Awakening the Zodiac

Synopsis: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in the killer's lethal cross-hairs.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Jonathan Wright
Production: Bunk 11 Pictures
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min



Someone's coming.


Who is it?

Beats me,

i can't see anything.

This is freaking me out, Adam,

you said that no one

ever comes up here.

Are you okay, ma'am?

Yes, sir.

Sorry, officer.

I suppose you gave

us a bit of a scare.

There's no parking

here after sundown.

Sorry, officer.

You been drinking, son?

Mama said never to

drink on a first date.

First date, very nice.

All right.

You kids get out of here.

Yes, sir.

Thank you, officer.

Sorry, officer.

Oh, boy, what a drag.

You are so lucky

he didn't bust

you for drinking.

Yeah, he had no right.

Besides, only park rangers

can ticket you in these parts.


are so full of it.

Come on.

This guy is just

dying to give us a ticket.

What the hell

is he doing?

God damn.

No, Adam.

You're such an idiot!

Officer, I don't know

what you think

i was doing, but...

Hey, you're not the...

What the hell is that?

Who the hell are you?

Hey, mister,

I'm talking to you!

No, Adam!

Please, no,

we didn't do anything wrong!

Run, lula! Run!

Help! Help!

Hey, honey, I'm home.



What did you do with the,

uh, grocery money?

And how was your day?

Let me tell you

a little bit about mine.

It was great.

You want one?

Where'd it all go?

To our future.

Harvey won us the bid

on that storage locker.

Oh, god, another one?

You know,

it's your decisions,

and not your conditions,

that determine

your future, Zoe.

What? That's a quote by

your Anthony Robbins.

You didn't

even read that book.

Maybe a little.

Oh, my god.

Baby, we got that

riding mower, remember?

We sold that

for a good buck,

and then what about

that storage locker

with all that silverware?

We made out like

bandits on that.

Mick, that's two,

what about

all the other ones?

Oh, lord Jesus. Okay,

what did you end up

paying for this one?





Mick, that's

three months' rent.

Harv and I split it, so...

I'm gonna kill you right now.

I'm mad

at you, we can't...

Mick, we're never gonna

get out of this shitbox

betting on storage lockers.

What are you saying?

What am I saying?

I mean... oh, god.

It's not what I'm saying,

it's what you're saying.

You sit there,

and you sit there, and go,

"oh, Zoe, I wanna

give you a better life."

"Oh, Zoe,

i wanna actually give you

a real house one day."

But I'm the only grown-up

standing here in the room,

and I don't wanna

be the grown-up.

Don't even, don't even.

No, no, no,

no, no, just...


This is your special spot,

your special spot.

I hate you

so much right now.

What do we own now?

Well, let's go talk to Harvey,

and check it out, right?

You're so rotten.

Stop it. Get outta here.

Come on, babe.

So, Tina,

she was the one

who tipped us off.

She said it was owned

by some rich old woman.

And I ain't talking like,

living in a trailer with

a caddy in the driveway

kind of rich,

I'm talking more like

real housewives of

Atlanta kind of rich.

Baby, we got to

take this thing in

before it completely

craps out on us, okay?

Yeah, yeah, I know.

Just as soon as

we can pay for it.

Cut me some slack.

I didn't say anything!

I'm just trying to

dig us out of this rut.

Do you

have a bulldozer?

Pfft. Man,

you know I'm ain't programed

to take sh*t from nobody.

It ain't in my genes.

Is having

a roof over your head

in your genes?

How much money do you think

you've actually made

on these lockers

over the past two years?

I don't know,

a little over $1,000.

So, you just threw

most of that back

today on one locker.

That's all I'm saying.

My sister's got

it better than us,

and she's in jail.

Hot damn, you serious?

I got a good feeling

about this one, okay?

Oh, baby, you always do.

I got a good

feeling about this one.

You always do.

Come on,

get in here.

Jesus, Harvey.

You look like sh*t.


Hot diggity.

Aw, now,

there's a ray of sunshine.

Where have you been?

Oh, hey, Harvey.

Hey, you know what?

You get prettier and prettier

every time I see ya.

Don't try to sweet talk me,

where's all the crap

you guys bought?

It's that pile right there.

Hey, you want a beer?

Sure. Man, you look

like you haven't slept.


I haven't.

So, this is it?

Yeah, well,

those are the best pieces.

That's, uh, like,

i don't know, 300 bucks,

and we got some stuff

back in the locker,

$100, $120.

So, we're talking $400,

$425 for the whole lot.

$425 for the whole thing?


Hold on, hold on.

Tina's never

steered us wrong before.

Well, honey,

looks like you

guys got screwed

like a 10-cent whore

on nickel night.

No, no, no.

I was going through

those boxes there,

and I found something.

Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Follow me.

It was hidden deep

inside this nasty dresser.

Come here, check this out.

Home movies?

They're dated.


Oh, great, so,

now you're the proud owners

of somebody's

40-year-old wedding movies.

No, not a wedding.

I watched them.

Follow me.

Up here.

Go in straight,

and then to your right.

Oh, real classy, harv.

Don't f***ing touch that.

That's collector's edition.

How do you keep

inventory of all this crap?

Oh, Christ, Harvey.

I got a photographic memory.

I think you have a concussion

right about now.

Hey, let's

watch some movies!

What do you keep in here,

a dead body?

Oh, Jesus. You okay?

Can we just go?

Yeah, let's, uh...

Harv? Harvey?


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Jennifer Archer

Jennifer Archer (born 1957) is an author of young adult/teen fiction, women's fiction and romance born in Cleburne, north central Texas. Her novels typically have strong female protagonists, and have been nominated for numerous awards. Archer holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University, and after graduating she worked in the fields of oil and gas accounting, real estate management, and the pharmacy and medical equipment industries, before becoming a full-time writer. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of creative writing and pursuing dreams, and has presented numerous talks and workshops for educators, students, writers' organizations and bookstores. Her novels for adults have been published with Dorchester Publishing and Harlequin Books, and her novels for teens with Harper Teen. She is also the co-author of Happiness Rehab: 8 Creative Steps to a More Joyful Life Body and Soul, Archer's debut novel, was released in 1999. Once Upon a Dream, her second novel, spent several weeks on Borders Books' bestseller list for Paranormal Romance, and was chosen by as one of the 'Best New Romances' for the month of January 2001, and was a 2001 P.E.A.R.L. Finalist (Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature). Archer finished in the finals twice in Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart competition, was a 2006 finalist for the prestigious Rita Award with her mainstream women’s fiction novel The Me I Used to Be, and her novel Sandwiched was a 2006 nominee for a Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award. The Texas Library Association selected her novel Through Her Eyes for the TAYSHAS high school reading list, and for the Spirit of Texas Reading Program - Middle School. Archer currently resides in Amarillo, Texas. more…

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