The Salton Sea script
Synopsis: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man (Val Kilmer) in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn" (Peter Sarsgaard), becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette (Deborah Kara Unger) from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

DANNY (cont'd)

Now that's a classic speed freak for

you, skinny and cleaning the house. I'll

bet her poor husband never knew what

hit him in the sack either.

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

THE LEG OF THE BED rattling and bouncing loudly off the floor.

STOCK FOOTAGE - J.F.K. pumping the hand of NIKITA KRUSCHEV.

DANNY (V.O.)

There were even rumors that one of

our presidents dabbled with

mysterious "energy shots". Imagine

that:
a slammer in the White House.

Kennedy talking animatedly.

DANNY (cont'd)

If it's true, I'll bet ol' Krushchev

never got a word in edgewise.

EXT. TRUCK STOP PARKING LOT - NIGHT

A sleepy-eyed TRUCKER emerges from his tractor-trailer and approaches a

loitering HELL'S ANGELS-type.

DANNY (V.O.)

By the late 60's the government

finally cracked down and sent the

whole thing underground. Bikers

controlled the market for a while.

INT. TRACTOR-TRAILER - NIGHT

The trucker gripping the wheel with the same death-grip as the

Kamikaze.

DANNY (V.O.)

But now anyone with a basic chemistry

kit and the right ingredients can

cook it up at home.

INT. PHARMACY - NIGHT

A CASHIER scanning container after container of COLD MEDICATION.

DANNY (V.O.)

Ever see a long-haired tattooed freak

buying up all the cold medicine he

can lay his hands on at three in the morning.

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Tony Gayton

Tony Gayton was born in 1959. He is a writer and producer, known for Faster (2010), Hell on Wheels (2011) and Murder by Numbers (2002). more…

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