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September 1994 (USA) See more »
Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eric Stoltz ... Zed
Martin Raymond ... Cab Driver
Eric Pascal Chaltiel ... Bellboy

Julie Delpy ... Zoe

Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Eric

Gary Kemp ... Oliver

Salvator Xuereb ... Claude

Bruce Ramsay ... Ricardo

Tai Thai ... Francois
Kario Salem ... Jean
Elise Renee ... Patchoo (as Elise Renée)

Cecilia Peck ... Martina

Ron Jeremy ... Concierge (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ... Bank Manager (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Gérard Bonn ... Assistant Bank Manager (as Gerard Bonn)
Gladys Holland ... Sub Lobby Teller
Chris Tragos ... Sub Lobby Assistant
George Hernandez ... Stodgy Customer
Rich Turner ... American Tourist (as Richard Turner)

Kimberly Beck ... Woman Customer
Sandra Larédo ... Woman Teller

David Richard Thompson ... Burnt Vault Guard (as David Thompson)
Bernard Baski ... Assault Police
Michel Jean-Philippe ... Assault Police
Michael Kayman ... Assault Police (as Michel Kayem)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Djimon Hounsou ... Moïse (voice)

Sean Galuszka ... Heroin Addict (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Avary 
Writing credits
Roger Avary (written by)

