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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  27 September 1996 (USA)
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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 <>

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

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Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1 lepto prothesmia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$11,114,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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A rendition of "Down in the Valley" by Erin O'Hara was featured on the soundtrack CD, but not in the film. See more »


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Weird and very watchable dark comedy/drama.
8 July 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

John Herzfeld writes and directs a tangled story that unravels and rewinds itself. The plot seems to involve a murder by hire that goes awry. A dozen or so Californians have their lives intersect with each going different directions. Violence, sex and dark humor are the adhesive for this scattered, but interesting movie. An ensemble cast keeps your attention.

James Spader is a very effectual and ruthless assassin. The drop dead gorgeous Charlize Theron accomplishes raising blood pressures. Her fight with Teri Hatcher is one you will remember. Danny Aiello is an aging hit man and provider of comic relief. Jeff Daniels is a burnt out detective and Eric Stoltz is a detective wannabe.

Rounding out the cast is Paul Mazursky, Peter Horton, Marsha Mason, and small parts for Keith Carradine and Louise Fletcher.

You will probably want to invite friends over and watch this thing again. It is worth it.

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