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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Trivia

Warner Brothers was not comfortable with the significant drug content and the John F. Kennedy assassination sequence, and initially wanted an edited version of the film for a wide theatrical release. The scenes remained, but the film then was only given a limited theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

When Danny enters the house of pooh bear before the final chapter, he wears two rings on his right hand. After the shoot out he is wearing a third ring. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [knocking on the door] Hey... you left some Chinese-lookin' shit out here.
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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

Referenced in White Noise (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Written by Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
3 September 2003 | by yayamagicSee all my reviews

I like my wild rides tainted with some sentiment and civility - and this movie delivers.

When confronted with the offer to participate in the absurd Bob Hope/Ebay caper, Danny Parker says "I'll pass, thank you" and Jimmy Finn says "I'm good."

I love how polite Danny is - when talking to Quincy or to the cops or especially to his friend Jimmy Finn. In this wild wild world of the meth tweeker scene, I appreciated this bit of civility. This movie had some wonderful moments for me, and the scenes between Jimmy Finn and Danny are my favorites.

Val and Vincent starred in two of my favorite movies - Tombstone and Household Saints and now I'm adding The Salton Sea.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Salton Sea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,309, 28 April 2002

Gross USA:

$764,554

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,073,198
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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