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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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A riveting film! See more (49 total) »


  (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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

No professional film cameras were used in the making of the film.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Andre Kriegman, Calvin Gabriel:Let the countdown begin!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Mortal Kombat (1992) (VG)See more »
Eliminator Jr.See more »


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42 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
A riveting film!, 11 July 2005
Author: mfuson77 from Canada

I rented Zero Day from the local video store last week. I had never heard of the film and I had my reservations about it. Just from looking at the box I knew the film was an Indie film and therefore the quality was going to be less than a mainstream film.

I can tell you that after I finished watching Zero Day I immediately started it from the beginning again. The film was clearly following the basic outline of what happened at Columbine High School of April of 1999, but what struck me was how believable the two lead actors were. My first time through watching this film I wasn't entirely sure if what I was watching were actual tapes left behind by the shooters at Columbine. In the back of my mind I knew what I was watching could not be real but at the same time the acting was so convincing you had to keep giving your head a shake.

Is the film disturbing? Absolutely! Are you going to see things that will make you question the merit of the film? Probably. I think what most people will find disturbing is they will actually have feelings for the two lead characters, Calvin and Andre (Played by Cal Robertson and Andre Keuck). Why is that problematic for some people? Calvin and Andre are planning a massacre at their high school. I know for myself, I felt an immense sadness for Andre and Calvin. I had empathy for them because their lives had come to such a horrific point. They had fallen so deeply through cracks that they had begun a journey down a road which could have been stopped, if only people around them had taken notice to their plight.

Zero Day is a phenomenal film. It gives you an up close and personal look to events that most of us will only ever see the conclusion to on the news. It leaves you thinking about the lives involved. And it leaves you perplexed how people get to this point. A week after seeing this film, I still think about it.

Those of you who have not seen Zero Day please keep in mind the following: The film is an independent with little to no budget and the film is shot on camcorders. The material in the film is disturbing. This is not mainstream Hollywood and there is no happy ending.

But if you can put all that aside, Zero Day is a film that will stick with you and just maybe help you to open your eyes a little.

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