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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Frank Perkins
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Zodiac / Bartender
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Zodiac (voice)
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Mary Boucher
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Michael Newman
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Scott Washington
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Patsy
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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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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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Kelly Bulkley and Alexander Bulkley (who are brothers) developed their script from media accounts and police reports. See more »

Goofs

Crime scene tape at first murder scene is off period. The yellow "police line do not cross" screen printed plastic tape was not in use until the 80's. See more »

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References The Most Dangerous Game (1932) See more »

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Performed by Andy Williams
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by Edward Pola & George Wyle
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He Is Waiting for a Good Movie About Him… Me Too
15 November 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On 20 December 1968, in Lake Helena, a couple of teenagers is brutally murdered by a killer while dating nearby the lake. The young Sergeant Matt Parish (Justin Chambers) is assigned and becomes obsessed for the case, neglecting his wife Laura (Robin Tunney) and his son Johnny (Rory Culkin). On 04 July 1969, another couple is shot in the golf course of Vallejo, and the killer sends letters to three newspapers with a riddle and promising more deaths. He kills again, and the police force is not able to arrest him. On 24 April 1978, he writes to a newspaper telling that he is waiting for a good movie about him.

"The Zodiac" is actually focused in the dramatic story of a detective that becomes obsessed by the case and practically forgets his former beloved family. The plot of the serial killer is based on a true story of a criminal in the Bay Area of California that has never been even identified by the police; therefore the movie gives the sensation of disappointment in the end since the hunting is unsuccessful. The production is careful, using cars, costumes and some footages of the 60's, the actors and actresses have good performances, but the screenplay goes nowhere. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Zodíaco" ("The Zodiac")


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