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The Zodiac (2005)

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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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Alexander Bulkley

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Chambers ... Matt Parish
Robin Tunney ... Laura Parish
Rory Culkin ... Johnny Parish
William Mapother ... Dale Coverling
Brad William Henke ... Bill Gregory (as Brad Henke)
Rex Linn ... Jim Martinez
Philip Baker Hall ... Frank Perkins
Marty Lindsey ... Zodiac / Bartender
Brian Bloom ... Zodiac (voice)
Shelby Alexis Irey Shelby Alexis Irey ... Bobbie
Natassia Costa Natassia Costa ... Mary Boucher
Kris Palm ... Michael Newman
Nate Dushku ... Scott Washington
Katelin Chesna ... Patsy
Kathryn Howell ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2006 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

In Control of All Things See more »

Filming Locations:

Benicia, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,578, 19 March 2006

Gross USA:

$45,148

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,872
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Matt Parish: Johnny, I'm gonna catch this guy, I'm gonna get him. Ok?
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Version of The Limbic Region (1996) See more »

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With a Girl, Like You
Performed by The Troggs
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Written by Reg Presley
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Watchable but nothing special
11 June 2006 | by slake09See all my reviews

There's nothing new or original, but it's a watchable film. You keep thinking they're going to reveal something big, or do something exciting - but they don't. It's not boring or annoying, it just isn't particularly entertaining.

Mainly it's a look at the Zodiac killer's doings and how they might have affected the detectives and their families who investigated the crimes. Serious, thoughtful, not exciting - there simply wasn't enough information to work with. No big clues about the Zodiac's identity, no major show of new evidence, zip, zilch, nada.

They could have at least livened it up with some sex scenes or grisly aspects of the murders (why else are we watching this stuff?) but that didn't happen. No half-naked bimbos running around screaming, no bloody special effects. The lead detective seemed somewhat frustrated by the lack of evidence, I was hoping for a good S&M sex scene between him and his wife, but no luck there.

Looks like the Zodiac got away again - this time from the director.


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