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Zipper (2015)

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A successful family man with a blossoming political career loses all sense of morality when he becomes addicted to using an escort agency.


Mora Stephens





Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Sam Ellis
Lena Headey ... Jeannie Ellis
Ray Winstone ... Coaker
Richard Dreyfuss ... George Hiller
John Cho ... EJ
Dianna Agron ... Dalia
Christopher McDonald ... Peter Kirkland
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Christy
Penelope Mitchell ... Laci / Jennifer
Elena Satine ... Ellie Green
James Moses Black ... Bailiff
Jim Shannon Jim Shannon ... Reporter #1
Karan Chawla Karan Chawla ... Reporter #1
Nick Foley Nick Foley ... Reporter #3 / Paul
Kelton DuMont ... James Ellis


Sam Ellis is a man on the rise - a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA


Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Students from Louisiana Culinary Institute were used in the dinner party See more »


References Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) See more »

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19 September 2015 | by templar77099See all my reviews

"Zipper" made me think a little about "House of Cards", despite having seen just a few episodes from the first season. Its political theme, unmeasurable ambition and unscrupulous individuals. On those parameters, "Zipper" succeeds on presenting complex and divided characters, whose ultimate goal is a seat in power.

Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey both stood out. I'd never seen one of his films fully and I was kind of surprised with his acting and commitment to the role. After seeing Headey on "GoT" I wasn't surprised with her acting, because, at some extent, in this one she plays a modern version of Cersei Lannister - the cheating husband, the obsessive care and protection for her children (its all there). They both are great on their respective roles, portraying a troubled couple, which has been married for a long time and in which routine is deeply established. They have the chemistry and the acting chops.

Aside from the main actors, we have Ray Winstone and Richard Dreyfuss with particular small roles but roles which give the movie more credibility. The feminine cast is a committed one, not afraid of touching the level of soft-core porn on some scenes.

In what concerns directing, I must say I liked the overall look of the movie, very sober and clean, but above all, real. The script is well- written, with well-developed characters. The ending,in general, is somewhat predictable but the last scene, well, the last scene, simply wasn't and reveals the intelligence of the filmmaker.

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"Zipper" is a good movie to watch, pretty good performances and well- directed.

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