Night Zoo (1987)

Genres - Drama, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Family Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 30, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

Marcel (Gilles Maheu) emerges from prison in hopes of a reconciliation with his dying father Albert (Roger Le Bel) in this thrilling crime drama. Raped in prison, Marcel encounters a homosexual cop involved with drug smuggling who presses him for information and sex. Marcel fights his way out of the cop's lecherous advances and is reunited with his father. The two catch up on old times on a fishing trip, and Albert reveals he has both money and cocaine stashed away for Marcel's return. Marcel and his homosexual cellmate later corner the crooked cops in a sleazy hotel to exact revenge. Julie (Lynne Adams) is Marcel's former girlfriend who works in a sex club peep show. Gay and straight scenes of rough sex permeate this film which marks the directorial debut of Jean-Claude Lauzon. The film took home Genie awards (Canada's answer to the Oscar) for "Best Film," "Best Actor," "Best Supporting Actor," and "Best Director" in 1988.



prison, release, terminal-illness, bad-guy-turns-good, corruption, death, drugs, ex-convict, family, gangster, homecoming, police, reconciliation, robbery, sex, underworld, zoo