Zodiac

Movie • 2007 • Crime  

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The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
This movie contains 23 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there pedophilia?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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There are mentions of a character being a pedophile, but this character isn't seen interacting with children on screen.
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Is there bestiality?
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Doug
Violence is realistic and fast, for the most part-- except for one moment wherein it is caught in slo-motion.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Kaleigh
The killer intimidates the investigators and others through threatening phone calls and letters to their places of work.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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clevernapkin
A suspect is identified as a pedophile who has abused children in the past. No abuse occurs in the film.
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Addiction
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FayWishes
a joint is seen and is presumed that a character is using it.
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Is there addiction?
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crabby
addiction to alcohol and, arguably, cigarettes.
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crabby
one of the main characters exhibits alcoholism several times throughout the movie.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
Although it isn't shown, it is stated that there are squirrels in the suspect's freezer. Several squirrels are loose in the trailer while one is in a cage (alive) on the table.
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Are animals abused?
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Theyhulk
Squirrels are shown shut in cages/running around a mobile home. It is assumed they’re not treated well, though this is not shown on screen.
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clevernapkin
Not shown, but a character opens a suspect's freezer and says there's a squirrel inside
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Two characters are restrained with ropes during an attack by another character.
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There's talk of sexual molestation of children
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Bodily Harm
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Not sure why there are so many votes no; there is a MEMORABLY graphic stabbing scene that takes place at the lake after the couple’s ropes are tightened/ a closeup of the woman’s face/ a knife is shown. Not terribly bloody, but very disturbing and hard to watch/ listen to. Lasts around 15-20 seconds.
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In a manner of speaking, yes. Towards the end of the movie, a character is seen coughing and needing an oxygen tank.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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crabby
there is a baby whose life is threatened and for a brief time you're made to think it died, but it was saved by its mother.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Doug
One hour into the film Graysmith learns his nickname at work is "retard." Said twice.
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Family
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Kaleigh
A mother and her infant are kidnapped after the Zodiac disables her car on a deserted highway, but she manages to escape.
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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
Many people are killed
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Does someone cheat?
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clevernapkin
A character is on a date with a man who knows she is married.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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bermuda
Two during the opening scene, one about halfway through in which there's a sudden cut to a gun range
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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clownish
nothing happens just mentioned a little after an hour
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Does someone spit?
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Shmambam
Gray smith is filmed brushing his teeth and spitting all the toothpaste out very vividly
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Cops are shown as honorable, dogged pursuers of justice.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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SPOILER
No scenes in a mental institution, but it's said that the mysterious caller on the morning show claiming to be Zodiac was actually a patient calling from a mental institution.
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Theyhulk
Note that one of the main characters becomes obsessed with the case to the point that his relationship with his wife and children erodes and that he stops taking care of himself. In one scene, his wife asks him when the last time he ate was, and he appears disheveled.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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No anxiety attacks, but many characters are seen apprehensive, fearful, and/or terrified during various scenes.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Doug
There is a baby kidnapped with a woman. They both live.
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Does someone miscarry?
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Theyhulk
A mother with a baby is kidnapped and jumps out a car door with her baby. Both are fine, though the woman is covered in blood.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Aarcadian
There is a brief shot of a transfeminine person, who the cop calls "sir."
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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crabby
the n-word is seen written in one of the Zodiac killer's letters.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Kaleigh
Some co-workers of Graysmith call him a r*tard behind his back because of his eccentric behavior.
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Are there n-words?
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clevernapkin
The n-word appears in a letter, although it is not read aloud.
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Sex
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There's a scene where the detectives are searching the suspect's trailer and one of them finds pornographic magazines and, shortly thereafter, finds a mostly empty jar containing a white colored substance and a phallic-shaped object next to it which implies it was used in a sexual act.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Kaleigh
As this is based on real life events, the ending is rather ambiguous and unsettling. But the main character appears to find some satisfaction.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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clevernapkin
There's a rather disturbing scene where a man and a woman are tied up and then stabbed repeatedly.
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Does someone drown?
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crabby
many people are seen to be shot by the Zodiac killer, and basically no violent imagery is spared.
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