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Kiss or Kill (1997)

After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Peters ...
Young Nikki
Julie Wood ...
Nikki's Mother (as Julie Sobotta)
Syd Brisbane ...
Nikki's Father
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Nikki Davies
Geoff Revell ...
Paul Nathan
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Al Fletcher
Barry Langrishe ...
Zipper Doyle
Eliza Lovell ...
Felicity
Jordan Weldon-Iley ...
Young Boy
Carmel Johnson ...
Hotel Regency Maid
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Detective Hummer
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Detective Crean
Liz Windsor ...
Medical Examiner
Paul Rees ...
Assistant Medical Examiner
Audine Leith ...
Jules in the Gym

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Storyline

Two young scam artists rob their drugged victims after the woman is picked up in bars and taken to a hotel room. The only problem is that their latest victim dies. Looking at his stuff, they suddenly find a video tape with a former athlete sexually involved with a young boy. The woman contacts the athlete and sets off a series of murders in which they are incriminated and a chase across Australia led by the athlete, the police, and an aborigine tracker. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some graphic sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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14 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,088 (USA) (14 November 1997)

Gross:

$731,091 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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Quotes

Detective Crean: [Reading a police report on Al] He's got a short wick.
Detective Hummer: Fuse.
Detective Crean: What?
Detective Hummer: Short fuse. That's the term.
Detective Crean: No, it's referring to his dick size.
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Lots of twists in this road
23 February 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

The only other Bill Bennett film I've seen is TWO IF BY SEA, but after this unusual and entertaining film, he's forgiven. This was nothing like I expected it to be. Sure, it's a crime movie, lovers-on-the-run movie, and a road movie, but it's a whole lot more. We get to care about the characters a lot more than we would in a formula Hollywood picture, and we also explore the relationship between Nikki and Al. Bennett's style also fits, with his use of jump-cutting and no music on the soundtrack. If there was a fault with this film, it's that sometimes I was a little confused about where the plot was going, but that's only a quibble. The twists this movie takes will definitely keep you interested, and Bennett deserves praise for going off the beaten path.


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