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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

Director:

John Herzfeld

Writer:

John Herzfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Aiello ... Dosmo Pizzo
Greg Cruttwell Greg Cruttwell ... Allan Hopper
Jeff Daniels ... Alvin Strayer
Teri Hatcher ... Becky Foxx
Glenne Headly ... Susan Parish
Peter Horton ... Roy Foxx
Marsha Mason ... Audrey Hopper
Paul Mazursky ... Teddy Peppers
James Spader ... Lee Woods
Eric Stoltz ... Wes Taylor
Charlize Theron ... Helga Svelgen
Keith Carradine ... Detective Creighton
Louise Fletcher ... Evelyn
Austin Pendleton ... Ralph Crupi
Kathleen Luong 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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Cress Williams, who portrayed "Golfer." See more »

Goofs

At the pool, Dosmo's grip on his gun repeatedly changes from one to two handed between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Helga Svelgen: Sometimes I think you should've been born during the Spanish Inquisition.
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Connections

Referenced in Game-On: Martin's Baby (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Jungle Love
Written by Morris Day, Jesse Johnson
Performed by The Time
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Worth watching....for its entertainment value.
1 April 2004 | by CombermanSee all my reviews

Trying to compare Two Days in the Valley with Tarantino's Pulp Fiction is pointless. There is very little originality in the vast majority of modern movies; by and large within their particular genre most movies are variations on a theme. I've watched Pulp Fiction several times and enjoyed it every time and I'll probably watch it many times more. I watched Two Days in the Valley and never once thought about PF, because I enjoyed it and accepted it as just another variation on a theme that was worth watching....and I'll more than likely watch it again....for its entertainment value. The characters were believable in a many-threaded plot that finally knitted together in a way that did not seem contrived.


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