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Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: July 9th, 2002

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Louis "ZigZag" Singer (Sam Jones III) is an autistic teen from a broken home, living with his violent father, Dave (Wesley Snipes). After ZigZag steals $9,000 from his callous boss, Mr. Walters (Oliver Platt), in order to pay rent to his father, Dave coldly keeps the entire amount. Dean Singer (John Leguizamo), ZigZag's older sibling, knows about the theft and tries to find enough money to replace the amount before Mr. Walters realizes it's gone and comes after ZigZag.

Cast: Sam Jones III, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Natasha Lyonne, Wesley Snipes, Sherman Augustus, Luke Goss, Michael Greyeyes

Director: David Goyer

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Rescue, Los Angeles, Gritty, 2000s, Sacrifice, Dark, Father, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

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  • ZigZag rests heavily on Jones III's sensational turn as the lead character. Capable of drawing empathy without pity from an audience, his ZigZag is the unlikely constant in a world swirling with change and intrigue. show more

  • The character of ZigZag is not sufficiently developed to support a film constructed around him. show more

  • The greatest strength of this modest production is Jones. ZigZag's autism is mild, meaning his symptoms are subtle, and the 19-year-old novice is completely convincing. show more

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