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Zig Zag (2002)

R  |   |  Drama  |  9 July 2002 (USA)
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An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.

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Dean Singer has terminal cancer, yet is determined to spend his last days taking care of his 15 year-old 'big brother program' protégé, Louis 'Zig Zag' Fletcher. Dean got Louis a dishwasher job in shamelessly abusive, exploiting Mr. 'The Toad' Walters' restaurant. Louis' dead-beat, neglecting yet abusive dad pushes him for 'rent' (actually to repay violent loan-shark Cadillac Tom), which the half-wit gets by - stealing from Walters' safe, remembering numbers being his only talent. Singer is determined to return the money, despite excessive risks, with surprising allies. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for strong language and sexual content, elements of drugs and violence | See all certifications »
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Goofs

The length of Singer's cigarette when he is in the hospital with Jenna. See more »

Quotes

Jenna: What's your name?
ZigZag: ZigZag. Two big Z's, two little G's.
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Features The Incredible Hulk (1996) See more »

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Sadness Soot
Performed by 'Grant Lee PHillips'
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Watch out! This is pepper spray! Oh, you're only 15? Get in the car.
11 July 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Zigzag" tells of a benchmark time in the life of the title character, a mentally "different" black 15 year old innercity boy (Jones). An ambiguous tale with an underdeveloped centerpiece which is hard to get your head around, this gritty film is fraught with character exaggerations so extreme as to make for poor credibility. Nonetheless, for those who can make the huge leap of faith required to buy into this drama, there is a touching story of the best and the worst of humanity in counterpoise with a somewhat poetic narrative. "Zigzag" is a misfire which seems to have a clear purpose with a flawed execution. C+


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