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Valentine (2001)

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


Jamie Blanks


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





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


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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Scared to be alone on Valentine's Day? You should be. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Katherine Heigl has disowned the film, claiming that she hates it. She didn't read the whole script before accepting her role, only the scenes containing her character. In a 2005 magazine interview, she said she regretted the decision to appear in the film after seeing the final cut of the film. See more »


After the funeral near the start of the movie Adam kisses Kate on one cheek then the camera changes and we see him pulling away from the other cheek. See more »


Gary Taylor: You look great, Kate. How about a date, Kate? You could be my mate, Kate.
Kate Davies: You're scary, Gary.
Gary Taylor: This could be our fate, Kate.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

According to director Jamie Blanks a lot of the violent scenes were trimmed down. This was not done to satisfy the MPAA (the original cut was rated "R"). Instead Warner Bros. thought that due to the political climate the amount of violence as shown in the original version was not tolerable at the time. See more »


References Eating Raoul (1982) See more »


RX Queen
Written by Chino Moreno, Abe Cunningham, Chi Cheng (as Chi Cheng) and Stephen Carpenter
Performed by Deftones
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I can just see the story board on this one
11 April 2001 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

Scenario: Studio big wig to hack producer--"We need a horror film for Valentines day--give me a storyboard(sketch) by the end of the week!". Next Week: Hack producer shows scene of guy in cupid mask shooting preppy chicks with arrows, nothing else--what else can you do for Valentines day? Studio big wig: "We cant keep up a film for an hour and a half with that crap--steal stuff from every hackneyed horror film you can think of--especially 'Scary Movie'".

Next week hack producer produces about 20 minutes of cool death scenes with some half baked originality.

Studio big wig: "I like it! now get me a cheap ghost writer to fill in the other hour and I think I can get Denise Richards!"

That's pretty much it, throw in a few relatives of some semi-famous actors looking for a break and you have "Valentine".

A bunch of good looking slasher scenes looking for a plot.

I hope Denise makes it big before her looks go!

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Release Date:

2 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Hurts See more »


Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,024,648, 4 February 2001

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