R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo were cast in part thanks to Jennifer Aniston. Director David Fincher was in the pre-production stages of the film when he asked her who some of her favorite co-stars were. She replied with Gyllenhaal and Ruffalo, who she had previously worked with on The Good Girl (2002) and Rumor Has It... (2005).
Where have you been? I've been waiting since 7:00.
(at around 1h 20 mins) The scene where the detectives interview Allen at his job opens with an aerial view of Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA. The subtitle says Rodeo, CA.
Symbols similar to the ones used in the Zodiac letters can be seen when each opening title credit fades.
The end credits of the Director's Cut has a more detailed final cast listing. It properly credits many of the actors who were inexplicably left uncredited in the theatrical cut. However, Ione Skye's cameo as Kathleen Johns remains uncredited even in the Director's Cut.
$13,395,610 (USA) (4 March 2007)
$33,080,084 (USA) (3 May 2007)
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