| Share
 

2 Days in the Valley

Director/Writer:John Herzfeld
Director of Photography:Oliver Wood
Editors:Jim Miller and Wayne Wahrman
Music:Anthony Marinelli
Production Designer:Catherine Hardwicke
Producers: Jeff Wald and Herb Nanas
Rysher Entertainment/MGM Credit Lyonnais; R; 105 minutes
Release:9/96
Cast:Danny Aiello, Greg Cruttwell, James Spader, Teri Hatcher, Charlize Theron, Jeff Daniels, Eric Stoltz, Glenne Headly, Paul Mazursky, Louise Fletcher, Marsha Mason, Keith Carradine, Peter Horton and Austin Pendleton

With its four intersecting stories, 2 Days in the Valley falls somewhere between Short Cuts and Pulp Fiction, though it lacks the cutting-edge hipness of both. But the quirky film works as a comic film noir and offers up endearing characters. Ultra-cool Lee Woods (Spader) hires hitman Dosmo Pizzo (Aiello) to kill Roy Fox (Horton) in a complicated insurance scam. At the time of the murder, two vice cops (Daniels and Stoltz), who want to move to homicide, bungle a massage-parlor bust. Obnoxious, twitty art dealer Alan Hopper (Cruttwell) gets his comeuppance when he suffers a kidney stone attack in the middle of a street. Pizzo ends up holding Hopper and his secretary (Headly) hostage and cooks them a sumptuous pasta dish. The last vignette features a down-and-out writer and director (Mazursky), who puts his suicide on hold until he can find someone to care for his dog. While contemplating his dog's future, he meets a nurse (Fletcher), who volunteers her brother, Alan Hopper, to adopt the beloved dog. Aiello loads the film with laughs and emerges as the scene stealer.


Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on 2 Days in the Valley from Infoplease:

  • 2 Days in the Valley - 2 Days in the Valley HBO Home Video; rental pricing Feature; R Director: John Herzfeld Cast: Danny ...
  • Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade - Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Swingers 2 Days in the Valley Videos.com; $14.95 Short; NR ...
  • Teri Hatcher - Teri Hatcher actress Born: 12/8/1964 Birthplace: Sunnyvale, California Until 2004 when she became ...
  • Charlize Theron - Charlize Theron actress Born: 8/7/1975 Birthplace: Benoni, South Africa Like several actresses ...

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring