In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving in to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him.Written by
Nicholas Van Orton's father died on his 48th birthday. In reality, at the time of the movies release, Charles Martinet, who plays Nicholas's father, was two months shy of his 42nd birthday, six years less than depicted. See more »
After Nicholas and "Christine" drive away from the house as it's being shot up by the CRS agents, the BMW windows are cracked like a windshield would be. All cars now use safety glass in the side and rear windows that breaks into small pellets any time that they suffer a sharp impact (like a bullet). See more »
[leveling gun at carjacker]
I am extremely fragile right now.
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The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »
I was hungry like anything when I started watching this movie and that was the only time I felt hungry. 2 hours and 3 minutes passed like you are playing your favorite GAME and could not concentrate anything else. If you think Micheal Douglas is an over rated actor then this movie is enough to prove you wrong. Sean Penn does full justice to his cameo. This is not a movie that leaves you with puzzles after watching unlike many mystery thrillers, instead it solves itself and relaxes your muscles after a rough ride. This is a movie with an engrossing script, excellent acting and flawless direction. If you have not watched this movie yet then PLAY it. You wont regret it all. Entertainment at its best. Now I can have my snacks and you go watch it. 8/10
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