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Valentine (2001)

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

Director:

Jamie Blanks

Writers:

Tom Savage (novel), Donna Powers (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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This Valentine's Day is gonna be killer! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Denise Richards was cast in the film without an audition. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Dorothy is letting Campbell live in her home. He picks up his bag and puts it on his shoulder. Then the next scene when he leans in to kiss her, there is no strap on his shoulder. Then it's back again in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Paige Prescott: [sarcastically, to Brian] You brought me upstairs to show me your penis? How sweet!
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Crazy Credits

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 Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell 'Em Who They're Dealin' With
Written by Ashen
Performed by DJ Sonic
Courtesy of Pen Music Group, Inc.
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Not very good, but better than expected
3 March 2002 | by jhaggardjrSee all my reviews

"Valentine" is another horror movie to add to the stalk and slash movie list (think "Halloween", "Friday the 13th", "Scream", and "I Know What You Did Last Summer"). It certainly isn't as good as those movies that I have listed about, but it's better than most of the ripoffs that came out after the first "Friday the 13th" film. One of those films was the 1981 Canadian made "My Bloody Valentine", which I hated alot. "Valentine" is a better film than that one, but it's not saying much. The plot: a nerdy young boy is teased and pranked by a couple of his classmates at the beginning of the film. Then the film moves years later when those classmates are all grown up, then they're picked off one-by-one. The killer is presumed to be the young boy now all grown up looking for revenge. But is it him? Or could it be somebody else? "Valentine" has an attractive cast which includes Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw, and Katherine Heigl. They do what they can with the material they've got, but a lackluster script doesn't really do them any justice. There are some scary moments throughout, however.

** (out of four)


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

2 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Hurts See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,024,648, 4 February 2001

Gross USA:

$20,384,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,684,136
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2.35 : 1
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