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Zero Day (2003)

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 (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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Two kids. One School. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,221, 14 September 2003
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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

During the scene where Calvin and Andre go shooting with Chris, Andre says "natrual selection" while Calvin is firing. "Natural selection" was Eric Harris's (Colombine shooter) favourite law. basically, it states that nature gets rid of the weak organisms, while supplying the stronger organisms. See more »

Goofs

In the scene dated July 31, 2000, Cal is shown going to the orthodontist to have his bottom braces removed. However, in the first scene, dated June 23, 2000, you can clearly see that Cal's bottom teeth have no braces when he moves in to speak into the camera. See more »

Quotes

Calvin Gabriel: Uhh... we've also experimented with duct taping shrapnel to the outside... and, as far as it's effectiveness, uhh... we can't say anything because we're not testing any of them and we won't be using them until Zero Day.
Calvin Gabriel: So if you really wanna know you might wanna... ask a survivor.
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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 »

Connections

References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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Volcano
Written by Benji Cossa
Performed by Benji Cossa
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Flawed but honest with a terrible honesty
14 September 2005 | by meinongSee all my reviews

Zero Day leads you to think, even re-think why two boys/young men would do what they did - commit mutual suicide via slaughtering their classmates. It captures what must be beyond a bizarre mode of being for two humans who have decided to withdraw from common civility in order to define their own/mutual world via coupled destruction.

It is not a perfect movie but given what money/time the filmmaker and actors had - it is a remarkable product. In terms of explaining the motives and actions of the two young suicide/murderers it is better than 'Elephant' - in terms of being a film that gets under our 'rationalistic' skin it is a far, far better film than almost anything you are likely to see.

Flawed but honest with a terrible honesty.


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