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Feature Film

Classic - Thriller - Drama - Mystery

United States 1974 | 113 Min

1 Awards 3 Nominees

Subtitles in

We will be listening to you

Genre

Classic Thriller Drama Mystery

Subjects

surveillance san francisco jazz saxophone sound

Language

English

Story

Harry Caul is a devout Catholic and a lover of jazz music who plays his saxophone while listening to his jazz records. He is a San Francisco-based electronic surveillance expert who owns and operates his own small surveillance business. He is renowned within the profession as being the best, one who designs and constructs his own surveillance equipment. He is an intensely private and solitary man in both his personal and professional life, which especially irks Stan, his business associate who often feels shut out of what is happening with their work. This privacy, which includes not letting anyone into his apartment and always telephoning his clients from pay phones is, in part, intended to control what happens around him. His and Stan's latest job (a difficult one) is to record the private discussion of a young couple meeting in crowded and noisy Union Square. The arrangement with his client, known only to him as "the director", is to provide the audio recording of the discussion (IMDB)

Awards

    - Cannes Film Festival  - 1974 / France

    Best Film


Nominations

    - Academy Awards  - 1974 / United States

    Best Sound
    Best Film
    Best Screenplay


Director

Francis Ford Coppola

Writer

Francis Ford Coppola

Cast

Gene Hackman
John Cazale
Allen Garfield
Cindy Williams
Frederic Forrest
Robert Duvall
Harrison Ford
Michael Higgens
Teri Garr
Elizabeth MacRae

Producers

Francis Ford Coppola

Cinematographer

Bill Butler

Production Designer

Dean Tavoularis

Editors

Walter Murch, Richard Chew

Composer

David Shire

Musicians