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The Conversation (1974)


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Plot  The main feature of the plot, similar to the 1966 British film ''Blowup'', is the moral dilemma and paranoia that the main protagonist faces when his recording (sound in this case, photography in ''Blowup'') reveals a potential murder.

Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a surveillance expert who runs his own company in San Francisco. Highly respected within 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professional at work, but finds personal contact extremely difficult; dense crowds make him uncomfortable, and he is withdrawn and taciturn in more intimate social situations. 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.



Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
Harry Caul
John Cazale
Allen Garfield
William P. "Bernie" Moran
Cindy Williams
Frederic Forrest
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Martin Stett
Michael Higgins
Elizabeth MacRae
Teri Garr
Amy Fredericks
Robert Shields
The Mime
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
The Director (uncredited)


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