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In the real world, drug use is unimaginably boring to watch--but it inspires spectacular visuals in movies like Trainspotting and Drugstore Cowboy. To this list add The Salton Sea, a moody thriller starring Val Kilmer as a musician who goes undercover into the world of speed freaks to find the men who killed his wife. Though that plot summary may sound trite, creative direction, strong performances, and a solid script that shifts to and fro in time make The Salton Sea worth a look. Kilmer has an erratic track record but he's always an intriguing on-screen presence; Vincent D'Onofrio has a field day playing a noseless speed dealer called Pooh Bear. The cast is full of excellent character actors, including Anthony LaPaglia (Lantana), Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don't Cry), B.D. Wong (Jurassic Park), Deborah Kara Unger (Crash), Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan), and Luis Guzman (The Limey). --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Val KilmerDanny Parker/Tom Van Allen
Vincent D'OnofrioPooh-Bear
Adam GoldbergKujo
Luis GuzmanQuincy
Doug HutchisonGus Morgan
Anthony LaPagliaAl Garcetti
Glenn PlummerBobby
Peter SarsgaardJimmy the Finn
Deborah Kara UngerColette
Chandra WestLiz
BD WongBubba
R. Lee ErmeyVerne Plummer
Shalom HarlowNancy
Shirley KnightNancy Plummer
Meat LoafBo
Azura SkyeTeresa
Josh ToddBig Bill
Danny TrejoLittle Bill

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: D.J. Caruso
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 103 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    AustraliaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 1, 2003
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