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Zodiac  
Release Date:
3/2/2007
Studio:
Paramount
Rating:
R
Length:
158
Overall Score:
2.71
Reviewers' Comments:
The Zodiac killer was not the only lurking danger. RL A special thank you to Duffy Jennings for providing character background information to TUTD.
Director:
Fincher, David
Producer(s):
Chaffin, Ce├ín     Fischer, Brad     Medavoy, Mike     Messer, Arnold
Writer(s):
Vanderbilt, James


Editor:
Wall, Angus
Prop Master:
Parrish, Hope M.
Smoking Incidents:
50+
Where:
Home   Workplace   Vehicle   Bar/Nightclub    
Outdoors:
outside police station and on streets
Other:
elevator and theater lobby
Who Around:
   
Where On The Set:
 
Brand Shown 1:
Used by:
No. of Times:
How Depicted:
Brand Shown 2:
Used by:
No. of Times:
How Depicted:
Lead:         Credited Non-star:         Extra:
Actor Star Power Tobacco Type Age Ethnicity Gender Role
Downey Jr., Robert Star Cigarette 30+ Caucasian Male Good Guy
Ruffalo, Mark Credited Non-Star Cigarette 30+ Caucasian Male Good Guy
Arquette, Richmond Credited Non-Star Cigarette 20-30 Caucasian Male
Goldberg, Adam Credited Non-Star Cigarette 30+ Asian Male
Duvall, Clea Credited Non-Star Cigarette 20-30 Caucasian Female
Non IMDb Extra Cigarette 30+ Caucasian Male
Cox, Brian Credited Non-Star Cigar 30+ Caucasian Male Good Guy
Anti-Tobacco Message 1:
Comment

Killer tells woman "You shouldn't smoke, it's a bad habit."
Robert Downey Jr. shown at end then using oxygen, movie states he dies of emphysema
Anti-Tobacco Message 2:
Visual Clue
Sexy: Sexy: Celebration: Wealth/Power: B Cool:
Independent/Unique: Rebellion: A Tension/Stress: A Relaxation: Habit/Addiction: A
Bad Guy: Loser: Other: Neutral:  
Other Comments:
There isn't a way to clarify if all characters smoked in real life, particularly extras but this movie realistically depicted the smoking behavior of historical figures and health effects of tobacco use.
Overall:
Balanced
Extent:
6
Overall:
6
Perceived:
4
Where People Smoke:
3
Special Circumstances:
Realistic tobacco use portrayal

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