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The Salton Sea (2002)

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

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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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17 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$166,309 (USA) (28 April 2002)

Gross:

$764,554 (USA) (16 June 2002)
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Trivia

In order to prepare for his role, Doug Hutchison spent a month with real narcotics officers and accompanied them on drug busts. 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 »

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Danny: For the people who don't do drugs, or just do them occasionally, it's something that becomes your life, and you belong. You finally hit bottom and you know who you are, because you can't go any lower. When you find... a friendship that you wouldn't have found anywhere else. Still and all, there's a kind of intimacy with those that can go the distance. Sometimes you see the world so clearly... and you know just what to do, and just when to do it. Just what you should've done, and when you ...
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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 »

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Referenced in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003) See more »

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Lovin' You
Written by Minnie Riperton and Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
Performed by Minnie Riperton
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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An Underrated, Dark Sea Of Mystery!
5 November 2009 | by (your daughters bedroom) – See all my reviews

*Very Minor, Undetailed Plot Spoiler Warning*

Director D.J. Caruso has run into decent fame as of late after directing Eagle Eye, (Which I thought was pretty terrible by the way.), and the very popular Disturbia, (Which is basically a reversion of Hitchcock's classic thriller Rear Window.). However, I believe that he should be most recognized for this little gem of a film from his more distant past, 2002's The Salton Sea.

One of the greatest things about The Salton Sea is that it unravels in very unexpected ways. Wrapping up the viewer in some dark unknown mystery, that piece by piece becomes clearer and clearer as the intriguingly masked plot unfolds into a tale of drugs, dirty law enforcement, love and revenge. From the visuals, to the dialogue, from the acting, to the delivery, The Salton Sea really is a gritty, enjoyable, and somewhat unique piece of work.

Don't even bother with the plot hole scenarios that some people are conjuring up out of the thin air resting between their ears. The truth is that they just didn't pay enough attention to the details while watching this underrated little diamond in the rough. If you like dark, gritty mysteries, take your mind for a dive into The Salton Sea.

7/10


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