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Zero Patience (1993)

The ghost of Zero - "patient zero", who allegedly first brought aids to Canada - materialises and tries to contact old friends. Meanwhile, the Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton, who ... See full summary »

Director:

John Greyson

Writer:

John Greyson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Robinson John Robinson ... Sir Richard Burton
Normand Fauteux Normand Fauteux ... Zero
Dianne Heatherington Dianne Heatherington ... Mary
Richardo Keens-Douglas Richardo Keens-Douglas ... George
Bernard Behrens ... Dr. Placebo
Charlotte Boisjoli ... Maman
Brenda Kamino ... Dr. Cheng
Michael Callen Michael Callen ... Miss HIV
Marla Lukofsky ... African Green Monkey
Von Flores ... Ray
Scott Hurst Scott Hurst ... Michael
Duncan McIntosh Duncan McIntosh ... Ross
Cassel Miles Cassel Miles ... Barry
Benjamin Plener ... Ted
Ann Medina Ann Medina
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Storyline

The ghost of Zero - "patient zero", who allegedly first brought aids to Canada - materialises and tries to contact old friends. Meanwhile, the Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton, who drank from the Fountain of Youth and now works as Chief Taxidermist at the Toronto Natural history Museum, is trying to organise an Aids Exhibition ... Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Genres:

Musical

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 August 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Paciente Zero See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$217,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,300
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An enchanting musical comedy with an unlike subject matter...
14 September 2000 | by crackersbonkersSee all my reviews

Zero Patience is a musical comedy about AIDS. Yet this wonderful film by Canadian indie-film making god, John Greyson, is more than it seems; Zero Patience tackles such subjects as homophobia, AIDS, the life of Sir Richard Francis Burton, and the ignorance that still exists about how AIDS came, and spread, through North America-- all wrapped up in a good old fashioned love story of boy meets boy. Instead of being preachy and dictating, Greyson captures the beauty of life, death and love, while expressing a powerful social message. All in a musical format which is all too often overlooked in the 90's, and brings back the movie-musical era of the 40's. It's funky soundtrack and colorful cast will entertain viewers from the opening credits. Zero Patience is quite possibly the most outrageous and original movie you will ever see.


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