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Day Zero (2007)

R | | Drama | 29 April 2007 (USA)
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The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.

Director:

Bryan Gunnar Cole

Writer:

Robert Malkani

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Feller
Chris Klein ... Rifkin
Jon Bernthal ... Dixon
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Molly
Elisabeth Moss ... Patricia
Ally Sheedy ... Dr. Reynolds
Sofia Vassilieva ... Mara
John Rothman ... Rifkin's Father
Daniel Oreskes Daniel Oreskes ... Gus (as Daniel Orskes)
Tinashe Kajese ... Rifkin's Secretary
Robert Hogan ... Senior Partner (as Bob Hogan)
Adam LeFevre ... Client (as Adam Le Fevre)
Amir Arison ... Lawyer
Ian Kahn ... Liberal Man at Party
Jordin Ruderman Jordin Ruderman ... Liberal Woman at Party (as Jordan Ruderman)
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The military draft is back. Three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor. If called to serve, what would you do? Written by Anonymous

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Drafted... 30 Days to Report For Duty. What would you do?

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Goofs

Aaron has his head completely shaved, but too soon afterward, he has more hair growth than he should have had. See more »

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Title Card: From World War I through the Vietnam War, the United States Military relied on the draft for troops. During that period over 16 million men were drafted to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Following the Vietnam War the United States suspended the draft. Until now.
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References Joanna's Angels (2005) See more »

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Brand New Delhi
Written by Roy Shakked
Performed by The Tao of Groove
Produced by Roy Shakked
Courtesy of Groove Gravy Records
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The Failing of a Good Idea and Star Actors
15 December 2007 | by wastebotSee all my reviews

I doubt this film will ever serve as anything more than film school proof that a good story idea and a couple star actors alone do not make a film, even if you set it in New York City.

The film largely focuses on the 3 draftees reactions as their report day approaches. While you can appreciate some of the inconsistencies and complexities in character, it's also largely cliché characters and some of the inconsistencies defy all logic, both formal and psychological. The ending looked like, for a moment, it was going to resolve all this and make up for the complete lack of insight the rest of the film provides, but once again fails. The result is a mess that's more annoying than entertaining.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dia Zero See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,070, 20 January 2008

Gross USA:

$16,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,659
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Company Credits

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Indalo Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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