A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. His supervisor picks on him. As he's screwing his courage to the sticking place, he drops a bullet; while on the floor looking for it, another colleague does exactly what Bob has been planning. Bob emerges a hero and the one colleague he likes, a woman with a bright smile, is severely wounded. Can Bob help her through despair and find himself and joy in life? Or, as everyone says, is this impossible for a man like him? Written by
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According to the director's commentary on the DVD the entire movie was shot in only 21 days. See more
When Bob goes to lunch, he carries his briefcase by the handle, then sets it down flat on the top of the wall. When he opens the case, the items inside are perfectly arranged. See more
It was easier in the past. A man knew what it was to be a man. He stood up to things that were wrong, and had the right to do so. Were expected to do so. And the way you lived, the training you put yourself through, prepared you for the inevitable confrontations. Ones that could end in dismemberment or even death. Then something happened. We passed laws of decency, lawyers became our shepherds. And what was once a fairly easy thing to understand, became muddled in a bureaucracy of ...
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References Zabriskie Point
Got It Going On Now
Written by Robert Cosio
Performed by Robert Cosio
Produced by Robert Cosio
Courtesy of R World Music (ASCAP) 2007 See more