A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people.
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For the close-ups of Jake Gyllenhaal's knuckles as he draws or holds letters, hair was digitally retouched in. David Fincher felt that Gyllenhaal's hands were too hairless and pretty. Read More