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Ben Coccio (writer)
Christopher Coccio (writer)
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Release Date:
23 January 2004 (Finland) See more »
In high school, you're told you can do anything you put your mind to. See more »
Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Cal Robertson ... Cal Gabriel

Andre Keuck ... Andre Kreigman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serataren Adragna ... Prom Goer

Melissa Banks ... Victim
Josh Bednarsky ... Josh (as Joshua Bednarsky)
Rachel Benichak ... Rachel Lurie
Chelsea Cipolla ... Victim
Christopher Coccio ... Andre's Cousin

Carmine DiBenedetto ... Victim
Victoria Everman ... 1st Library Victim
Joe Falco ... First Poet

David Futernick ... Student
Alyssa Goodin ... Student
Ryan Janowski ... Student
Derrick Karg ... Victim
Gerhard Keuck ... Andre's Parent
Johanne Keuck ... Andre's Parent
Tyler Knowlin ... Teen Poet
Bobby Moreau ... Librarian
Greg Murphy ... Prom Goer
Amy Nemeth ... Student

Samantha J. Phillips ... 911 Operator (as Samantha Philips)
Sarah Pilla ... Victim
Madelyn Robertson ... Cal's Sister
Pam Robertson ... Cal's Parent
Steve Robertson ... Cal's Parent
Michael Omar Walters ... Victim

Directed by
Ben Coccio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Coccio  writer
Christopher Coccio  writer

Produced by
Richard Abramowitz .... executive producer
Adam Brightman .... executive producer
Ben Coccio .... producer
Barney Oldfield .... producer
Original Music by
Benji Cossa 
Cinematography by
Ben Coccio 
Film Editing by
Ben Coccio 
David Shuff 
Production Design by
Courtney Jordan 
Set Decoration by
Courtney Jordan 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Shuff .... assistant director
Special Effects by
Christopher Coccio .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Charolette Curtis .... grip
Other crew
Trevor Gribble .... video to film transfer

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USA:92 min | Argentina:92 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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The movie began shooting in 1999 after the Columbine Massacre, and finished shooting in mid 2001. It was initially slated for release later that year in the fall. The release was canceled after September 11 terrorist attacks, out of concern over public reaction. Director Ben Coccio spent the next six months heavily re-editing the film. It was finally released in 2003, nearly two full years after filming was completed.See more »
Continuity: In the opening credits one of the main characters, Andre Kriegman, is erroneously called Andre Kreigman. In the rest of the movie his name has a correct, German, spelling of the name.See more »
Calvin Gabriel:Uhh... we've also experimented with duct taping shrapnel to the outside... and, as far as it's effectiveness, uhh... we can't say anything because we're not testing any of them and we won't be using them until Zero Day.
Calvin Gabriel:So if you really wanna know you might wanna... ask a survivor.
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
Eliminator Jr.See more »


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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Realism pushed to it's scary limits, 14 July 2005
Author: benoitlelievre from Canada

I just came back from the Montreal premiere of Zero Day...and i'm surprised as hell to find a negative comment on the movie. Basically the blame is about Coccio doing an easy and overplayed social message...well, Mr-I'm-a-reviewer, it's an easy and overplayed critic of movies with a social charge.

Not that I want to expose my life here, but I come from a small town with a similar school than these guys go. Reject & ignorance on the menu. Thing is...I understand how can young kids can be driven to do such horror. High schools have became battle fields of conformity. It's a real ugly sight. You need to fight your way into being like the others. It's hard to explain, bit a lot of people dosen't realize that high schools are becoming cemeteries of human intelligence. Meanwhile, parents are closing their eyes and smiling about how their life in their comfortable suburb is perfect.

The real motive of the movie isn't about what is driving them. It's about this death-like calm suburb and everybody closing their eyes and trying to create this atmosphere of a perfect town. Cal expressed it well. It's a wake up call. Drama is everywhere and it can take every shape. In that case little dramas(like Andre being called a faggot for wearing a J.C Penny shirt) are shaping into being the worse nightmare of a whole town. Andre & Cal took the most extreme way to express their pain. The malaise of unconformity in an era where you need more than ever to be like the others to be accepted.

I like particularly the last scenes where some guys are burning the crosses of Andre & Cal, like if with the pain they communicated, Cal & Andre have communicated their blind rage to their community, their refusal to think about the causes of some acts.

It might seemed aggressive as a movie, but Coccio is meditating more than whining or enunciating. What Andre & Cal are living is a reality...and a scary one that might get to other kids.

Disturbing movie...Home making and strong feeling made Ben Coccio do a very very disturbing movie.

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