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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  27 September 1996 (USA)
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Detective Creighton
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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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Over the next 2 days, ten people will find out what they have in common... besides murder. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,352,440 (USA) (27 September 1996)

Gross:

$11,090,856 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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Composer Jerry Goldsmith wrote a score for this film that wasn't used. In June, 2012, Intrada Records release Goldsmith's score on a limited edition run on CD (the replacement score was not included). 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 »

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Alvin Strayer: Fuckin' Hack!
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Too much fun to miss
8 October 2005 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

In addition to the clever plot and delicious acting you get to see very early work by Charlize Theron and James Spader, either of which is worth your time. All of the characters are full-fledged characters, with not a weak link in the chain; and those playing those characters all make the best of it. It's a true ensemble cast, with no one -- with the possible exception of Spader, having a lead role. The story is full of twists, surprises and turnabouts enough to flesh out two or three movies. You can tell that all of these fine actors are enjoying playing the quirky characters we are presented with to make this a true fun romp.


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