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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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Based On True Events 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:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The burning of Kathleen Johns' car can be seen in the music video intro played before the attack at the lake. See more »

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The school bus used for the Vallejo School District has Budd wheels on the front axle. Trucks and buses for this period had split-ring Dayton wheels. Budd wheels would not become commonplace on school bus chassis until the late 70's. 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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Waste of time...
30 August 2006 | by smileleabobSee all my reviews

Anyone who has spent any time at all studying the Zodiac murders will find this movie to be dull and pointless. They "hollywood-ize" the premise of the movie, while in the mean time, they cut out all the twists that make this story so intriguing. -They made no mention of Robert Graysmith (a very integral part to the investigation) -They didn't even attempt to give any history on the victims (especially that of Darlene Ferrin- that is of utmost importance) Overall, I feel that the movie can only be enjoyed by those who don't know better. It is on the other hand unfortunate, that the majority of people who watched this movie do not know better and believe that what was shown is the truth. I am looking forward to the 2007 "Zodiac" coming out. Hopefully they will get a few more things right.


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