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Killing Zoe (1993)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Martin Raymond ...
Eric Pascal Chaltiel ...
Elise Renee ...
Patchoo (as Elise Renée)
Concierge (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ...
Bank Manager (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Gérard Bonn ...
Assistant Bank Manager (as Gerard Bonn)


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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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crack Brain  »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roger Avary and Eric Stoltz both said that they've always wanted to rob a bank, though Stoltz added "and not go to prison." Stoltz elaborated, "in America, I don't how it is in France, but in America every kid has a toy gun. We all want to shoot someone, pull a heist. This movie is the American dream." See more »


At the very end, when Zoe drives Zed away from the failed raid, it is meant to be 14 July but there are no parades or holiday crowds and traffic is circulating normally. See more »


Zed: Sometimes you just need the honesty and security of a whore.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


La Chansonnette
Music by Philippe-Gérard
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
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Killiing Zoe
2 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Killing Zoe, is about an American safe cracker named Zed, who travels to Paris, to meet up with a childhood friend of his. His first night in Paris, he hires a prostitute named Zoe, to stay with him. Zed, and Zoe connect with each other and become friends before they are rudely interrupted by Zed's childhood friend Eric. Eric, takes Zed out for a night on the town where they go to bars and do numerous different drugs. Eric, and his friends plan to rob the bank the next day and Zed, will be the safe cracker. While at the bank everything seems to go OK with the robbery until people start dying and Eric, starts to show his wild side. Also, Zed soon finds out about this and also finds out that one of the hostages is Zoe, who happens to work at the bank. This complicates matters. Winner of The Best Film and Critics Award for the film's writer/director Roger Avary at The Mystfest. Killing Zoe, has good direction, a good script, good performances by everyone involved, good original music, good cinematography and good production design. Killing Zoe, has stylish direction and some really good dialogue and is also interesting and intriguing and it becomes more and more compelling and fascinating as the robbery goes on and the film has a lot of action and becomes very entertaining. Director and writer Roger Avary, wrote and directed this film before he won the Oscar for co-writing Pulp Fiction, and he does show great potential as a great writer and director. He also demonstrated this in 2002 with the very underrated Rules Of Attraction. While he has not gotten the same type of credit as Pulp Fiction's co-writer and director Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary has talent all his own and will make it big in the movie business in years to come and I look forward to further projects he comes out with.

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