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FULL SYNOPSIS

The feature film debut of producer and TV director D.J. Caruso, this pulpy noir mystery is a dark tale of redemption set among southern California crystal methamphetamine "tweakers." Val Kilmer stars as Danny Parker, a former trumpet player who has become a tattooed speed freak living in a cesspool of murderous dealers and hardcore addicts near the desert lake of the title. Danny's fall from grace is the result of a hidden agenda, however -- he's seeking answers about the murder of his beloved wife. He's also working undercover for a pair of brutal narcotics cops (Anthony Lapaglia and Doug Hutchison), while trying to rescue his beautiful neighbor Colette (Deborah Kara Unger) from an abusive situation and her own demons. As he and his slacker buddy Jimmy the Fin (Peter Sarsgaard) are antagonized by the sadistic, noseless dealer Pooh Bear (Vincent D'Onofrio) and his henchman, Danny draws closer to the truth about his wife's death, but the crime's solution isn't quite what he expected. Produced by Frank Darabont, The Salton Sea co-stars Adam Goldberg, Meat Loaf, Luis Guzman, and Azura Skye. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:April 26, 2002

Cast

Val Kilmer
as Danny Parker
Peter Sarsgaard
as Jimmy the Fin
Deborah Kara Unger
as Colette
Meat Loaf
as Bo
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Pooh Bear
Adam Goldberg
as Kujo
Luis Guzman
as Quincey
Shalom Harlow
Doug Hutchison
as Morgan Tanner
Anthony LaPaglia
as Garcetti
Azura Skye
Danny Trejo
Chandra West
as Liz
B.D. Wong
as Bubba
Glenn Plummer
R. Lee Ermey
as Verne Plummer
Shirley Knight
as Nancy Plummer
Josh Todd
as Big Bill
Luis Guzman
as Quincey
R. Lee Ermey
as Verne Plummer
Chandra West
as Liz
Doug Hutchison
as Morgan Tanner
Deborah Kara Unger
as Colette
Peter Sarsgaard
as Jimmy the Fin
Shirley Knight
as Nancy Plummer
Adam Goldberg
as Kujo
B.D. Wong
as Bubba
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Pooh Bear
Anthony LaPaglia
as Garcetti
Meat Loaf
as Bo

Crew

D.J. Caruso
Director
Frank Darabont
Producer
Eriq La Salle
Producer
Butch Robinson
Producer
Ken Aguado
Producer
Tony Gayton
Screenwriter
Amir Mokri
Cinematographer
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Southwell
Production Designer
Douglas Cumming
Art Director
Jim Behnke
Executive Producer
Eric Sundhal
Set Designer
Karyn Wagner
Costume Designer
Tim Cooney
Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Adler
First Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Howell Gibbens
Supervising Sound Editor
David Sosalla
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jim Behnke
Unit Production Manager
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