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Valentine (2001)

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Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

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Jamie Blanks

Writers:

Tom Savage (novel), Donna Powers (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Richards ... Paige Prescott
David Boreanaz ... Adam Carr
Marley Shelton ... Kate Davies
Jessica Capshaw ... Dorothy Wheeler
Jessica Cauffiel ... Lily Voight
Katherine Heigl ... Shelley Fisher
Hedy Burress ... Ruthie Walker
Fulvio Cecere ... Detective Leon Vaughn
Daniel Cosgrove ... Campbell Morris
Johnny Whitworth ... Max Raimi
Woody Jeffreys ... Brian
Adam J. Harrington ... Jason Marquette (as Adam Harrington)
Claude Duhamel ... Gary Taylor
Wyatt Page Wyatt Page ... Evan Wheeler
Benita Ha ... Kim Wheeler
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Storyline

Valentine's Day 1988: At the school dance, geeky Jeremy Melton bravely faces one rejection after the other when asking four popular girls to dance with him. A fifth girl, plump and insecure, agrees, but they end up making out under the bleachers. When a group of school bullies catches them, the girl claims that Jeremy attacked her. This causes them to strip off his clothes and beat him up in front of the entire school. Flash forward to 2001. We meet the five girls who were in that school gym: Kate, Paige, Shelly, Lily and the formerly plump Dorothy. They are all in their 20's now and trying to sort out their love lives, which is appropriate, since Valentine's Day is coming up. After a disastrous date with a loser, one of the girls, a pre-med student, is murdered by a Cherub-mask wearing killer who sent her a death threat in the form of a Valentine card prior to the attack. After the four remaining girls are reunited at her funeral, they all start receiving threatening cards and ... Written by Tertius Saayman <tsaayman@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Remember that kid everyone ignored on Valentine's Day? - He remembers you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Hurts See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,024,648, 4 February 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,384,136, 15 April 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,300,000, 31 December 2001
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 42 days. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Paige gets thrown headfirst into hot tub. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Wheeler: Excuse me, who are you?
Ruthie: That's none of your business.
Campbell Morris: Don't worry, she's nobody.
Ruthie: Yeah, I'm nobody. I'm just the idiot who's still waiting for a return on my Internet investment.
[to Campbell Morris]
Ruthie: What did you call it? Bleed-Me-Dry.com?
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures logos are red. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a scene in a TV spot where Kate and Adam are in the bar and she says: "why am i surrounded by all this craziness"; then Adam says "it's Valentine's day people get lonely and start acting strange"; then she says "you're not acting strange". See more »

Connections

References Urban Legend (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

El Bombo Atomico
Written by Tim Digulla and David J. Gardner
Performed by Tipsy
Courtesy of Asphodel Ltd.
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Excellent slasher.
21 June 2001 | by cLoNeSee all my reviews

It's a colorful slasher movie. That's about it.

It has the mystery element that SCREAM made so popular in slasher movies, but I never care for such things. Figuring out who's the bad guy is not that interesting considering the clues are all misleading anyway.

The death scenes were inventive and gorey, bringing back memories of 80's horror movies like Friday the 13th.

Another nice thing about this movie is that it's hard to pinpoint the surviving girl, unlike in SCREAM and IKWYDLS where it was obvious.

People who don't like slasher movies won't like this movie. As simple as that. I truly enjoyed it and I plan to watch it again while waiting for more of the same.

--MB


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