The Conversation

Harry Caul is an invader of privacy. The best in the business.

Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan 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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1974-04-07
Run time: 113 minute / 1:53
Budget: $1,600,000
Revenue: $4,420,000
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola
Production Companies : Paramount, The Directors Company, The Coppola Company
Production Country: United States of America


Gene Hackman
as Harry Caul
John Cazale
as Stan
Frederic Forrest
as Mark
Cindy Williams
as Ann
Harrison Ford
as Martin Stett
Teri Garr
as Amy Fredericks
Allen Garfield
as William P. 'Bernie' Moran
Elizabeth MacRae
as Meredith
Robert Duvall
as The Director
Michael Higgins
as Paul
Mark Wheeler
as Receptionist
Billy Dee Williams
as Man in Yellow Hat (uncredited)
Ramon Bieri
as Man at Party (uncredited)
Phoebe Alexander
as Lurleen
Gian-Carlo Coppola
as Boy in Church (uncredited)
Robert Shields
as The mime
Richard Hackman
as Confessional Priest / Security Guard (uncredited)
Francis Ford Coppola Director

Francis Ford Coppola Screenplay

Francis Ford Coppola Producer

David Shire Original Music Composer

Richard Chew Editor

Jennifer Shull Casting

Dean Tavoularis Production Design
Doug von Koss Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costume Design

Clark L. Paylow Production Manager

Visual Effects
Ted Moehnke Creature Design

Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts

Walter Murch Sound Designer

Bill Butler Director of Photography
Haskell Wexler Director of Photography

Fred Roos Co-Producer
Mona Skager Associate Producer

Nathan Boxer Sound Recordist
Michael Evje Sound Recordist
Art Rochester Sound Recordist
Howard Beals Sound Effects Editor
Pete Horner Sound Editor

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