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... executive producer
Rebecca Boss .... executive producer (as Becka Boss)
Samuel Hadida .... producer
Jeff Schechtman .... co-producer
Quentin Tarantino .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Tom Richmond (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kathryn Himoff 
Casting by
Rick Montgomery 
Dan Parada 
Production Design by
David Wasco 
Art Direction by
Charles Collum 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco 
Costume Design by
Mary Claire Hannan 
Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
Ashlee Petersen .... key hair stylist
Ashlee Petersen .... key makeup artist
Tom Savini .... special makeup effects
Toni Savini .... assistant makeup effects
Heidi Seeholzer .... assistant hair stylist
Heidi Seeholzer .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Sara Spring .... unit production manager (as Sara Spring Enright)
Olivier Thaon .... unit production manager: France
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trey Batchelor .... second assistant director
Christine Fuller .... second second assistant director
Jason Roberts .... additional assistant director
John E. Vohlers .... first assistant director (as John Vohlers)
Art Department
Michael Armani .... set designer
John Felgate .... assistant property master
Kym Kartiganer .... swing gang
Richard Louderback .... tattoo artist
Michael Lusk .... swing gang
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser (as Michael Malone)
Ray Maxwell .... construction coordinator
Stanley Pasay .... scenic painter
Mario Saverino .... leadman
Stork .... assistant mural artist
Thomas R. Wagner .... property master/armorer (as Thomas Geraci-Wagner)
Kevin White .... assistant art director
Chris L. Winslow .... mural artist (as Chris Winslow)
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
Bobbi Almoite .... assistant sound editor
Steve Bissinger .... sound effects editor
Giovanni Di Simone .... sound mixer
Rubén Domingo .... sound editor
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor
John Edwards-Younger .... sound effects editor
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Kimberly Harris .... adr supervisor (as Kimberly Harris-Rivolier)
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
John A. Larsen .... supervising sound editor (as John Larsen)
Yehuda Maayan .... boom operator (as Jehuda Maayan)
Jennifer Myers .... foley walker
Margie O'Malley .... foley walker
Frank Smathers .... dialogue editor
Frank Smathers .... sound editor
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve Smith)
David Spence .... dialogue editor
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor
Beth Wiehe .... apprentice sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Andre G. Ellingson .... special effects coordinator (as André G. Ellingson)
Josh Hakian .... key special effects
Anthony Simonaitis .... special effects technician
Randy Tarum .... special effects technician (as Randy Lee Tarum)
Visual Effects by
Gretchen Avary .... positive visualization
Sylvia Keulen .... visual effects
Mike Sowa .... digital color timer
Rick Avery .... stunt player
Dane Farwell .... stunt player
Glory Fioramonti .... stunt player (as Gloria Fioramonti)
Tim Gilbert .... stunt player
Tabby Hanson .... stunt player (as Tabitha Hanson)
Al Jones .... stunt coordinator
Brett A. Jones .... stunt player (as Brett Jones)
Erik Stabenau .... stunt player (as Eric Stabenau)
Cherie Tash .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Bellamy .... grip
Linda R. Chen .... still photographer
Claude Chron .... key grip: France
Jason 'Jake' Cross .... grip (as Jason Cross)
Lee A. Dublin .... second camera assistant (as Lee Allison Dublin)
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kirk R. Gardener)
Michael Graef .... electrician
David Travis Grieb .... grip
Chris Haarhoff .... Steadicam operator
Robert C. Haile .... second assistant camera
Smitty Howell .... electrician (as Henry Howell)
Jay Anthony Jones .... first assistant camera (as Tony Jones)
Chris Lombardi .... second camera operator (as Cris Lombardi)
Shaun Madigan .... gaffer
Jose Ricardo 'Stickshift' Martinez .... grip (as Jose-Ricardo Martinez)
Eamon McGillicuddy .... electrician
Jason Prezant .... additional camera assistant
Sacha Riviere .... camera loader
Red Sinclair .... best boy electric
Rick Stribling .... key grip
Jean-Pierre Supe .... first assistant camera: France
John Warner .... best boy grip
Kenny Yakkel .... dolly grip
Kenny Yakkel .... zipcam grip
Casting Department
Leah Applebaum .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor
Jeannie H. Kelly .... costumer
Patia Prouty .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Phillip J. Bartell .... second assistant editor: France
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Lesley Langs .... apprentice editor
Karey Maltzahn .... first assistant editor: France
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Mike Sowa .... digital color timer
Michael J. Harker .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Music Department
Jerry Gottus .... music engineer
Scott Harding .... music engineer
Randy Lee .... musician: bass
Stephanie Rubin .... music production coordinator
Brooke Wentz .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Stephen Brown .... driver
Jeff Hubacek .... driver: honeywagon (as Jeffery Hubacek)
James Lowder .... transportation coordinator (as James R. Lowder)
Robert McCord .... transportation captain
John Simanovich .... driver
Other crew
Stephanie Axe .... office production assistant
Kate Axelrod .... production coordinator
Thierry Benloulou .... consultant: France
Bruce Comtois .... security officer
Claudette Cribbin .... craft service
Claudette Cribbin .... first aid
Dennis Davidson .... Unit publicity
Rob Disner .... office production assistant (as Robert B. Disner)
Frédéric Doniguian .... location manager: France (as Frederic Doniguian)
Arnaud Dupont .... location manager: France
Marc J. Federman .... insurance: Near North Insurance (as Marc Federman)
Jacquelyn Frisco .... assistant production coordinator
Martin Grange .... action car coordinator: France
Garrett Grant .... location manager
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group
Dominique Hascoet .... production assistant: France
April A. Janow .... production accountant (as April Janow)
Petra Jorgensen .... script supervisor
Sarah Kelly .... set production assistant
Yrava Regor .... translator
Jonathon Slator .... location scout (as Jonathon Slater)
Robert Wayne Vaupel .... assistant accountant (as Rob Vaupel)
Thomas R. Wagner .... weapons handler
Bumble Ward .... unit publicist
Shelley Wolfe .... payroll (as Shelly Wolfe)
Michael Mendelsohn .... financial consultant (uncredited)
Patrick Dollard .... very special thanks
Bill Unger .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong violence and language, plentiful drug use and a sex scene
96 min | France:99 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

One of the shooters during the Columbine Massacre was going around shouting "this is the best day of my life," a line from Killing Zoe. Roger Avary has stated that hearing that made him feel oddly responsible.See more »
Continuity: When the robbers are in the back of the van handing out the masks, Eric is handed the same mask twice.See more »
Zoe:I'll show you a real Paris.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Killiing Zoe, 2 March 2005
Author: cultfilmfan from Canada

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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