Down in the Valley

  • 2005
  • R
  • 112 min
  • USA
  • drama, romance

On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is suspicious of her lover.

Director: David Jacobson

Writer: David Jacobson

Stars: Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin, Bruce Dern

The premise of Old West clashing with modern suburbia is fresh and initially intriguing, but the second act degenerates into a clumsy jumble of events which strain credibility.

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Main Cast


Tagline: Sometimes it's hard to find your way.

Motion Picture Rating: R

Genres: drama, romance

Keywords: indian territory, beach, stetson, san fernando valley, strange person


Producer: Edward Norton, Holly Wiersma, Stavros Merjos, Adam Rosenfelt

Editor: Edward Norton, Lynzee Klingman, David Jacobson

Casting: Barbara Fiorentino, Rebecca Mangieri, Kelly O'Brien

Director of photography: Enrique Chediak

Original music composer: Peter Salett

Costume design: Jacqueline West

Executive producer: Sam Nazarian

Production design: Franco-Giacomo Carbone

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 112 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color