2 Days in the Valley (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  27 September 1996 (USA)
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48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Cruttwell ...
Becky Foxx
Susan Parish
Roy Foxx
Audrey Hopper
Teddy Peppers
Detective Creighton
Ralph Crupi
Kathleen Luong ...


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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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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Did You Know?


The part of Helga Svelgen was original written for Daphne Deckers. But at that time she had other contracts and the part went to Charlize Theron. See more »


After Dosmo rips his body armor and extracts the bullet, he gets up and as he's getting up, the body armor is not ripped and the bullet is still in place. See more »


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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »


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Performed by Anthony Marinelli, Georgia Hubley and Lois Maffeo
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Interesting mish-mash of characters who all eventually fit together...
10 March 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 2/5/2000 - (Dir-John Herzfeld): Interesting mish-mash of characters who all eventually fit together amidst violent crimes started by a man who seems to be used to this line of work. Despite the obvious muddle-filled lives we are able to pick out those that we route for and they seemed to win out in the end. Interesting small film with many big names.

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