The Salton Sea

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The Salton Sea is a character-driven crime thriller about an unlikely hero entangled in a web of deceit and treachery. Full of unexpected twists and turns, this is a compelling and emotionally-charged story about loss and recovery set to the lonely... read more
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The Salton Sea is a character-driven crime thriller about an unlikely hero entangled in a web of deceit and treachery. Full of unexpected twists and turns, this is a compelling and emotionally-charged story about loss and recovery set to the lonely resonant tones of jazz great Miles Davis' horn. Danny Parker (Val Kilmer) is a man in search of redemption, consumed by a sense of loneliness and alienation. Following the death of his wife (Chandra West), he is set adrift in a seedy underworld inhabited by an eclectic, and often comical, cast of characters united principally by their choice of drug: crystal methamphetamine. An accomplished jazz musician, Danny is now a low-life "tweaker" in Los Angeles who leads us through a frenzied maze, one from which he must emerge before his tenuous grip on reality snaps for good. In a bold attempt Danny secretly hatches a plan to serve as middle-man in a lucrative drug deal. With the help of his friend Jimmy "The Finn" (Peter Sarsgaard), Danny is introduced to Pooh-Bear (V incent D'Onforio), a methamphetamine baron with a penchant for sadistic recreational games, who seals the deal. But in this mad world, nothing - most of all Danny - is what it seems.

Original Release

01/01/2002

US Release

02/02/2002

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Cast

Directors

D.J. Caruso

Writers

Tony Gayton

Cast

Producers

Jim Behnke Executive Producer
Butch Robinson Producer
Frank Darabont Producer
Eriq La Salle Producer
Ken Aguado Producer

Editors

Jim Page

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