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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

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Greg Cruttwell ...
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Becky Foxx
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Susan Parish
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Roy Foxx
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Audrey Hopper
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Teddy Peppers
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Detective Creighton
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Ralph Crupi
Kathleen Luong ...
Midori
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Storyline

John Herzfeld deftly welds together a multitude of subplots-- a loser hitman and a cool assassin involved in an insurance scam; a washed-up director, turned suicidal, if only he had someone to care for his beloved dog; a snooty art dealer, wracked by kidney stones, cared for by his devoted assistant; a grungy deranged vice cop, now partnered with a fresh-faced rookie; and two beautiful and jealous women entangled in their deadly scheme--into a spoof of the crime thriller genre. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The nights are cool. But the days are murder! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sexuality, and language | See all certifications »

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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$3,352,440 (USA) (29 September 1996)

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$11,114,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Mazursky's character has an Emmy Award in his apartment; Mazursky himself was nominated for two Emmys for his writing achievements on The Danny Kaye Show (1963). See more »

Goofs

In the cemetery, when Audrey (Marsha Mason) and Teddy (Paul Mazurky) meet, Audrey visits a grave where the gravestone is of the Civil War-Spanish American War type, not used after 1922. See more »

Quotes

Detective Creighton: I know we're Valley detectives so we're not all that bright, but how stupid does he think we are?
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Connections

Referenced in Entourage: One Day in the Valley (2006) See more »

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Nobody Knows Me
Written and Performed by Lyle Lovett
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Deserved more moviegoer attention.
29 May 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Yes, this can be compared to "Pulp Fiction". It has a slew of twists and veers from one set of characters to another at the drop of a hat. Unlike "Pulp", however, there are many sympathetic characters mixed into the cast. The film has humor (a hired gunman that spends much of the movie looking for Italian seasonings while cooking for his captives), some sadness (a once successful director down on his luck, ready for suicide, being ridiculed by a bit part actor), a very lush Charlize Theron, a movie mogul with "kidney stones", and an extremely competent killer that has a thing with his stop watch. Let's not forget the two police officers, one a compassionate young man looking to advance to criminal investigation, the other a red neck failure that decides its time to shoot a foursome at the golf course next to his home. How these characters are brought together through the planning of an Olympic star (well, almost a star)who is ready to have her ex knocked off for the will is amusing, well acted, and one of the best films I've seen in some time.


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