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    Unique ID Code: 0000036736
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    Added on: 14/7/2002 12:03
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    Zig Zag (US)

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    One`s Good. One`s Bad. An Innocent Boy Is Caught In The Middle
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: $24.95
    Release Date:

    Wesley Snipes portrays the drug-addicted "Fletcher" in this gripping urban odyssey about the struggle of a young man who goes by the name of Zig Zag. The abusive Fletcher, in debt to the mob and fearing for his life, forces his son to start paying rent or threatens he`ll end up on the street. Desperate and afraid, Zig Zag steals from the safe at his low-paying job. But his plan backfires and when he comes under attack, he turns to his only friend Dan Singer (John Leguizamo). But Dean is unable to protect him and everyone suspects him. Now, Zig Zag must come up with a way to clear his name before he loses what little he has.

    Special Features:
    Commentary with Screenwriter/Director
    Director and Cast Filmographies

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    David S. Goyer

    Written By:

    Oliver Platt
    Natasha Lyonne
    Sherman Augustus
    Wesley Snipes
    John Leguizamo
    Sam Jones III

    Casting By:
    Ronnie Yeskel
    Richard Hicks

    Soundtrack By:
    Grant Lee Phillips
    Herman Beeftink

    Director of Photography:
    James L. Carter

    Conrad Smart

    Costume Designer:
    Susan L. Bertram

    Production Designer:
    Philip Toolin

    Andrew Stevens
    Alison Semenza
    Elie Samaha
    James A. Holt

    Executive Producer:
    Tracee Stanley

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This is the review for the region 2 version of the movie, which is still unavailable in the UK.
    A touching little movie that goes to show that you don`t need famous actors to make a good movie.
    The movie tells the story of a 15 year-old black boy (beautifully played by Sam Jones) who`s a bit slow, and about his daily life - an abusive father, a rotten boss and one good friend.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs at all, but the picture lacks some detail, occasionally.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. There`s very little usage of the surrounds, but the dialog is always clear.
    The menus are partially animated with music.
    The disk offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a nice little movie that will undoubtedly mark the beginning of Sam Jones` career.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 14/7/2002 16:13