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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

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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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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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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the very few trailers for a theatrical film to feature a female narrator. See more »

Goofs

Shelley is working on a cadaver and has surgical gloves on. When she thinks someone is after her they show a close up of her squeezing the surgical knife, with absolutely no gloves on. See more »

Quotes

Adam Carr: I'm sorry that I couldn't make it to the art show.
Kate Davies: Don't worry, you didn't miss much. Just Dorothy's boyfriend getting attacked by some crazy woman and some really bad art. I mean, the stuff was basically porn!
Adam Carr: [smiling] It sounds okay.
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The opening Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures logos are red. See more »

Alternate Versions

Shelley's death was trimmed heavily. Originally, her neck actually split open and spewed blood. Now it is only implied. Ruthie's death originally contained blood flowing out into the shape of a heart. This was digitally "cleaned up" later on to decrease impact. See more »

Connections

References Alone in the Dark (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Dump (Mephisto Odyssey's Voodoo Dub)
Written by Wayne Static (as Wayne Wells), Ken Jay (as Kenneth Lacey), Tony Campos (as Antonio Campos) and Koichi Fukada (as Koichi Fukuda)
Performed by Static-X
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A great slasher with a very misleading rating
28 March 2008 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

I wanted to see Valentine ever since I saw that Denise Richards and Marley Shelton starred in it, because they had played in some of my favorite movies ever and some of the most enjoyable films, or so I thought, released in recent years. It looked mediocre, I must admit, and even though I had that in mind, I was also expecting it to be fun and entertaining nonetheless, at least. When I actually watched Valentine, I was amazed at how great the story line actually was for a slasher flick, and even though it has problems as any other slasher does, it is really entertaining and fun from beginning to end, which is all I need from a slasher to be satisfied.

It pains me to see that it has a low rating, because it was not that horrible at all. The actors and actresses played the parts wonderfully, or at least to the best of their ability with the characters and screenplay that they were given, and the way it ended was so brilliant and cunning, even if many don't think so, or were already put off at that point. Some scenes were a little unbelievable and/or poor, and I confess at a few minor parts it got just a bit boring, but overall it was non-stop entertaining and actually suspenseful, the first time around at least. It had a mind-twisting story line which made you guess the whole way through, as do most slasher movies, and it doesn't deserve all the crap it gets. I recommend this movie to watch anytime, but especially on Valentine's Day because it's sure to give you a ton of chills. Oh, and don't even pay attention to the trailer or rating. Especially not the trailer or rating, please. . .


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