Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea (Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea) 19 years old

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.

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Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea Cast

Name Character
John Waters He was 59, 19 years old when he died as Narrator
Sonny Bono He was 71, 62 years old when he died as Himself
Paul Clement He was 39, now 57 years old as Himself
Petre Melvin as Himself
Bobbie Todhunter as Herself
Lechon Rainey as Herself
Norm Niver as Himself
Manny Diaz He was 51, now 69 years old as Himself
Leonard Knight He was 74, 82 years old when he died as Himself
Steve Horvitz as Himself

Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea Crew

Name Department
Chris Metzler as Cinematography. He was 105 (now 123) years old Crew
Chris Metzler as Director. He was 105 (now 123) years old Directing
Jeff Springer as Cinematography. He was 31 (now 50) years old Crew
Jeff Springer as Director. He was 31 (now 50) years old Directing
Jeff Springer as Editor. He was 31 (now 50) years old Editing
Chris Metzler as Producer. Production
Bill Elm as Original Music Composer. Sound
Scott Hirsch as Sound mixer. Sound
Josh Kurz as Visual Effects. Visual Effects
Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea poster
Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea (19 years)

  • Release day: Friday, October 29, 2004
  • Runtime: 74 minutes