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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Matt Parish
... Laura Parish
... Johnny Parish
... Dale Coverling
... Bill Gregory (as Brad Henke)
... Jim Martinez
... Frank Perkins
... Zodiac / Bartender
... Zodiac (voice)
Shelby Alexis Irey ... Bobbie
Natassia Costa ... Mary Boucher
... Michael Newman
... Scott Washington
... Patsy
... 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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,578, 19 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,785, 2 April 2006
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When Johnny gets off the school bus to go in the police station the clock in the main lobby reads 9:40. When he walks in the room leading to his father's office the clock reads 8:40 See more »

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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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92 minutes of my life that I will never get back
31 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Excruciatingly slow-paced. I have seen documentaries on the Zodiac killer that were much more interesting.

The only reason I didn't rate this a 1 is some of the acting talent involved. The script was more like a soap opera than a movie about a serial killer, focusing more on the obsessive behavior of a policeman and his indifference to the potential danger of his wife and equally obsessed son.

There was very little time devoted to Zodiac, the way he taunted the police, the actual investigation, suspects or any other aspects about the case that make it one of the most intriguing mysteries of the 20th century.


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