The Conversation

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

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Podcast Release Date:
Aug 13, 2021

Individual Movie Series

The proof that Shirley was cheating on Laverne

World-class wiretapper Gene Hackman records a Conversation between two lovers that could get an unfaithful wife killed in Francis Ford Coppola’s award winning follow-up to The Godfather.  Does the surveillance expert need to turn down the volume on his own paranoia and personal problems in order to properly hear what’s being communicated?  And what does this timely 1974 thriller have to say about the Watergate scandal and secret Nixon tapes?  Eavesdrop on the hosts, and get the answers, when you become an August Now Playing Patron.

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Movie Details

Individual Movie Reviews
Patron Exclusives
Francis Ford Coppola
1 h 53 min
Release Date
7 April 1974
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.

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