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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:
... Dosmo Pizzo
Greg Cruttwell ... Allan Hopper
... Alvin Strayer
... Becky Foxx
... Susan Parish
... Roy Foxx
... Audrey Hopper
... Teddy Peppers
... Lee Woods
... Wes Taylor
... Helga Svelgen
... Detective Creighton
... Evelyn
... Ralph Crupi
Kathleen Luong ... Midori
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Storyline

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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Charlize Theron did not know how to properly film a fight scene and ended up really punching Teri Hatcher in the face by accident. She apologized by buying her some cheap beer. See more »

Goofs

During the pool scene the keys are visible in Dosmo's hand before they are thrown to him. See more »

Quotes

Dosmo Pizzo: Hey, you go through a little dry spell, what's it make? It makes you stronger.
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Referenced in Game-On: Martin's Baby (1998) See more »

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Jungle Love
Written by Morris Day, Jesse Johnson
Performed by The Time
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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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