
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A real classic
9 February 2004 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

Although having seen this seemingly obscure movie for the first time a few months ago, I truly feel like it makes my Top 15 list. Val Kilmer is convincing as a tweaker and has a crew around him that is priceless for their absolute comedic value (of course this is all with their brains on chemical overload). Also, Vincent D'onofrio is brilliant as Pooh Bear (especially when you consider his Law & Order CI character "Goran").

I like this film becuase of the complexity of the story, the graphic and sobering nature of Danny Parker's drug culture and the intermittent comedic value with Pooh Bear, Kujo, Finn and Creeper.

A must see if you have the chance to find this hardly publicized film.


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