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Down in the Valley (2005)

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Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Norton ... Harlan
Evan Rachel Wood ... Tobe
David Morse ... Wade
Rory Culkin ... Lonnie
Bruce Dern ... Charlie
John Diehl ... Steve
Geoffrey Lewis ... Sheridan
Elizabeth Peña ... Gale
Kat Dennings ... April
Hunter Parrish ... Kris
Aviva Baumann ... Sherri (as Aviva)
Aaron Fors ... Jeremy
Heather Ashleigh ... Shell
Jennifer Echols ... Rita
Cesar Flores Cesar Flores ... Hispanic Kid (as Cesar D. Flores)
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Storyline

Tobe is about 16, living with her dad and younger brother in LA's San Fernando Valley. She invites a gas station attendant named Harlan to come to the beach with her and her friends. He's from South Dakota, wears a cowboy hat, talks country, and has been a ranch hand. They have a great time, his simple expressions seem like wisdom, he's attentive and polite, and even though he's more than twice her age, she wants to spend time with him. When her father objects, she rebels. Harlan, meanwhile, thinks she's his soul mate, and he starts making plans to get her away from her father. Worlds are set to collide, but which ones? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This May, there's a new cowboy in town See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

O Vale Proibido See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,806, 7 May 2006

Gross USA:

$568,932

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$855,009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The $8 million budget was financed by a wealthy producer-financier, Sam Nazarian of Element Films. See more »

Goofs

When Harlan takes Lonnie shooting, he uses a gun that takes 6 rounds. After shooting all six out of one and supposedly shooting four from the other, he offers the gun to Lonnie and asks, "Do you want the last two?" However, five shots from the second gun can clearly be heard before he makes the offer. See more »

Quotes

Harlan: I've tried living down in the valley again, really tried this time. Walked up and down it looking for one open face, but most people I've meet hardly seem like human beings to me anymore.
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References My Darling Clementine (1946) See more »

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For You To Be Mine
Written by Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett & Amy Miles
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Original, Emotional, Intense!

I thought this movie was fantastic!! I couldn't predict what would happen, and it was like watching a great book where you can't wait to turn the page, without having to get my fingers out of the popcorn. But really I forgot all about the popcorn. The acting was great, the music was captivating and really heightened the emotions. I felt so much for Evan Rachel Wood's character and Rory Culkin. But I also reeaally enjoyed Edward Norton's performance. I'd never heard of this director before, but I really liked how this film moved along and it looked great. And, since I live in Los Angeles, it was fun to see such familiar locations. I really recommend this film for people who like substance, not just action. It's not one for the kids obviously, but if you liked any of the Cohen Brothers movies, or Fight Club, or Garden State, you'll most likely enjoy Down In The Valley. I did!!


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