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Plagues & Pleasure on the Salton Sea

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Genre:Documentary
Release Date:January 1, 2003
Running time:73 minutes
Cast:Sonny Bono, John Waters, Norm Niver, Petre Melvin, Leonard Knight
Director:Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer
Producer:Chris Metzler
Writer:Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer
Distributor:Tilapia Film

Description: Covers the historical and environmental issues that face the Salton Sea, while also offering a portrait of the eccentric and individualistic people who populate its shores. Once known as the California Riviera, the Sea is now called one of America's worst ecological disasters: a fetid, stagnant, salty lake, coughing up dead fish and birds by the thousands. Up until his death in 1998, Congressman Sonny Bono had dedicated himself to saving the lake from complete demise.

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