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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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2.35 : 1
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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 Raja (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

On Green Dolphin Street
Written by Bronislau Kaper and Ned Washington
Performed by Anita O'Day
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An Absorbing Thriller
23 May 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

George Kennedy plays what may well be his best performance as a man who frames himself for a crime he didn't commit so his wife can benefit from the reward money, and then becomes enmeshed in a complex and gripping spiral of events after he discovers he is not going to die after all. Anyone who enjoys thrillers will enjoy this film, and it is a mystery to me why it is not available in video.


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