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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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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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Travel Far Away
Written by Erin O'Hara
Performed by Erin O'Hara
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Doing less and less with resources...(a trend?)
5 March 2008 | by sirvertualSee all my reviews

There seems to be a continuing trend(?) to produce (promising) movies these days with (B) Unfinished scripts...where they makeup the last half as they go along to get a 'finished movie'. (B) Lame scripts (that somebody's brother-in-law wrote) and then get embellished to get a 'finished movie'. (C) Indy scripts that get edited (down to the quick) to save time and money and get passed off as a 'finished movie'...

Day Zero...Is a small movie that could have been much more...I left unsatisfied when the movie 'just ended'...I don't expect or need a 'Rings Trilogy' to be satisfied, but would have enjoyed the effort 'a great deal more' with only 'a bit more story'....Otherwise, I'd say 'Zero' is well-written, cast, art directed, shot, etc, etc. But - considering the magnitude of the questions it raises, a bit more storyline would have made this a much better movie effort. The large selection of Vietnam movies from the eighties run the gamut of poor efforts to great movies, but the main difference is that storyline(s) are generally 'more complete'...This movie would have been much better had the storyline (A) been more in-depth concerning the 30 days and the 3 friends...or (B) been more in-depth concerning where and what takes place - after the 30 days...It would also have been much more satisfying from a storyline point of view...Either way, the result we are left with has an incomplete feel and leaves one wanting to see the rest of the story...Possibly there might be a trilogy in the works (or at least a chapter-2)...Sir Vertual


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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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Production Co:

Indalo Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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