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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

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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The nights are cool. But the days are murder! See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


First feature film where Charlize Theron does a nude scene. 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 »


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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References Raising Arizona (1987) See more »


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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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