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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  27 September 1996 (USA)
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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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Box Office

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$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 »

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After the "Good Samaritan" pockets Allan's wallet and drives him away, and the owner of the car he's stolen runs out, Allan's wallet is seen lying on the street. See more »

Quotes

Alvin Strayer: Fuckin' Hack!
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Referenced in Game On: Martin's Baby (1998) See more »

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Down In the Valley
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Performed by Otis Redding
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A solid drama with good acting and good direction
4 September 2005 | by (Milpitas, California) – See all my reviews

Herzfelds 2 days in the valley is a different film. Borrowing styles of films such as Pulp Fiction and the more recent Crash (intertwining stories meeting each other), its an effective portrayal of what the title states. The performances are good for the most part, although Glenne Headly and Jeff Daniels were not good in this flick. Aiello, Stoltz and Theron were great. My favorite performance of the film came from Paul Mazursky who was great as a washed up TV film director/writer. James Spader and Teri Hatcher were both also good in their roles and Austin Pendletons cameo was one of the highlights of this film. The film is not great, it has some flaws in acting and a few scenes which just don't belong and are very cliché, however as a whole, i liked it, good cinematography and score as well as good performances for the most part, Herzfelds direction and writing was also good, a good debut for him. 8/10 #197 on my list of all time favorite films


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