Charlie Valentine

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Charlie Valentine
Charlie Valentine.jpg
Directed by Jesse Johnson
Produced by Ray Calaveri
Ted Warren
Bill Gottlieb
Written by Jesse V. Johnson
Starring Raymond J. Barry
Michael Weatherly
Keith David
Steven Bauer
with James Russo
and Tom Berenger
Music by Marcello De Francisci
Wagner Fulco
Cinematography Jonathan Hall
Edited by Carrie Caughlin
Jill Hansson
America Media Group
Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Release date
  • March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million

Charlie Valentine, also released as The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine, is a 2009 Crime drama starring Raymond J. Barry in the titular role.[1] The film co-stars Michael Weatherly, James Russo, and Tom Berenger, and was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California. The film was directed by Jesse Johnson, who directed the 2009 film The Butcher.


Aging small-time gangster Charlie Valentine (Barry) tries to pull one over on his boss Rocco (Russo) for some retirement cash. He assembles his old group, and despite Sal's (David) misgivings, they go through with it. The con goes wrong and only Charlie escapes with his life, leaving Rocco furious and demanding revenge. Charlie reconciles with his estranged son Danny (Weatherly) for a place to stay. Danny is curious about his father's lifestyle, though he is apprehensive after serving time in prison. Regardless the two men rob Danny's boss Ferucci (Bauer), who catches on and later finds out about Charlie's hitman life. Ferucci informs Rocco of the Valentines, pinning the two men in a death match in Ferucci's club that leaves only Danny still alive.



Director Jesse Johnson won the Best Picture award Action On Film International Film Festival. The film also won for Best Action Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Score.[2]


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