• The Parallax View (1974)

The Parallax View

Release Date: June 14th, 1974

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 1999

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

After a presidential candidate is assassinated, political reporter Joe Frady (Warren Beatty) begins to suspect that the mysterious Parallax Corporation may be involved. As he investigates, others who share his suspicions start turning up dead, including his editor, Bill Rintels (Hume Cronyn). Eventually, Frady uncovers a conspiracy bigger than anyone expected and must race to prevent the corporation's next big hit as this political thriller plays out in an explosive game of cat and mouse.

Cast: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Hume Cronyn, Kelly Thordsen, Earl Hindman, Chuck Waters, William Joyce

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Doubleday Productions, Harbor Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Los Angeles, Murder, Dark, Pursuit, Intense, Mystery, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Slate

    The mother of all conspiracy movies. show more

  • 90
    Time Out

    Excellent performances; fascinating film. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The Parallax View will no doubt remind some reviewers of Executive Action, another movie released at about the same time that advanced a conspiracy theory of assassination. It's a better use of similar material, however, because it tries to entertain instead of staying behind to argue. show more

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