The Conversation (1974)

8.75

Rated by 4 people

Drama
Mystery
Thriller
 / 
113 min.
Plot  Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a surveillance expert who runs his own company in San Francisco. He is highly respected by others in the profession. Caul is obsessed with his own privacy; his apartment is almost bare behind its triple-locked door and burglar alarm, he uses pay phones to make calls, claims to have no home telephone and his office is enclosed in wire mesh in a corner of a much larger warehouse. Caul is utterly professional at work but finds personal contact extremely difficult because he is intensely secretive about even the most trivial aspects of his life. Dense crowds make him feel uncomfortable and he is withdrawn and taciturn in more intimate social situations. He is also reticent and obsessively secretive with colleagues. His appearance is nondescript, except for his habit of wearing a translucent grey plastic raincoat almost everywhere he goes, even when it is not raining.

Despite Caul's insistence that his professional code means that he is not responsible fo...
  

Cast

Gene Hackman
Harry Caul
Allen Garfield
William P. "Bernie" Moran
Harrison Ford
Martin Stett
Teri Garr
Amy Fredericks
Robert Duvall
The Director (uncredited)

Others

All Titles

The Conversation
English Original Title

Release Dates

Country

United States

Language

English

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