Zodiac (2007)


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115 min  –  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  –  31 May 2013 (USA)

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10 from 181,897 users  

Metascore: 78/100

Awards: 27 nominations.

Director: David Fincher

Writers: James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Robert Graysmith (book)

Plot Summary

 A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

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Cast

  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Robert Graysmith
  • Mark Ruffalo – Inspector David Toschi
  • Anthony Edwards – Inspector William Armstrong
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Paul Avery
  • Brian Cox – Melvin Belli
  • John Carroll Lynch – Arthur Leigh Allen
  • Richmond Arquette – Zodiac 1 / Zodiac 2
  • Bob Stephenson – Zodiac 3
  • John Lacy – Zodiac 4
  • Chloë Sevigny – Melanie
  • Ed Setrakian – Al Hyman
  • John Getz – Templeton Peck
  • John Terry – Charles Thieriot
  • Candy Clark – Carol Fisher
  • Elias Koteas – Sgt. Jack Mulanax

Storyline

Robert Graysmith is a cartoonist who works for the San Francisco Chronicle. His quirky ways irritate Paul Avery, a reporter whose drinking gets in the way of doing his job. The two become friends thanks to a shared interest: the Zodiac killer. Graysmith steadily becomes obsessed with the case, as Avery’s life spirals into drunken oblivion.

Graysmith’s amateur sleuthing puts him onto the path of David Toschi, a police inspector who has thus far failed to catch his man; Sherwood Morrill, a handwriting expert; Linda del Buono, a convict who knew one of the Zodiac’s victims; and others. Graysmith’s job, his wife and his children all become unimportant next to the one thing that really matters: catching the Zodiac.

The symbol of the Zodiac Killer.

The symbol of the Zodiac Killer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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