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Zero Day (2003)

Unrated | | Drama | 23 January 2004 (Finland)
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Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.


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Chelsea Cipolla ...
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Andre's Cousin
Victoria Everman ...
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Joe Falco ...
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Alyssa Goodin ...
Ryan Janowski ...
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High school friends Andre Kriegman and Cal Gabriel declare war on their classmates and plan a terrifying assault on their high school. As they begin the deadly countdown to their final act of revenge, the two start a video diary to explain their feelings and chronicle their mission. Written by Famous Coachman

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In high school, you're told you can do anything you put your mind to. See more »




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Release Date:

23 January 2004 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Día cero  »

Box Office


$20,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,499 (USA) (5 September 2003)


$7,221 (USA) (12 September 2003)

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the scene where Calvin and Andre go shooting with Chris, Andre says "natrual selection" while Calvin is firing. "Natural selection" was Eric Harris's (Colombine shooter) favourite law. basically, it states that nature gets rid of the weak organisms, while supplying the stronger organisms. See more »


In the scene dated July 31, 2000, Cal is shown going to the orthodontist to have his bottom braces removed. However, in the first scene, dated June 23, 2000, you can clearly see that Cal's bottom teeth have no braces when he moves in to speak into the camera. See more »


Calvin Gabriel: My trusty old Sunday school Bible.
[pointing to the cover]
Calvin Gabriel: And I got this nice little snake sticker for memorizing the books of the New Testament.
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References Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »


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a day to remember
3 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is essentially shot on a hand held camera by the actors in it. In some ways a mockumentary in other ways a video diary from killers it is full on account of a "Columbine" style attack. While this movie does not answer all the big questions, it does give you an insight into how easy it would be to get away with. Through the movie you are shown how the actors illegally shortened shot guns, made pipe bombs and came up with an action plan for "Zero Day". The actors (if you can call them that) were brilliant, they obviously borrowed heavily from there own lives, but at no stage did I detect them really acting (Something Tom Cruise should try). The use of the CCTV and the 911 operator at the end was genius, but I'm not sure if we needed the very last scene. Overall though a really good movie on a very tough topic.

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