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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

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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 <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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You have one minute to decide the rest of your life. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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1 lepto prothesmia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,352,440, 29 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,114,000
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Wes Taylor: Alvin, can I ask you a question?
Alvin Strayer: I hate it when people ask if they can ask a question. Just ask it!
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References Do the Right Thing (1989) See more »

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Nobody Knows Me
Written and Performed by Lyle Lovett
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Weird and very watchable dark comedy/drama.
8 July 2000 | by 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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