Francis Ford Coppola’s unique thriller sees Gene Hackman as Harry Caul – a paranoid and private man that cuts his phone, sets up alarms in his bare home, and only makes calls with a pay phone.
With his own surveillance company, Harry ends up with a few tough-to-swallow episodes in his career, including a wiretap job gone wrong in which three people were killed…
When Harry and his colleague Stan are tasked with bugging a couple as they walk through San Francisco’s bustling Union Square. Amid the noise and murmur of the crowd, Harry uncovers the hushed conversation of the pair, and a conspiracy is revealed.
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