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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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Dale Coverling
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Bill Gregory (as Brad Henke)
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Jim Martinez
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Mary Boucher
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Mrs. Boucher
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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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$44,785 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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Some of the music used in this version of The Zodiac is used in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. See more »

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In a early setting after the first murders, Inspector Matt returns to the crime scene and is holding a Mag-Lite flashlight. While the flashlight became the number one flashlight of all police departments it wasn't offered for sale till 1979. Several years after the first Zodiac murders. See more »

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Referenced in Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005) See more »

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The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze
From the MIkado by William S. Gilbert (as W. S. Gilbert) and Arthur Sullivan
Sung by Deborah Rees
Performed by D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra,
Conducted by John Pryce-Jones
Courtesy of JAY Productions Ltd. and Sony Classical
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Waste of time...
30 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who has spent any time at all studying the Zodiac murders will find this movie to be dull and pointless. They "hollywood-ize" the premise of the movie, while in the mean time, they cut out all the twists that make this story so intriguing. -They made no mention of Robert Graysmith (a very integral part to the investigation) -They didn't even attempt to give any history on the victims (especially that of Darlene Ferrin- that is of utmost importance) Overall, I feel that the movie can only be enjoyed by those who don't know better. It is on the other hand unfortunate, that the majority of people who watched this movie do not know better and believe that what was shown is the truth. I am looking forward to the 2007 "Zodiac" coming out. Hopefully they will get a few more things right.


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