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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.

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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:

Crack Brain 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

The deeper into the banks the characters go, the darker the red gets. See more »

Goofs

When Eric changes his clip, he moves from the center to one of the side clips. After this happens Zoe gets the gun and it is back on the center clip (which is supposed to be empty.) See more »

Quotes

Oliver: I want to retire in South America. I hear that's where the drugs come from.
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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 Italian version omits all references to Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade's character) being HIV-positive: the moment when he tells about it to Zed is not included. Also omitted is the dialogue at the end, when Zed tells Zoe that the blood covering his face is mostly Eric's (suggesting the possibility that he might have been infected). See more »

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References A Fish Called Wanda (1988) See more »

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Afrika
Written and Performed by Foula
Courtesy of Brooke Wentz
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An overlooked bloody gem.
6 March 2001 | by suzy q123See all my reviews

I love this movie. I just rented it again, and was not disappointed. Sure, it's bloody (Tarantino produced it) and nihilistic and all that, but it's also got a wonderful sense of anarchy that most films are afraid to commit too. As Emanuel Levy says in his book about independent cinema ("Cinema of Outsiders), "it promises to take off in unexpected directions but it's major distinction is it's gift for hysteria and pompous existentialism." It's all flash and blood and Julie Delphys breasts and guns and just a helluva lot of fun. Great out there performance by Jean-Hugues Anglade as the insane French bank robber and Eric Stoltz as the moral center (!?) of the madness. This film is even more fun when you've had a pint or two beforehand.


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