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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny Parker / Tom Van Allen
... Pooh-Bear
... Kujo
... Quincy
... Gus Morgan
... Al Garcetti
... Bobby
... Jimmy the Finn
... Colette
... Liz
... Bubba
... Verne Plummer
... Nancy
... Nancy Plummer
... 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.


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

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21 June 2002 (Ireland)  »

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Salton Sea  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Tony Gayton said that the script to this movie was not written to be produced but to be a writing sample, something wild and experimental he could show producers to get work. He was very surprised when Castle Rock wanted to produce it. 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

Pooh-Bear: Make me an offer.
Danny: I don't know, 14,000 a kilo?
Pooh-Bear: I deal in U.S. pounds, friend. None of that faggot metric shit for me.
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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 Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Walk On The Wild Side
Written and Performed by Lou Reed
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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A real classic
9 February 2004 | by 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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