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An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.

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THE ZODIAC takes a different look at the famous Zodiac Killer case from other screen treatments of the murders. More than a simple crime story, the film is an emotional thriller focusing on the murders' impact on victims, their families and the wider community. The film follows a police detective and his son who become obsessed with the murders and endanger their family in the process. Written by Anonymous

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The most infamous serial killer of our time... is still out there. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 August 2006 (Russia)  »

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In Control of All Things  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,578 (USA) (17 March 2006)

Gross:

$44,785 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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The burning of Kathleen Johns' car can be seen in the music video intro played before the attack at the lake. See more »

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During the stakeout, when the police surround the Mercury, there is a camera shot that is from the back seat, over the driver's right shoulder. In the upper left corner of the windshield, there is a clear plastic Valvoline oil change sticker. These stickers were not in existence in 1968. See more »

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Version of Zodiaque (2004) See more »

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Trouble No More
Performed by Muddy Waters
Courtesy of Geffen Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Written by Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield)
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Portrait of an unsuccessful Hunt
17 August 2005 | by (Frankfurt, Germany) – See all my reviews

Although David Finchers look at the infamous Zodiac Killer is due in a few months, Alexander Buckleys version need not be ashamed of comparison. That's what can be predicted in advance, since Buckleys film looks at the Zodiac killings from the perspective of one involved policeman's family; Fincher is hardly to repeat that. Buckleys approach, at first, is very realistic - not surprising, since the incidents he portrays are historic facts. Later on, he fuses facts and fictions, which weakens the picture a bit. But in general, he sticks to the facts and manages to fit them into interesting 92 minutes. No gore here, only a few harsh visuals, but still disturbing. In total, it succeeds in creating a sense for the madness and absurdness behind the killings. Recommended for those looking for a thrill of quality.


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