Cast and Crew: David Fincher (Director); Robert Graysmith (Book); Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch, John Terry, Elias Koteas, Candy Clark, Dermot Mulroney, Donal Logue, Phillip Baker Hall, James LeGros, Ione Skye
What It’s About: Three men-Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr), the crime writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, who was eventually threatened by the Zodiac killer; Inspector David Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), the principle investigator for the San Francisco murder; and Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), a political cartoonist who loves puzzles-become obsessed with solving the Zodiac killer murders. None of them succeed, and each pays a price for his obsession.
Why Watch it Today?: The first Zodiac murder occurred on today’s date in 1968.