The Conversation

Lists: Drama, Mystery, Conspiracy thriller, Crime / Heist, Psychological Thrillers, Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "The Conversation is a Francis Ford Coppola thriller from 1974 about a professional surveillance man who is hired to record the conversations between two workers. Yet it looks like he’s gotten into more than he’s getting paid for as information about a murder may have been recorded."

Overall Ranking: 28 (Rank from 1974: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • People Involved

  • Gene Hackman (Harry Caul)
  • John Cazale (Stan)
  • Frederic Forrest (Mark)
  • Cindy Williams (Ann)
  • Harrison Ford (Martin Stett)
  • Teri Garr (Amy Fredericks)
  • Allen Garfield (William P. Bernie Moran)
  • Elizabeth MacRae (Meredith)
  • Francis Ford Coppola (Director)
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