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Director:
Writers:
Ray Cantrell (screenplay) &
Manny Cardoza (screenplay)
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Genre:
Tagline:
He may be a stranger... a friend... or the quiet guy who lives next door. See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Cheesy and cheap See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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

Doodles Weaver ... Doc (as Doddles Weaver)
Gloria Gunn ... Marilyn
Richard Styles ... Judd
Manny Cardoza ... Hippy (as Manny Cordoza)
Norma Takaki ... Lakey
Donna Register ... Donna
Barbara Schillaci ... Barbara
Edna DeHart ... Susan
Bobette Holman ... Man in Bar #1
Duke Wescott ... Man in Bar #2

Robert Towne ... Man in Bar #3 (as Robert Tubin)
Bill Coverdale ... Man in Bar #4
Ron Collins ... Man in Bar #5
Norma Michaels ... Gloria
Tom Hanson ... Paul
Dennis Thomann ... Pete
Werner Maahs ... Kelly
Dick Nedwick ... Morrie
Emanuel Nedwick ... Nedwick (as Manny Nedwick)
Brian Falkner ... Ray
Elliot Katt ... Copy Boy
Steve Harper ... Editor
Stacy Videen ... Julie
Marleen Parris ... Housewife
Pat West ... Housewife
Robert Hanson ... Bobby
Jo Porrine ... Sandy
Arthur Porrine ... Bill (as Art Porrine)
Larry Hines ... Black Man
Susie Knolan ... Mrs. Simpson
Don Law ... Cab Driver
Wayne Jeppson ... Cab Driver
Ray Cantrell ... Cab Driver
Dave Warfel ... Bartender
Dave Carlson ... Cab Driver
Gabe Balcar ... Secretary
Hans Klein ... Bodyguard
Aaron Koslow ... Psychic
Bart Dempster ... Elevator Murder
Sharon Ridgeway ... Hitchhiker
Lundyne Johns ... Spare Tire Murder
Pearl Leidy ... Car Hood Murder
George Fryette ... Mr. Quigley
Melissa Mosley ... Nurse
William J. Kurdi ... Doctor (as William Kurdi)
Richard Garrison ... Dick (as Rik Garrison)
Louise Keene ... Kay

Directed by
Tom Hanson 
 
Writing credits
Ray Cantrell (screenplay) &
Manny Cardoza (screenplay)

Produced by
Tom Hanson .... producer
Werner Maahs .... associate producer
Matt Marinkovich .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Robert Birchall 
Wilson S. Hong  (as Wilson Hong)
 
Production Management
Emanuel Nedwick .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manny Cardoza .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ray Cantrell .... props
 
Sound Department
Ken Carlson .... sound
Dick Damon .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Lynch .... key grip
Arthur Porrine .... assistant camera
Dennis Thomann .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Paul Avery .... consultant
William J. Kurdi .... consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Zodiak Killer" - USA (video box title)
"Zodiac" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Producer/Actor Anthony Begonia's parents were classmates of one of the victims.See more »
Quotes:
Jerry:Atlantis shall rise again! I am the super zodiac!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dirty Harry (1971)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Cheesy and cheap, 15 April 2001
Author: ehoshaw from Trenton, MI

This 1971 horror/crime film is really low-budget. The acting is bad and the direction is flat. It doesn't really shed any new insight into the Zodiac case. It basically is just 86 minutes of people getting shot, stabbed, sliced, beaten, and killed in a a variety of bloody ways. Pretty much all the names of the victims have been changed and we know who the killer is early on, and it basically just follows him as he claims his victims. It is pretty boring, has bad music, and lots of cheesy 70s fashions (I just love the part with that guy's wig at the beginning, haha!). The scene with the sunbathers getting stabbed to death in the woods is creepy and bloody, but everything else is laughable. "The Zodiak Killer" is a cheap, low-budget effort that some may like and others may despise.

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