The Salton Sea Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Salton Sea the Movie

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Feature debut by helmer Caruso is very good at getting down into the sleaze and grime of the world of methedrine addicts, dealers, and victims. Maybe too good. The parade of degradation drowns out everything else; the performances of Kilmer as the nominal hero, and D'Onofrio as kingpin/sadist Pooh-Bear, the time-addled plot that begs for concentration, and any sense that anything good will come from viewing this film. What it does, it does well, the question is, does anyone have the stomach to see it done?


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Drug Use & Abuse, Flashback, Contemporary Noir, Widows & Widowers, Rogue Cops
Tony Gayton
Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzman, Doug Hutchison, Anthony LaPaglia, Glenn Plummer, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Kara Unger, Chandra West, B.D. Wong, R. Lee Ermey, Shalom Harlow, Shirley Knight, Meat Loaf Aday, Azura Skye, Danny Trejo, Josh Todd
Amir M. Mokri
D.J. Caruso
Thomas Newman
Tom Cooney, Jim Page, Douglas Cumming, Karyn Wagner, Tom Southwell
Frank Darabont, Butch Robinson, Eriq LaSalle, Ken Aguado, Warner Bros.

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