About

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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Directed by

Francis Ford Coppola

Written by

Francis Ford Coppola (Screenplay)

Runtime

113 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

paranoia san francisco audio tape surveillance saxophone wiretap shadowing

Photos

Lists

#142 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#114 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#103 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Francis Ford Coppola

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Walter Murch Art Rochester

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Francis Ford Coppola