The Conversation

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Harry Caul is a devout Catholic and a lover of jazz music who plays his saxophone while listening to his jazz records. He is a San Francisco-based electronic surveillance expert who owns and operates his own small surveillance business. He is renowned within the profession as being the best, one who designs and constructs his own surveillance equipment. He is an intensely private and solitary man in both his personal and professional life, which especially irks Stan, his business associate who often feels shut out of what is happening with their work. This privacy, which includes not letting anyone into his apartment and always telephoning his clients from pay phones is, in part, intended to control what happens around him. His and Stan's latest job (a difficult one) is to record the private discussion of a young couple meeting in crowded and noisy Union Square. The arrangement with his client, known only to him as "the director", is to provide the audio recording of the discussion ...

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola
Production: Paramount Pictures
Year: 1974
MetaScore: 85/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 12 Apr 1974
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 13 nominations.


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Harry Caul - Gene Hackman
Bernie Moran - Allen Garfield
Meredith - Elizabeth MacRae
Amy - Teri Garr
Martin Stett - Harrison Ford
Receptionist - Mark Wheeler
The Mime - Robert Shields
Man at Party - Ramon Bieri
Boy in Church - Gian-Carlo Coppola
TV Anchor - George Dusheck
The Director - Robert Duvall
Confessional Priest / Security Guard - Richard Hackman
Salesman - George Meyer
Salesman at Surveillance Convention - Al Nalbandian
Hotel Desk Clerk - Ronald Kirk Stake
Businessman - Erick Vinther
Man in Yellow Hat - Billy Dee Williams