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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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The most infamous serial killer of our time... is still out there. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,785, 2 April 2006
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is the second film based on the Zodiac Killer where Philip Baker Hall has portrayed a character in law enforcement. See more »

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Soundtracks

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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92 minutes of my life that I will never get back
31 August 2006 | by sferg62See 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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