A mugger falls in love with one of his victims and struggles to balance the relationship with his secret life of crime and the secret reason why he must carry it on.

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Leonard Paulson
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Leah Herzog
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Patrick Paulson
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Chris
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Tracy
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Harry
Doug Abrahams ...
Whittaker
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Robert
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Feldman
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Mr. Henderson (as Young MC)
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Fence
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Christina
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Sasha
Quinn Starr ...
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Jody-Kay Marklew ...
Jackie
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Adult brothers Patrick and Leonard Paulson, both tortured souls, have long been affected by an incident in their childhood, which has manifested itself differently in the brothers. Patrick writes as therapy, specifically about his and Leonard's lives. Younger by one year, Leonard, who works a day job as a waiter, is, on the other hand, a thief, both in property and personal crime. Because of their relationship, Patrick ends up taking the fall and the associated seven year jail sentence for Leonard's latest crime. On an unrelated incident, Leonard ends up having mugger's remorse after the fact when he recognizes his latest victim as one the nicer customers in the restaurant where he works. She is Leah Herzog, a junior editor at a publishing house, she who is just getting out of a destructive personal relationship. Leonard can see the profound negative affect the mugging has had on her. In Leah, Leonard sees many things as he inserts himself in her life. In the reversed role now of ... Written by Huggo

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wow, the best film I have seen in a long time!!
9 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I work in Whistler and was talked into going to a film festival film called THE ZERO SUM. It rocks!!! go see it! Where is this film coming out??? This film was better than any movie I have seen in a while. I am new to this but a new found fan of "indy" films!! Leonard is played by the guy from TRAINSPOTTING named spud. He is amazing as the mugger who starts to fall in love with a woman he robbed. His brother is in prison writing a book and he pretends it is his. Really great ending too! Other famous people are the rapper YOUNG MC who did "bust a move" and wrote Ton Loc's songs. Oh and the guy from Invasion is in it too named Tyler Labine.


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