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Killing Zoe (1993)

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The cab driver sets American Zed up with Zoe in his Paris hotel. Despite FFR1000 charged, she's an art student with day jobs e.g. bank. Safecracker Zed meets his junkie friend after 11 years to rob a bank.

Director:

Roger Avary

Writer:

Roger Avary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Zed
Martin Raymond Martin Raymond ... Cab Driver
Eric Pascal Chaltiel Eric Pascal Chaltiel ... Bellboy
Julie Delpy ... Zoe
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Eric
Gary Kemp ... Oliver
Salvator Xuereb ... Claude
Bruce Ramsay ... Ricardo
Tai Thai ... Francois
Kario Salem ... Jean
Elise Renee Elise Renee ... Patchoo (as Elise Renée)
Cecilia Peck ... Martina
Ron Jeremy ... Concierge (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ... Bank Manager (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Gérard Bonn Gérard Bonn ... Assistant Bank Manager (as Gerard Bonn)
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Storyline

Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all decide to rob a bank the following day. There's only one problem: Zed's call-girl, Zoe, just happens to work at the bank which is to be robbed! Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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Taglines:

We go in. We get what we want. We come out.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, plentiful drug use and a sex scene | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing Zoe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,586, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$418,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$418,961
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Avary's original script had Eric claim, after killing one of the hostages, that if they get caught now they'd receive the death penalty. During script reads, Jean-Hugues Anglade pointed out that there is no death penalty in France. This led to the exchange where Eric claims they'll get the death penalty, and Zed says he thought France abolished it. Eric replies, "Yeah, that's what they want you to think." See more »

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In the Dixieland club, a clarinet can be clearly heard throughout, but there's no clarinetist in the band. See more »

Quotes

Eric: We go in. We get what we want. We come out.
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Crazy Credits

The characters, events and institutions depicted in this motion picture are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons or junkies, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 3 DVD special edition released in France includes the 96 minute theatrical version on disc 1, the 99 minute director's cut on disc 2 and extras on disc 3 (including deleted scenes and behind the scenes footage). The directors cut includes a more detailed heroin taking scene, Eric telling Zed that he is going to give Zoe Aids, a slightly extended fight between Zed, Eric and Zoe at the end and a bloodier death for Eric. See more »


Soundtracks

La Chansonnette
Music by Philippe-Gérard
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
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User Reviews

 
another great feat of Quentin Tarantino
3 July 2003 | by ritcheeSee all my reviews

To begin with, I am a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino, so it's hard for me to say anything negative about any film that he's associated with, especially this one. Killing Zoe is basically another example of QT's brilliance in the art of production. After seeing most of Tarantino's films (the only one's I haven't seen are My Best Friend's Birthday and Past Midnight), it has become easy to spot the little golden pieces of QT that make his films his own. In Killing Zoe, it's the moment after finishing the movie when you've pressed the stop button and stare at the blank screen, and you're finally able to exhale because when you're watching KZ, you forget that it's just a movie. KZ can be an overwhelming peice of work; it's fast paced, brutal, and it gives a frightening look into the mind of a sociopathic smack addicted criminal with a "see what happens as we go along" attitude. Another aspect of this film that gives it away as a Tarantino production is the slightly twisted and quickly developed romance that sparks between the main character (Zed) and a call girl (Zoe). As unlikely as the relationship may seem, there is also something very real about the whole love situation that makes it believable and leaves no room for sappy details. All in all I enjoyed this movie very much and if you haven't already, Go See It!


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