Zero Patience


1h 40m 1993

Brief Synopsis

A musical about AIDS, science, bigotry and sex focusing on the imaginary encounter between explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton and "Patient Zero," the notorious Canadian flight attendant accused of bringing AIDS to North America.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Channel 4; Cineplex Odeon Films; Film4 Productions; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Rafy; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Blue Dolphin Film Distributors; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Strand Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

A musical about AIDS, science, bigotry and sex focusing on the imaginary encounter between explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton and "Patient Zero," the notorious Canadian flight attendant accused of bringing AIDS to North America.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Channel 4; Cineplex Odeon Films; Film4 Productions; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Rafy; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Blue Dolphin Film Distributors; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Strand Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for a 1994 Canadian Genie Award for best original song ("Just Like Scheherazade" - music and lyrics, Glen Schellenberg and John Greyson).

Released in United States Spring March 30, 1994

Released in United States on Video May 31, 2005

Released in United States October 1993

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States February 1994

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.

Shown at International Gay & Lesbian Pride Film Festival in Tampa, Florida September 30 - October 9, 1994.

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 18 - April 3, 1994.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1994.

Began shooting November 15, 1992.

Completed shooting December 18, 1992.

Released in United States Spring March 30, 1994

Released in United States on Video May 31, 2005

Released in United States October 1993 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at International Gay & Lesbian Pride Film Festival in Tampa, Florida September 30 - October 9, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 18 - April 3, 1994.)

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1994.)