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Year: 2001
USA & UK: Warner Bros
Cast: David Boreanaz, Denise Richards, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw, Jessica Cauffiel, Katherine Heigl, Fulvio Cecere, Daniel Cosgrove, Johnny Whitworth, Wyatt Page, Benita Ha, Hedy Burress, Chelsea Florko
Director: Jamie Blanks
Country: USA
UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: R for strong horror violence, some sexuality and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence and horror and some strong language
USA Release Date: 2 February 2001
UK Release Date: 13 April 2001


Love is in the air. On the most romantic day of the year, would-be lovers woo hearts with flowers, candy, cards and gifts. Best friends Kate (Marley Shelton), Paige (Denise Richards), Dorothy (Jessica Capshaw), Lily (Jessica Cauffiel) and Shelly (Katherine Heigl) are young women looking for a relationship -- a valentine to die for. And this year they might just get their wish.

The film revolves around Kate, Paige, Dorothy, Lily and Shelly, who grew up together, went through school together and shared their dreams of the perfect boy and the perfect future. Lily is the school princess; Paige, the class bad girl; Kate is quiet; Dorothy plump and insecure. The four become a group and stick together, scorning the nerds and presenting a unified front to the school bullies. Years later, they are still friends. Their lives now include careers but, like many young women, they are navigating through the singles scene.

David Boreanaz, whose star has catapulted in the top-rated series "Buffy" and his own spin-off, "Angel," makes his big screen starring debut as Adam, a sports writer with whom journalist Kate finds herself in on-again-off-again relationship. As the film unfolds, and terrible things begin to happen to Kate and her circle of friends, Adam and Kate become even closer.

The story begins before Valentine's Day when the friends convene for a close friend's funeral, after which they all start receiving strange, menacing Valentine messages.

At first, the women dismiss the twisted greetings as a sick joke. Then they meet with the detective (Fulvio Cecere) investigating their friend's death and learn there could be a link to someone they all knew, and tormented, years ago, at a Valentine's dance in junior high school - a boy named Jeremy Melton. The police try to trace him but the trail is cold. They can find no recent address, employment record or photograph. If Jeremy Melton still exists, he could be anyone, anywhere.

As the threats of violence intensify, each of the women grapples with the realization that any man she knows - or ever knew - could be a vicious killer.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Dylan Sellars Production, the horror thriller VALENTINE starring David Boreanaz (TV's ANGEL), Denise Richards (THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH), Marley Shelton (NEVER BEEN KISSED), Jessica Capshaw (TV's ODD MAN OUT) and Katherine Heigl (TV's ROSWELL). The thriller is directed by Jamie Blanks (URBAN LEGEND) from a screenplay by Donna Powers & Wayne Powers (DEEP BLUE SEA) and Gretchen J Berg and Aaron Harberts, based on the novel by Tom Savage. Dylan Sellars (THE REPLACEMENTS) is the producer. Grant Rosenberg (TV's LOIS & CLARK) and Bruce Berman (THE MATRIX, RED PLANET) are the executive producers.

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