6.5/10
17,347
113 user 54 critic

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

Director:

John Herzfeld

Writer:

John Herzfeld
Reviews
Popularity
3,328 ( 854)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You have one minute to decide the rest of your life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1 lepto prothesmia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,352,440, 29 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,114,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First feature film where Charlize Theron does a nude scene. See more »

Goofs

At the pool, Dosmo's grip on his gun repeatedly changes from one to two handed between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Dosmo Pizzo: I ain't afraid of them. They just don't like me. I don't know what it is. They always growl at me.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello Sunshine
Written and Performed by Wilson Pickett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth watching....for its entertainment value.
1 April 2004 | by CombermanSee all my reviews

Trying to compare Two Days in the Valley with Tarantino's Pulp Fiction is pointless. There is very little originality in the vast majority of modern movies; by and large within their particular genre most movies are variations on a theme. I've watched Pulp Fiction several times and enjoyed it every time and I'll probably watch it many times more. I watched Two Days in the Valley and never once thought about PF, because I enjoyed it and accepted it as just another variation on a theme that was worth watching....and I'll more than likely watch it again....for its entertainment value. The characters were believable in a many-threaded plot that finally knitted together in a way that did not seem contrived.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 113 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed