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Klepto DVD cover
Directed by Thomas Trail
Written by Thomas Trail
Ethan Gross
Starring Meredith Bishop
Jsu Garcia
Leigh Taylor-Young
Henry Czerny
Distributed by Magnolia Films
Release date
  • March 5, 2003 (2003-03-05) (Cinequest Film Festival)
  • April 18, 2006 (2006-04-18) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Klepto is a 2003 straight-to-DVD independent thriller film starring Meredith Bishop and Jsu Garcia. It is the debut film of director Thomas Trail and premiered at the 2003 CineVegas Film Festival.


In Los Angeles, Emily Brown is a kleptomaniac, addicted to pills and misses her jailed father and is also having therapy sessions trying to resolve her compulsion. She has a record in the police for shoplifting, and her mother Teresa is a compulsive shopper. The security guard Nick of the Bernstein's department store sees Emily through a camera and becomes fascinated for her. When Nick gets in trouble dealing ecstasy, he presses Emily to help him in a robbery of Bernstein.

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