Music directorOliver Nelson Duration CountryUnited States
WriterRobert Enders, John T. Kelley Release dateMay 1970 (USA) CastGeorge Kennedy (Paul R. Cameron), Anne Jackson (Jean Cameron), Eli Wallach (Mario Gambretti), Steve Ihnat (Asst. Dist. Atty. Herb Gates), William Marshall (Morrie Bronson), Charlene Holt (Sara Raymond) Similar moviesJurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Maze Runner, The Shawshank Redemption, Barbed Wire Dolls
TaglineGetting in was easy. Getting out was murder.
Zig zag original theatrical trailer
Zig Zag, also released as False Witness, is a 1970 drama film directed by Richard A. Colla and starring George Kennedy.
Kennedy plays Paul Cameron, an insurance executive who finds out he has a brain tumor. His family will receive nothing under his current policies, but there is a huge reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of a businessman. Cameron frames himself for the murder in the hopes of collecting the reward money for his wife in an anonymous bank account. Cameron is found guilty and sentenced to death, but then is cured of the disease, and escapes in order to find the real killer and clear his name.
George Kennedy as Paul Cameron
Anne Jackson as Jean Cameron
Eli Wallach as Mario Gambretti
Steve Ihnat as Herb Gates
William Marshall as Morris Bronson
Joe Maross as Lieutenant Hines
Dana Elcar as Harold Tracey
Walter Brooke as Adam Mercer
Anita O'Day as Sheila Mangan
The film score was composed, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson, and the soundtrack album was released on the MGM label. Allmusic's Jason Ankeney noted that Nelson did "a particularly strong job of evoking the grittiness of their urban setting" and said that "Recalling vintage jazz in both its atmosphere and vigor, the music navigates though a series of mood and tempo shifts with the precision of a race car moving in and out of traffic" The album also included two tracks with lyrics by Hal David sung by Bobby Hatfield and Roy Orbison singing the Mike Curb composition "Zigzag".
All compositions by Oliver Nelson escept as indicated
"All You Did Was Smile" (lyrics by Hal David) - 1:41
"Main Title from "Zigzag" - 2:30
"Guilty, Your Honor" - 1:50
"It Was You, It Was You" - 2:30
"Love Theme (Bossa)" - 2:39
"Earphones" - 2:03
"Zigzag" (Mike Curb, Robert Enders, Guy Hemric) - 2:50
"The Other Car" - 3:55
"Variations of Themes" - 4:50
"I Call Your Name"(lyrics by Hal David) - 2:32
"End Title" - 1:05
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson except:
Tracks 1 & 10:
Arranged and conducted by Don Peak with Bobby Hatfield - vocals
Arranged and conducted by Don Peak with Roy Orbison - vocals