Overview

Fabulously offbeat and refreshingly upbeat, this lovable film gets friendly with the natives of the Salton Sea an inland ocean of massive fish kills, rotting resorts, and 120 degree nights located just minutes from urban Southern California. This award-winning film from directors Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer details the rise and fall of the Salton Sea, from its heyday as the "California Riviera" where boaters and Beach Boys mingled in paradise to its present state of decaying, forgotten ecological disaster. From wonderland to wasteland, PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA captures a place far more interesting than the shopping malls and parking lots of suburban America, a wacky world where a beer-swilling Hungarian Revolutionary, a geriatric nudist, and a religious zealot building a monument to God all find solace and community.

  1. Jeff Springer

    Director

  2. Chris Metzler

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Waters

    John Waters

    Narrator

  2. Sonny Bono

    Sonny Bono

    Himself

  3. Norm Niver

    Himself

  4. Petre Melvin

    Himself

  5. Leonard Knight

    Leonard Knight

    Himself

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Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea
Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea

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Original Title Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

Status Released

Release Information

  • February 24, 2006
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 14m

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