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Kiss or Kill (1997)

After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.

Director:

Bill Bennett

Writer:

Bill Bennett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Peters Tiffany Peters ... Young Nikki
Julie Wood Julie Wood ... Nikki's Mother (as Julie Sobotta)
Syd Brisbane ... Nikki's Father
Frances O'Connor ... Nikki Davies
Geoff Revell Geoff Revell ... Paul Nathan
Matt Day ... Al Fletcher
Barry Langrishe Barry Langrishe ... Zipper Doyle
Eliza Lovell Eliza Lovell ... Felicity
Jordan Weldon-Iley Jordan Weldon-Iley ... Young Boy
Carmel Johnson ... Hotel Regency Maid
Chris Haywood ... Detective Hummer
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Detective Crean
Liz Windsor Liz Windsor ... Medical Examiner
Paul Rees Paul Rees ... Assistant Medical Examiner
Audine Leith Audine Leith ... Jules in the Gym
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Storyline

Two young scam artists rob their drugged victims after the woman is picked up in bars and taken to a hotel room. The only problem is that their latest victim dies. Looking at his stuff, they suddenly find a video tape with a former athlete sexually involved with a young boy. The woman contacts the athlete and sets off a series of murders in which they are incriminated and a chase across Australia led by the athlete, the police, and an aborigine tracker. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Lovers on the RUN . . . See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

All but one scene were improvised by the actors and director, working from a scene-by-scene treatment of approximately 65 pages.The one scene which was fully written with dialogue was the "bacon" scene in the diner between the two cops. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Detective Hummer: It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
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Connections

Featured in South Australia: Ocean to Outback (2003) See more »

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pretty good
9 December 2005 | by KyleFurr2See all my reviews

This is a sort of modern day film noir directed by Bill Bennett and stars Matt Day and Frances O'Connor. Day and O'Connor play a young couple in Austrila who are a couple of con artists and they mostly scam married men who pick up O'Connor in a bar. Things are going good until someone actually dies and they wind up with a videotape, on that videotape is a celebrity named Zipper Doyle, who is a football star, and he's having sex with a young boy. Day and O'Connor go on the run with both the police looking for them and Doyle trying to kill them. There are several more deaths but you don't see who murders who and Day and O'Connor get to the point where they can't trust each other. It's a pretty good movie that was a huge hit in Austrilia.


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Official Sites:

Beyond Films [Australia]

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$796,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$801,728
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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