The Conversation

United States, 1974

Film
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Gene Hackman plays Harry Caul, an expert surveillance man, who during a routine wire-tapping job hears snatches of conversation which make him believe a young couple is in danger. The more Harry tries to discover the secret surrounding the couple, the more he descends into a nightmare of secrecy, betrayal and murder, all taking place amidst a world of moral ambivalence. Influenced by the Watergate scandals of the early 1970’s, “The Conversation” is a tense and excellently edited suspense thriller. It is also Coppola’s most anguished and personal film.

Credits

producer/director

Francis Ford Coppola

production company

Paramount Pictures

Zoetrope Studios

Duration

01:49:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1974

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37935

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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