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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.

Director:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The party scene was filmed in Albany, New York during an actual party with many guests unaware of the filming. The location was the actual apartment of the director's brother, who portrays Chris in the film. 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 »

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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Volcano
Written by Benji Cossa
Performed by Benji Cossa
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Not for the faint of heart
26 September 2011 | by BremenDruidSee all my reviews

I will give this movie an 8 out of 10, only because it takes an issue that is generally considered to be absolutely horrific and puts a human face to it. While I don't endorse any behavior like this, or the actions perpetrated in the film (and it is not the director's intent to glorify it in any way), the point of view offered reminds us that the perpetrators of these acts are still human. It's a very rare talent for a director to be able to make you feel for the characters, even though you know they will carry out a horrific task later. That's what makes this movie so genuinely different from the likes of "Bowling for Columbine" or other documentaries about school shootings. This movie doesn't try to make you understand, it doesn't try to explain the reasons. It simply wants to remind you that they were human as well. Despite how our culture has come to hating criminals and becoming detached because we see them constantly on the news. Sometimes we need to be reminded of that, before we lose our humanity as well.


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