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The Salton Sea (2002)

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

Director:

D.J. Caruso

Writer:

Tony Gayton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Danny Parker / Tom Van Allen
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Pooh-Bear
Adam Goldberg ... Kujo
Luis Guzmán ... Quincy
Doug Hutchison ... Gus Morgan
Anthony LaPaglia ... Al Garcetti
Glenn Plummer ... Bobby
Peter Sarsgaard ... Jimmy the Finn
Deborah Kara Unger ... Colette
Chandra West ... Liz
BD Wong ... Bubba
R. Lee Ermey ... Verne Plummer
Shalom Harlow ... Nancy
Shirley Knight ... Nancy Plummer
Meat Loaf ... Bo
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug use, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Salton Sea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,309, 28 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$764,554, 16 June 2002
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Sarsgaard's character is based on a real person who was a meth user in Riverside and according to D.J. Caruso "Just wanted to be liked". See more »

Goofs

Near the end where Danny/Tom asks Jimmy to do a favor, the amount of soda in the bottle on the table changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Kid Selling Guns: Mister, I only deal in high-end weapons. All guaranteed stolen. All traceable only to the original owners. Glock, semi-automatic 9 mm. Tenifer matte finish, polymer grip, fixed sights, 4 and 1/2 inch barrel, 22 ounces, double action, and a 10 round magazine. Mister, I could hook you up with this gun for the low price of three hundred and "fitty" dollars, well below market value. Maybe you're looking for something with a chrome finish. Something to impress the ladies. This right here is a Llama ...
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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 »

Connections

References Casino (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Learn To Yodel
by Cathy Fink and Tod Whittemore
Courtesy of Homespun Tapes, Ltd.
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Great Kilmer In A Great Flick
15 December 2002 | by SignetSee all my reviews

Val Kilmer has made some of the most peculiar and daring career choices of any actor now working. His decision to appear in the disastrous remake of "The Island of Dr. Moreau" with Marlon Brando could have sunk him once and for all, save for his exceedingly nasty (and accurate) impersonation of Brando, tics and all, late in the film. Now, as his features have thickened and he is well past his pretty boy phase ( something he can apparently give up, and Tom Cruise wouldn't dare: we might notice there was no talent underneath the face cream), he is assuming roles that make full use of this brutalized looks. SALTON SEA is a magnificent performance in a wholly satisfying film, with Kilmer being fully assisted by a dazzling supporting cast. There are elements of classical balance in this story that make it not merely intellectually stimulating but emotionally moving. It has everything: great acting, great writing, and great directing. Don't miss it.


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