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Zero Day (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 January 2004 (Finland)
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Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.

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Ben Coccio
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cal Robertson Cal Robertson ... Cal Gabriel
Andre Keuck ... Andre Kreigman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serataren Adragna Serataren Adragna ... Prom Goer
Melissa Banks ... Victim
Josh Bednarsky Josh Bednarsky ... Josh (as Joshua Bednarsky)
Rachel Benichak Rachel Benichak ... Rachel Lurie
Chelsea Cipolla Chelsea Cipolla ... Victim
Christopher Coccio Christopher Coccio ... Andre's Cousin
Carmine DiBenedetto ... Victim
Victoria Everman Victoria Everman ... 1st Library Victim
Joe Falco Joe Falco ... First Poet
David Futernick ... Student
Alyssa Goodin Alyssa Goodin ... Student
Ryan Janowski Ryan Janowski ... Student
Derrick Karg Derrick Karg ... Victim
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High school friends Andre Kriegman and Cal Gabriel declare war on their classmates and plan a terrifying assault on their high school. As they begin the deadly countdown to their final act of revenge, the two start a video diary to explain their feelings and chronicle their mission. Written by Famous Coachman

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In high school, you're told you can do anything you put your mind to. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Avatar Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Día cero See more »

Filming Locations:

Stratford, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,499, 7 September 2003

Gross USA:

$7,221
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Professor Bright Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Like Andre, real life Columbine Massacre assailant Eric Harris worked in a pizza parlor, as did other Columbine assailant Dylan Klebold. And like Calvin, Dylan Klebold attended the school prom just prior to the massacre. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits one of the main characters, Andre Kriegman, is erroneously called Andre Kreigman. In the rest of the movie his name has a correct, German, spelling of the name. See more »

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Andre Kriegman: Let's get this shit done. Let's kick the tires and light the fires.
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Crazy Credits

After realizing a friend appeared as a background character during the party scene, he and director Ben Coccio retroactively named his character "Zaxx Dragon IV". See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD was cut by 3m 18secs to remove a detailed description of building explosive devices and avoiding capture. See more »

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Happy Birthday To You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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In high school, you're told you can do anything you put your mind to.
5 October 2008 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

High school friends Andre Kriegman and Cal Gabriel declare war on their classmates and plan a terrifying assault on their high school. As they begin the deadly countdown to their final act of revenge, the two start a video diary to explain their feelings and chronicle their mission.

There is another similar movie like this, called "Elephant." Why do I bring this up? To compare the two films, of course. I have to say, even though I liked "Elephant," this is a much better film. What's the difference, you ask? Well, for starters, this is shot differently, much along the lines of "Cloverfield," "Blair Witch Project," and "Diary of the Dead." This makes the movie all the better because it's much more painfully realistic.

But what won me over was how the movie was willing to show the "other side of the story." You get to know these two shooters, unlike "Elephant." I actually cared for one of the shooters and could understand their actions and why they did what they did. This movie actually makes you feel sympathetic to these people and that's a good thing because it's not always black and white.

To be honest, this is why I almost cried in this movie. The characters are real human beings with logic and reasons behind their actions. You get to understand them. It's not like they want to kill people for attention. Overall, this film is emotionally gripping and very haunting and much better than "Elephant."


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