Zigzag

Zigzag

Director: David S. Goyer

Cast: David S. Goyer, Sam Jones III, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt

     
 

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David S. Goyer's crime drama Zigzag comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplementary materials include a commentary by the directorSee more details below

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David S. Goyer's crime drama Zigzag comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplementary materials include a commentary by the director and filmographies for the cast and crew. Whatever one thinks of the film, this is a rock solid DVD from Columbia/TriStar.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
David S. Goyer's directorial debut, Zigzag, is a warm and well-acted, but muddled drama. While the contrivances of the plot may have worked in Landon J. Napoleon's first-person novel, Goyer is unable to capture them as effectively without the main character's distinctive point-of-view narration. The familiar tropes the film runs through (including a robbery, a nasty loan shark, a dying mentor, and a hooker with a heart of gold) need to be relayed completely from the unique perspective of the lead character (as they are in the novel) in order to seem fresh. There are also a few scenes that seem out of place. For example, an incident involving Zigzag (Sam Jones III) and his schoolteacher (Elizabeth Peña, who only appears in this one scene), goes nowhere. But the film has many moments that are touching and funny, particularly in the quieter scenes between Sam Jones III as Zigzag and John Leguizamo as his Big Brother, Singer. Jones does a fine job in a challenging role as an autistic teen who gets into more trouble than he can handle, and Leguizamo is excellent in a very sympathetic turn as his only friend. In contrast to their subtly effective work, Oliver Platt gives an amusingly over-the-top performance as Zigzag's loudmouthed boss. Despite the shortcomings of its plot, Zigzag is worth seeing for its solid performances and engaging characters.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2002
UPC:
0043396076334
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered; Letterbox presentation; Subtitles: English, Spanish; English 5.1 (Dolby Digital); English 2-channel (Dolby Surround); Commentary with screenwriter/director; Director and cast filmographies; Scene selections; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Jones Louis "ZigZag" Fletcher
John Leguizamo Dean Singer
Oliver Platt Toad
Natasha Lyonne Jenna
Wesley Snipes Fletcher
Sherman Augustus Detective Hawk
Luke Goss Cadillac Tom
Michael Greyeyes Dale
Elizabeth Peña Teacher

Technical Credits
David S. Goyer Director,Screenwriter
Susan Bertram Costumes/Costume Designer
Felipe Borrero Sound/Sound Designer
James L. Carter Cinematographer
Richard L. Fox Asst. Director
Richard Hicks Casting
James Holt Co-producer
Grant Lee Phillips Score Composer
Elie Samaha Producer
Alison Semenza Co-producer
Conrad Smart Editor
Tracee Stanley Executive Producer
William B. Steakley Executive Producer
Andrew Stevens Producer
Philip Toolin Production Designer
Ronnie Yeskel Casting

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. 200 / Main Titles [5:57]
2. Special Powers [5:37]
3. Business [4:48]
4. Talk to Me Only [3:41]
5. The Noise [4:40]
6. Police Interview [5:28]
7. Help Your Son [3:58]
8. Cadillac Tom [5:56]
9. Breasts [3:55]
10. Payback [5:05]
11. The Birds and the Bees [7:16]
12. You're a Miracle [5:03]
13. Jenna [5:57]
14. Card Trick [2:48]
15. Everybody Dies [6:39]
16. Appointment [3:17]
17. Assault [3:37]
18. Returning 9241 [8:13]
19. Not Afraid Anymore [4:11]
20. End Titles [4:41]

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