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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.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Sunday April 7 1974
Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Francis Coppola
Screenwriter: Francis Coppola
Cast: Gene Hackman
John Cazale
Cindy Williams
Allen Garfield
Frederic Forrest
Teri Garr
Robert Duvall
Harrison Ford
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