Ep. 102: Night Zoo

Night Zoo
New World Pictures Podcast
Ep. 102: Night Zoo
We continue #NIGHTvember with 1987’s Night Zoo.  With a title like Night Zoo, you’d expect a fun, family comedy.  Maybe something along the lines of Night at the Museum.  Spoiler alert!  You would be wrong.  Dead Wrong.  

Night Zoo, directed by Jean-Claude Lauzon, is a dark film that spends the majority of its time focusing on the night and very little time at a zoo.  Night Zoo follows Marcel’s release from prison as he tries to rebuild his estranged relationship with his father and hide $200,000 from some corrupt cops.  He also tries to get back together with his girlfriend but that’s only a small part of the movie which is surprising given her appearance on the movie poster.  There’s also some cocaine hidden in a thermos, a prized parakeet, and someone seems to always have lube in their pocket. 

We talk about the apartment rental market in Quebec during the 1980’s, Marc’s 
follicly challenged head, and the retirement benefits provided by Peepshow providers.  It’s just what you’d expect from a Night Zoo.

Night Zoo Gallery


Director: Jean-Claude Leuzon

Writers: Jean-Claude Leuzon

Stars: Giles Maheu, Roger Lebel, Corrado Mastropasqua