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The Conversation (7-Apr-1974)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola

Music: David Shire

Producer: Francis Ford Coppola

Keywords: Drama, Espionage, Surveillance

Gene Hackman plays a surveillance expert, whose latest assignment -- record the conversation of young couple in a public place -- drives him to fear the consequences of his work. Employing real wiretap technology (which seemed to prefigure the bugging of Richard M. Nixon) and fascinating with the mechanics of sound art, the film attempts to prove that recording technology is just as prone to misdirection and untruth as man's own unreliable perception.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Cazale
12-Aug-1935 12-Mar-1978 Fredo in The Godfather
Harrison Ford
13-Jul-1942   Han Solo in Star Wars
Frederic Forrest
23-Dec-1936   Apocalypse Now
Allen Garfield
22-Nov-1939   Cry Uncle!
Teri Garr
11-Dec-1947   Inga in Young Frankenstein
Gene Hackman
30-Jan-1930   The Conversation
Cindy Williams
22-Aug-1947   Shirley of Laverne and Shirley


Gene Hackman   ...   Harry Caul
John Cazale   ...   Stan
Allen Garfield   ...   Bernie Moran
Frederic Forrest   ...   Mark
Cindy Williams   ...   Ann
Michael Higgins   ...   Paul
Elizabeth MacRae   ...   Meredith
Teri Garr   ...   Amy
Harrison Ford   ...   Martin Stett
Mark Wheeler   ...   Receptionist
Robert Shields   ...   The Mime
Phoebe Alexander   ...   Lurleen


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