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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:
Silly, misogynistic and dull 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:
Doc:I like 'em plump and juicy and dumb!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dirty Harry (1971)See more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Silly, misogynistic and dull, 25 May 2007
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Fictional account of the killer in California who murdered various men and women from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. In this he's a nice guy named Jerry (Hal Reed). He's a nice man, kind to animals and sweet to women. Still he goes out and kills people for no discernible reason--they suggest it has something to do with his dad.

In reality the Zodiac didn't kill that many people. This movie has recreations of the real killings and adds about eight more! With the exception of one gruesome stabbing the killings here are ineptly staged and (quite obviously) fake.

There's also a subplot with a friend of Jerry's named Grover. The subplot ends halfway through the movie--and has NOTHING to do with anything else! It's all too obvious padding--and boring padding at that! There's also tons of misogynistic comments, terrible dialogue, low production values and unsure direction. This gets a 2 only for Reed who wasn't half bad. Still you can safely skip this one.

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