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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

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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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Taglines:

The nights are cool. But the days are murder! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Days in the Valley See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,352,440, 29 September 1996

Gross USA:

$11,132,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,132,210
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Mazursky's character has an Emmy Award in his apartment; Mazursky himself was nominated for two Emmys for his writing achievements on The Danny Kaye Show (1963). See more »

Goofs

In the cemetery, when Audrey (Marsha Mason) and Teddy (Paul Mazurky) meet, Audrey visits a grave where the gravestone is of the Civil War-Spanish American War type, not used after 1922. See more »

Quotes

Alvin Strayer: Fuckin' Hack!
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Soundtracks

Cold
Written by Anthony Marinelli, Scott Reeder and John Herzfeld
Performed by Scott Reeder
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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"Short Cuts" meets "Pulp Fiction"
23 April 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY (1996) *** James Spader, Danny Aiello, Eric Stoltz, Jeff Daniels, Paul Mazursky, Teri Hatcher, Charlize Theron, Marsha Mason, Glenne Headly, Greg Cruttwell, David Carradine, Peter Horton, Louise Fletcher, Austin Pendleton. "Pulp Fiction" meets "Short Cuts" best describes this fun, exciting and leisurely paced comedy/crime thriller with a dozen characters crossing over into each others' paths during 48 hours of murder, suicidal tendencies and the usual California angst of the San Fernado Valley. Great ensemble cast all obviously having fun and one helluva cat fight between Amazonian Theron and buxom Hatcher! Oh mama!


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