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Valley of the Heart's Delight (2006)

When a fatal kidnapping ignites a firestorm of suspicion and rage in idyllic 1933 San Jose, California, a hard-nosed young reporter takes on the powers-that-be to prevent the lynching of two men he believes are innocent.

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Jack Pacheco
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Helen Walsh
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Natalie Walsh
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Horace Walsh
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Sheriff Ackle
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Val Diamond ...
Sulvia Daumier
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When a fatal kidnapping ignites a firestorm of suspicion and rage in idyllic 1933 San Jose, California, a hard-nosed young reporter takes on the powers-that-be to prevent the lynching of two men he believes are innocent.

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The roar of the mob drowned out the truth.

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$5,164 (USA) (9 April 2010)

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$118,666 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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[first lines]
Jack Pacheco: Most of us face a choice in life that we never thought we'd have to make. But we make it, and either remain true to ourselves, or spend the rest of our lives wishing we had.
Jack Pacheco: I was the height of the Great Depression. Franklin Roosevelt was president of the United States. Adolph Hitler Chancellor of Germany. G-Men chased gangsters. King Kong climbed the Empire State Building. And I had just gone to work as a reporter for Albion Munson, publisher of the only newspaper in one of the ...
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Great film!
27 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw film at yesterday's theater opening and was very impressed! The cinematography and acting were what I would expect for a high budget Hollywood picture. The noir style lighting and atmosphere made the whole experience very believable. Pete Postelthwaite gives his usual amazing performance (he's got to be one of the best character actors in the biz!) and I thought Gabriel Mann did a fine job too....I'm sure we'll see lots of him in future films. I hope Valley gets a nationwide release so my friends and family in other cities can see it too! This is one film that needs to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated.


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