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The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Reed ...
Jerry
Bob Jones ...
Grover
Ray Lynch ...
Sgt. Pittman
Tom Pittman ...
Officer Heller
Mary Darrington ...
First Murder
Frank Sanabek ...
Joe
Ed Quigley ...
Tony
Bertha Dahl ...
Mrs. Crocker
Dion Marinkovich ...
Helen
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Doc (as Doddles Weaver)
Gloria Gunn ...
Marilyn
Richard Styles ...
Judd
Manny Cardoza ...
Hippy (as Manny Cordoza)
Norma Takaki ...
Lakey
Donna Register ...
Donna
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The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck driver, or the seemingly mild-mannered mailman, or even a cop? Written by Charles Goodwin <CharlesGoodwin@juno.com>

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He may be a stranger... a friend... or the quiet guy who lives next door. See more »


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7 April 1971 (USA)  »

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The Zodiak Killer  »

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Producer/Actor Anthony Begonia's parents were classmates of one of the victims. See more »

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Doc: I like 'em plump and juicy and dumb!
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Unintentionally funny and frequently creepy
19 February 2001 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Wow. This is a keeper. Loosely based on the Zodiac's reign of terror, this laugh-out-loud horror-thriller fully satisfies the right type of viewer. While the acting is the source for most of the hilarity, there are scenes that actually provide some surreal, creepy moments. That's sometimes hard for filmmakers on $1.05 budget. This holds up to repeated viewings and never fails to entertain. What we need is a new film about the Zodiac killings, probably some of the most interesting, yet sadly, unsolved crimes of the last century. This release from Academy is misspelled as THE ZODIAK KILLER, so take that in consideration when looking for around for it.


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