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Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Zed
Martin Raymond ...
Cab Driver
Eric Pascal Chaltiel ...
Bellboy
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Zoe
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Claude
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Francois
Kario Salem ...
Jean
Elise Renee ...
Patchoo (as Elise Renée)
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Martina
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Concierge (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ...
Bank Manager (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Gérard Bonn ...
Assistant Bank Manager (as Gerard Bonn)
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Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all decide to rob a bank the following day. There's only one problem: Zed's call-girl, Zoe, just happens to work at the bank which is to be robbed! Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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bank | call girl | bastille day | heroin | lust | See more »

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Rated R for strong violence and language, plentiful drug use and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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September 1994 (USA)  »

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Crack Brain  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$418,953 (USA)
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Trivia

Jean-Hugues Anglade was the driver for the two shots actually done in Paris. This was after production, and he wasn't under contract. He just happened to by in Paris at the time and offered to help anyway he could. See more »

Goofs

As they enter the jazz club on the night before the heist, a Dixieland band is heard and seen playing, but the drummer is obviously not touching the drums with the drum sticks. See more »

Quotes

Zoe: I am NOT a prostitute!
Zed: That's great. Can I have my 1000 francs back, then?
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The characters, events and institutions depicted in this motion picture are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons or junkies, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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La Chansonnette
M. Philippe-Gérard (as P. Philippe-Gérard) / Jean Drejac (as J. Dréjac)
© 1966 by Editions Philippe-Gérard
with the authorization of EMI Music Publishing, France S.A.
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Underrated caper flick. Not a great movie, sure, but still a very good one.
12 May 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Killing Zoe' is a movie that has grown on me over the years. When I first watched it I didn't think all that much of it, but each time I've seen it since I've liked it a little more, and I'm at the point now where I like it a lot. I don't think it's a GREAT movie, but it's a very good one, and extremely underrated. Roger Avary's connection with Quentin Tarantino has turned out to be more of a hindrance than a help to him. 'Killing Zoe' was frequently dismissed as just another Tarantino clone, which to me is unfair, because a) Avery actually wrote some of 'Reservoir Dogs', 'Pulp Fiction' and 'True Romance' (usually uncredited), and b) though the subject matter of 'Killing Zoe' is similar to say 'Reservoir Dogs', the approach is very different. And let's face it the heist-gone-wrong flick has a long history (the influence of 1950s crime classics 'Rififi', 'Bob Le Flambeur' and/or 'The Killing' on all subsequent variations of it cannot be underestimated), and Tarantino was building on an already established tradition. As well as that the hostage aspect of 'Killing Zoe' brings to mind 'Dog Day Afternoon' more than anything by QT. Anyway, I think this is an interesting movie. The violence is pretty blatant, but apart from that it is a subtle, character driven movie. Eric Stoltz ('Pulp Fiction') and Julie Delpy ('Before Sunrise') are both very good, especially in their first scene together, but the real stand out performance is by Jean-Hughes Anglade ('Betty Blue') who is outstanding. Anglade really makes the movie for me. 'Killing Zoe's reputation seems to be growing as the years go by, and now that the mid-90s Tarantino hype has died down it's about time it was judged on its own merits.


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