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Chapter Zero (1999)

A novelist examines his life and ambition when his world is turned upside down by a sultry publisher.

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Aaron Mendelsohn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Walsh ... Adam Lazaras
Rus Blackwell ... Victor Lazaras
Martha Solorzano ... Marta
Bryan LiPuma Bryan LiPuma ... Justin
Karissa Wasko Karissa Wasko ... Cheyenne
Laurel Holloman ... Jane
Lee Majors ... Manatee Man
Penelope Ann Miller ... Cassandra
Justin Kirk ... Lonnie
Aaron Mendelsohn ... Stage Manager
Anthony Hubert Anthony Hubert ... Jason
Colm Meaney ... Frank Lazaras
Tyler Cravens Tyler Cravens ... Davey Sharsh
Barbara Sloan Barbara Sloan ... Laura
Dale Bell Dale Bell ... Bill Landers
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A novelist examines his life and ambition when his world is turned upside down by a sultry publisher.

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Adam's having a midlife crisis. At Thirty? See more »

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Rated R for language including sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zero See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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the hilarious trials of a struggling novelist
13 May 2005 | by artemisfSee all my reviews

Chapter Zero is a witty and intelligent comedy from new filmmaker Aaron Mendelsohn. The film takes the viewer through a journey from self-pity to self-discovery in a humorous introspective analysis. Adam Lazarus is forced to examine his relationship with his girlfriend and the direction of his life when a disappointing manuscript cripples his ambition. Adam proceeds to isolate himself from the world, dictating every event of his life, starting with his birth, to a video camera that passes no judgments. However, his usually supportive girlfriend becomes frustrated when Adam disconnects from the world. Don't miss this thought-provoking gem of an independent film that will keep you laughing.


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