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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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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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scam | hotel room | hotel | video | bar | See All (128) »

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The ultimate romantic getaway. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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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Another road movie but this time with a difference.
6 August 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Day, Barry Langrishe, Chris Haywood, Andrew S. Gilbert, Max Cullen, Barry Otto. First impression is another road movie with two young lovers doing the Badlands. Director Bill Bennett is not that stupid. He has managed to add a twist in the genre, adding that extra spice. Yes, the fugitives are young and beautiful, with personality to keep one interested. But do they really know each other. Wherever they spend the night, a throat is sliced. Who could it be? Do they know each other that well? The entire movie is based on our perception of others. Do we really know much about our close ones. Even the detectives, (on the young lovers trail), have a moment over breakfast when one reveals a past the other never knew about. And for the general public, there is the character Zipper, an ex-footballer admired by everyone. But a video tape in the possession of our heroes reveals his inner evil. Matt and Frances do a fine job in a movie without a script, (they worked on a plot outline and the rest just happened). The great moments occur with the detectives played by Haywood and Gilbert, two skilled actors who bounce off each other so well that you sometimes feel as if you are watching a documentary. The technics used with the jump-cuts is an old one but works here. Just glad they didn't give us a picturesque of the Australian outback.


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