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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.

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Ben Coccio
7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 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
Joe Falco Joe Falco ... First Poet
David Futernick ... Student
Alyssa Goodin Alyssa Goodin ... Student
Ryan Janowski Ryan Janowski ... Student
Derrick Karg Derrick Karg ... Victim
Gerhard Keuck Gerhard Keuck ... Andre's Parent
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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:

$3,148, 7 September 2003

Gross USA:

$8,466

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,466
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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

Like Andre, real life Columbine Massacre assailant Eric Harris worked in a pizza parlor, as did other Columbine assailant Dylan Klebold. And like Calvin, Dylan Klebold attended the school prom just prior to the massacre. 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: My trusty old Sunday school Bible.
[pointing to the cover]
Calvin Gabriel: And I got this nice little snake sticker for memorizing the books of the New Testament.
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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

Version of The Only Way (2004) See more »

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Eliminator Jr.
Written by Sonic Youth
Performed by Sonic Youth
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a day to remember
3 August 2005 | by the_crockSee all my reviews

This movie is essentially shot on a hand held camera by the actors in it. In some ways a mockumentary in other ways a video diary from killers it is full on account of a "Columbine" style attack. While this movie does not answer all the big questions, it does give you an insight into how easy it would be to get away with. Through the movie you are shown how the actors illegally shortened shot guns, made pipe bombs and came up with an action plan for "Zero Day". The actors (if you can call them that) were brilliant, they obviously borrowed heavily from there own lives, but at no stage did I detect them really acting (Something Tom Cruise should try). The use of the CCTV and the 911 operator at the end was genius, but I'm not sure if we needed the very last scene. Overall though a really good movie on a very tough topic.


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