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Zero Effect (1998)

Zero Effect
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Bill Pullman Bill Pullman
Daryl Zero
Ben Stiller Ben Stiller
Steve Arlo
Ryan O Ryan O'Neal
Gregory Stark
Kim Dickens Kim Dickens
Gloria Sullivan
Hugh Ross Hugh Ross
Matt O Matt O'Toole
Kragan Vincent

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Jake Kasdan Jake Kasdan
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11 years, 11 months ago at Nov 9 16:38
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Wow. How come this movie never found an audience? It is one of Pullman's finest performances, but the storyline and twists are what make this movie so good. You'll be left guessing and trying to unravel the mystery of this crime-comedy-whodunnit all the way to the end. Highly recommended for any fans of crime/mystery movies, with plenty of funny moments thrown into the mix. The comedy is a bi... read more


8 years ago at Oct 2 11:29
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An impressive debut effort from writer/director Jake Kasdan, Zero Effect is worthy of applause and deserves to be seen by a larger audience than it will ever have. Kasdan takes familiar arch-types to anchor this side-winder of a story and adds deft touches of nuerosis, complexes, and charcter quirks, played out marvelously by the entire leading cast. Kasdan paints with percision; you won't find ma... read more
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Description: Shifty tycoon Gregory Stark (Ryan O'Neal) is being systematically blackmailed and the use of regular private detectives have proved ineffective. Stark decides to call upon the services of the renowned, reclusive Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman ), supposedly the world's greatest detective. Stark is very surprised to find himself discussing the intimate details of the case with Zero's amiable associate Steve Arlo (Ben Stiller) who explains Zero's propensity for never meeting with clients. Zero, using his two 'obs' of objectivity and observation, quickly discovers the identity of the blackmailer but continues the case in order to discover ... (more)
Release date: 30 January 1998
UPC: 053939253429
Tags: Comedy (5), Mystery (5), Detective (5), 1990s (4), 1998 (3), Thriller (3), Romance (3), Box Office Flop (2), Surprise Ending (2), Wedding (2), Underrated (2), Secrecy (2), Neo Noir (2), Los Angeles California (2), Gym (1), Deception (1), Love Interest (1), Memoir (1), Tape (1), Stalking (1)
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