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Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 24 February 2006 (USA)
Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sonny Bono ... Himself (archive footage)
John Waters ... Narrator (voice)
Norm Niver Norm Niver ... Himself
Petre Melvin Petre Melvin ... Himself
Leonard Knight Leonard Knight ... Himself
Bobbie Todhunter Bobbie Todhunter ... Herself
Steve Horvitz Steve Horvitz ... Himself
Lechon Rainey Lechon Rainey ... Herself
Paul Clement Paul Clement ... Himself
Manny Diaz Manny Diaz ... Himself
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Harold Gaston Harold Gaston ... Himself
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Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular desert resort and has since developed into a refuge for a community of oddballs. Written by Anonymous

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sea | resort | lake | cult film | community | See All (55) »

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In the middle of a harsh desert valley sits the bizarre Salton Sea.

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Documentary

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plagues & Pleasures: A Life at the Salton Sea See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,424, 24 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$53,471, 30 December 2007
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Stereo (RCA Sound System)

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Color
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Lesser known folks from lesser known area = big doc
30 June 2005 | by greenplanetSee all my reviews

Hot Dang that doc was good! Makes me want to pack up my golf cart, bargain with the Landman about a plot of sand, then celebrate my dusty turf acquisition over a beer and sun-dried Tilapia with Hunky Daddy. Maybe even share a smoke with....everybody. The filmmakers did a great job of historically documenting the man made lake, cumulating in a the man made mistake, which ultimately put the Salton Sea on the map as an unconventional tourist resort. The doc captures the rise and demise of this desert oasis turned environmental time bomb as told through some memorable local residents. Brilliant. Great use of graphics too. I liked the use of historical footage and photographs, and some camera effects used to 'age' some new footage.


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