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Zig Zag (1970)

GP | | Drama, Thriller | 27 April 1970 (USA)
In order to collect the ransom offered by the family of a kidnapped industrialist, a terminally-ill man frames himself for the crime but he accidentally uncovers the real culprit.

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Jean Cameron
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Mario Gambretti
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Asst. Dist. Atty. Herb Gates
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Morris Bronson
Joe Maross ...
Lt. Max Hines
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Harold Tracey
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Adam Mercer
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Sheila Mangan
Joan Tompkins ...
Judge Beth Weaver
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Burt Stennis
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Jim Harris
Stewart Moss ...
Edgar Courtland
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Sara Raymond
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Sgt. Mason Weber
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Storyline

A dying man frames himself for the kidnapping and murder of an industrialist so his wife and daughter can benefit from the reward money. However, his plan goes awry when he is cured! Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Getting In Was Easy...Getting Out Was Murder! See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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GP | See all certifications »
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27 April 1970 (USA)  »

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False Witness  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The only acting credit for legendary jazz singer Anita O'Day (character Sheila Mangan). Ms O'Day died at age 87 in 2006. See more »

Connections

Remade as Naan Vaazha Vaippen (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Zig Zag
Written by Mike Curb, Robert Enders and Guy Hemric
Performed by Roy Orbison
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Utterly rotten, misbegotten ending ruins a promising movie
13 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

The premise is familiar -- guy learns he's going to die, tries to find a way to leave his family provided for -- but it's presented in an interesting manner here, with Kennedy an appealing if unlikely lead. All goes well until the ending, which is so outrageously wrong for the movie that it completely sinks the film. A surprise ending is generally something many thrillers try for, but it has to be a surprise ending that satisfies the audience on some level, not one that throws the whole story back in their faces.


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