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Awakening the Zodiac (2017)

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Over 40 years since the infamous Zodiac killer terrorised inhabitants of San Francisco and surrounds, three people stumble across homemade films of some of his murders. They then set out to track him down.


Jonathan Wright
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Cast overview:
Shane West ... Mick Branson
Leslie Bibb ... Zoe Branson
Matt Craven ... Harvey
Nicholas Campbell ... Ray
Kenneth Welsh ... Ben
Stephen McHattie ... Zodiac
John Bregar ... Adam
Eva Link ... Lula
Jennie Esnard ... Tina
Doug Miller ... Officer (as Douglas Kidd)
Sandra Wilson Sandra Wilson ... Front Desk Woman
Jason Hook ... S.A. Grinstahl


The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in the killer's lethal cross-hairs.

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The deadliest serial killer in U.S. history ... is back.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Z See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Zodiac killer's executioner-style hooded costume is based on real-life Zodiac survivor Bryan Hartnell's description of the killer. See more »


Early on in the film, Zoe is seen using a smartphone. Later in the library scene, she is seen using a flip phone. See more »

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So dumb it hurts
10 September 2018 | by JessMazo-1See all my reviews

Ever see a character who is just so dumb it hurts. You're torn struggling between stupidity rooting for a protagonist and having the murderer kill her? Well Leslie Bibb pulls this off magnificently. All of the stupidity of trailer park barbie just marches you down a trail while her hillbilly boyfriend is going bringing a shovel to a gun fight. Seriously? All of this dumb contained in one movie. I can deal with things that aren't plausible. I mean it's a movie suspension of disbelief is pretty standard, but when the characters do such nonsensical things it's hard to care. What should have been an average thriller with a decent mystery are buried by the stupidity and just annoying characters.

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