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:
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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:

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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?


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


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 »


Allan Hopper: You know, I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was raised in a trailer park. My father abandoned us, and my mother couldn't even afford to send us to college. Now, I may be an asshole, but I've worked hard to become one.
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3 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

O.K. movie. I gave it a 5.If available, I probably would have given it a 5.5. Mildly entertaining. It was good to see Marcia Mason. I think if she lost weight she would still be very attractive. Glen Headly is an outstanding actress and is the only performer in the entire film bringing something new to the screen, as she always does. Loved the fight scene between Terri Hatcher and Charlize Theron. Charlize looks great in the tight jump-suit. It must have been cold on the stage the day they shot the fight scene because she was looking a little "nippley." Best phrase: As Terry Hatcher is rubbing her face into the wall she says,"Like that wall."

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