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The Zodiac (2005)

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)
Shelby Alexis Irey ...
Bobbie
Natassia Costa ...
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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Storyline

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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Trivia

Some of the music used in this version of The Zodiac is used in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. 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 »

Connections

Version of Zodiak - Der Horoskop-Mörder (2007) See more »

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Time Has Come Today
Performed by The Chambers Brothers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by Joseph Chambers & Willie Chambers
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If the real Zodiac sees this he kills himself!
19 March 2006 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Calling himself as "The Zodiac", this mysterious San Francisco serial killer confounded investigators for over 30 years with weird threatening letters and random killings in the outskirts of Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, Riverside and probably in Gaviota (Santa Barbara County).

One of his most famous quotation was: "I am waiting for a good movie about me". He can repeat it again, because this film will frown in every person who sees it.

If you know about the regretful work about this unsolved case you should know that this would provide sufficient material for a tauting and suspenseful thriller but... that was plain wrong after seeing this.

The movie explores the seemingly random shootings and stabbings of the killings and it began well with a well-shot scene of the 1st murder but then, it goes all down the toilet. The action is guided to focus on the lead investigator on the case and his annoying son. The movie then runs between the detective, his son, his wife, a reporter and the killer. It's a mixture of police business, killings and monotonous domestic drama making the characters seem dull, gloomy and depressing. Unfortunately for the Zodiac fans this shows an extremely inert directing and apathetic editing and the ending just slams into nothing... so you'd better wait for the, most probably, upcoming excellent and thrilling movie that'll be directed by David Fincher next months called Zodiac(2006).


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