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Killing Zoe (1993)

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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Zed
Martin Raymond ...
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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Crime | Thriller

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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 USA:

$418,953
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Roger Ebert was fairly critical of the film, being unimpressed by the violence and drug elements. However, he ended his review by saying, "But you know what? I like this guy. A couple of days ago I was surfing through the messages on CompuServe, and I found one in the ShowBiz Forum headed 'Live in LA?' 'If you do,' the message said, 'be sure to see Killing Zoe! It's a terrific movie,' etc. Idly, I looked up to see who sent the message. It was Roger Avary. Anyone with that kind of zeal and fighting spirit for his work, is sooner or later going to do something great. You mark my words." Roger Avary never forgot that, and regularly answered questions for Ebert's Movie Answer Man column. See more »

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When the robbers are in the back of the van handing out the masks, Eric is handed the same mask twice. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: [stumbling into basement room] Ox! Where is thy yoke?
[collapses, dead]
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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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Edited from Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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Afrika
Written and Performed by Foula
Courtesy of Brooke Wentz
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Killing Zed
2 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Roger Avary´s "Killing Zoe" tells the conventional story of a failed bank robbery with the following taking of hostages, but not the plot itself is the most important thing, it is more interesting how the director executed the whole affair: the gangsters are a riffraff of junkies and pot smokers, the dialogues feature once more a bundled load dirty language, what´s no wonder when you know that Quentin Tarantino was the executive producer of this film. Eric Stoltz, an actor where I can always find something bad, is hilarious in repeating his "Pulp Fiction"-part, however, Julie Delpy´s talent is pretty wasted, and only the show of ass and tits makes no character-role! The greatest appearance has Jean-Hugues Anglade as permanently doped gang lead Eric in an almost unbelievable cool performance! I also liked the unusual camera angles and the slow motion showdown! Maybe not as great as the original Tarantino movies, but still a funny flick! 8 out of 10!!!!!


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