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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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... Himself (archive footage)
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Norm Niver ... Himself
Petre Melvin ... Himself
Leonard Knight ... Himself
Bobbie Todhunter ... Herself
Steve Horvitz ... Himself
Lechon Rainey ... Herself
Paul Clement ... Himself
Manny Diaz ... Himself
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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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In the middle of a harsh desert valley sits the bizarre Salton Sea.

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Plagues & Pleasures: A Life at the Salton Sea  »

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$4,424, 24 February 2006, Limited Release

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$53,471, 30 December 2007
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Lesser known folks from lesser known area = big doc
30 June 2005 | by See 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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