The Conversation Poster

Release Date: June 30th, 2001

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2000

PG|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide (Harrison Ford) to tail a young couple, Mark (Frederic Forrest) and Ann (Cindy Williams). Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan (John Cazale) manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.

Cast: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Frederic Forrest, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth MacRae, Teri Garr

Director: Francis Coppola

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: American Zoetrope, The Directors Company

Keywords: Gripping, Office, Dark, 1970s, Pursuit, Deception, Murder, Wife, Mystery

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Awards

Winner Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture