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Zig Zag (2002)

R | | Drama | 9 July 2002 (USA)
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An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writers:

Landon J. Napoleon (novel), David S. Goyer (screenplay) (as David Goyer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Leguizamo ... Dean Singer
Wesley Snipes ... Dave Fletcher
Oliver Platt ... Mr. Walters / 'The Toad'
Natasha Lyonne ... Jenna the Working Girl
Luke Goss ... Cadillac Tom
Sam Jones III ... Louis 'ZigZag' Fletcher
Sherman Augustus ... Det. Jonathan Hawke
Michael Greyeyes ... Dale
Jullian Dulce Vida ... Ramon
Ivan Basso Ivan Basso ... Javier
Abraham Benrubi ... Hector
Warren G. Hall Warren G. Hall ... Wayne
Daniel Louis Rivas ... Rico
Roberta Valderrama ... Tawny
Eddie Perez ... Eddie
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Storyline

Dean Singer has terminal cancer, yet is determined to spend his last days taking care of his 15 year-old 'big brother program' protégé, Louis 'Zig Zag' Fletcher. Dean got Louis a dishwasher job in shamelessly abusive, exploiting Mr. 'The Toad' Walters' restaurant. Louis' dead-beat, neglecting yet abusive dad pushes him for 'rent' (actually to repay violent loan-shark Cadillac Tom), which the half-wit gets by - stealing from Walters' safe, remembering numbers being his only talent. Singer is determined to return the money, despite excessive risks, with surprising allies. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content, elements of drugs and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cikkcakk See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,418
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second Collaboration between David S Goyer, Wesley Snipes, and Luke Goss after Blade II. See more »

Goofs

The length of Singer's cigarette when he is in the hospital with Jenna. See more »

Quotes

ZigZag: The sun is full bright today. And the tires are alive because the streets are covered with little pools that explode. I like the rhythm the city makes all on its own. The sounds and the smells and different people, all crashing down together. So loud they go invisible, silent. Just floating around like ghosts.
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Soundtracks

Ranchero Music
Written by Herman Beeftink
Performed by Enrique "Remy" Reyes, Roberto Lucero, Judith Kamel, Jaun Halcon, Los Garcia, Juan S. "Patito" Diaz, Eduardo, Los Compadres, Pedro Gallito and Los Amigos De Racgera
Courtesy of Weasel Dog Music BMI
Mixed at Emerald Sound Studios
Recording Engineer David Shephard
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A Moving, Impressive Debut
11 March 2002 | by bazeSee all my reviews

This film premiered to a packed house in Narrative Feature competition at the South By South West film festival in Austin on 3/10/2002. It was a well-crafted, touching directorial debut by a David Goyer, a writer/director whose screenwriting efforts have given him a keen sense of story.

John Leguizamo shines as a "Big Brother" to the mildly retarded/autistic 15 year old "ZigZag" Fletcher, played with uncharacteristic maturity by young Sam Jones III. Their rich and mutually supportive multi-level relationship casts Leguizamo as brother, father, protector, social worker and buddy, extending even to a hilarious semi- paternal explanation of human development. Jones captures the internal dialogues of autism with a restrained, mostly tic-free performance, yet delivers a believable teen's view of the syndrome.

Oliver Platt revels in a wonderfully rich and funny supporting role, Natasha Lyonne delivers a rich performance as a hooker with a heart and Wesley Snipes casts a dark shadow indeed as a crack-addicted abusive father. But it is Sam Jones III who is the heart and soul of the film, and ultimately why we care to see it unfold. Goyer has made an impressive film indeed, richly characterized and genuinely moving, if a bit muddled in parts. But I was willing to forgive a bit of muddle for a chance to share the difficult lives of characters about whom I grew to genuinely care .


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