The Conversation

Dated and occasionally exciting thriller starring Gene Hackman as a professional eavesdropper who is hired to tape a conversation of two suspicious individuals. Hackman, being a religious man, suspects that the tapes of this conversation will lead to a vicious murder and soon tries to stop it. A disturbing film that obviously needs an acquired taste to appreciate. Many of the scenes are grippingly electrifying, yet much of the film seems to drag. However, it's a very unique and interesting film. Notable for having a young Harrison Ford in the cast, before Star Wars brought him to fame. Also, as a side note, Robert Duvall is in a picture shown several times on the screen.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart, Stephen Kahan, Terry Alexander, Alex McArthur

Directed by:

Francis Ford Coppala


1974 thriller/suspence

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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