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Day Zero (2007)

R | | Drama | 29 April 2007 (USA)
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The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.

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Rifkin
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Dixon
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Molly
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Rifkin's Father
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Gus (as Daniel Orskes)
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Rifkin's Secretary
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Senior Partner (as Bob Hogan)
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Client (as Adam Le Fevre)
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Liberal Man at Party
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The military draft is back. Three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor. If called to serve, what would you do? Written by Anonymous

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Drafted... 30 Days to Report For Duty. What would you do?

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Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,800 (USA) (18 January 2008)

Gross:

$13,800 (USA) (18 January 2008)
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Goofs

Aaron has his head completely shaved, but too soon afterward, he has more hair growth than he should have had. See more »

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Title Card: From World War I through the Vietnam War, the United States Military relied on the draft for troops. During that period over 16 million men were drafted to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Following the Vietnam War the United States suspended the draft. Until now.
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Free Me
Written by Erin O'Hara
Performed by Erin O'Hara
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This movie is a study of human nature and relationships
5 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to be a the 4-29-07 NYC premiere screening of Day Zero, starring Elijah Wood, Jon Bernthal and Chris Klein. The story is about the turmoil created in the lives of these men after they receive a draft notice.

Wood is Aaron Feller, a sensitive, troubled, young writer, frightened by life's challenges, who decides he needs to explore more of what life has to offer but ends up, instead, releasing some inner demons. Klein is George Rifkin, a married, successful attorney with a politically connected father, who might get his notice quashed. Unfortunately, Rifkin misdirects his rage and lashes out at the wrong persons. Bernthal is Dixon, a take charge kind of guy whether he's being a Prince Charming to a pubescent neighbor or Savior to his friends. You get the sense he's always been totally in control of his life but surprisingly finds himself falling in love and for the first time must struggle with his choices.

I didn't know what to expect going in but I enjoyed the movie quite a lot and felt all three actors had good chemistry as well as some great scenes together. There were some light moments but this is a serious and compelling drama.


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