The Parallax View

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Conspiracy thriller, Crime / Heist, Psychological Thrillers

Brief Synopsis: "The story concerns a reporter's dangerous investigation into an obscure organization, the Parallax Corporation, whose primary, but not ostensible, enterprise is political assassination."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1974: # 0)

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Lisa Marie Bowman75 - A classic of paranoia.
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People Involved

  • Warren Beatty (Joseph Frady)
  • Paula Prentiss (Lee Carter)
  • William Daniels (Austin Tucker)
  • Walter McGinn (Jack Younger)
  • Hume Cronyn (Bill Rintels)
  • Kelly Thordsen (Sheriff L.D. Wicker)
  • Chuck Waters (Thomas Richard Linder)
  • Earl Hindman (Deputy Red)
  • Bettie Johnson (Mrs. Charles Carroll)
  • Bill McKinney (Parallax Assassin)
  • Jo Ann Harris (Chrissy - Fradys Girl (as JoAnne Harris))
  • Ted Gehring (Schecter - Hotel Clerk)
  • Lee Pulford (Shirley - Salmontail Bar Girl)
  • Doria Cook-Nelson (Gale from Salmontail (as Doria Cook))
  • Jim Davis (George Hammond)
  • Joan Lemmo (Organist)
  • Kenneth Mars (Former FBI Agent Will)
  • William Jordan (Tuckers Aide)
  • Edward Winter (Senator Jameson)
  • Ford Rainey (Commission Spokesman #2)
  • Alma Beltran (Joy Holder)
  • Richard Bull (Parallax Goon)
  • William Joyce (Senator Charles Carroll (as Bill Joyce))
  • Stacy Keach, Sr. (Commission Spokesman #1)
  • Alan J. Pakula (Director)