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The Parallax View (1974)

R | | Thriller | 14 June 1974 (USA)
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An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.

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Walter McGinn ...
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Chuck Waters ...
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William Joyce ...
Senator Charles Carroll (as Bill Joyce)
Betty Murray ...
Mrs. Charles Carroll (as Bettie Johnson)
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Chrissy - Frady's Girl (as JoAnne Harris)
Ted Gehring ...
Schecter - Hotel Clerk
Lee Pulford ...
Shirley - Salmontail Bar Girl
Doria Cook-Nelson ...
Gale from Salmontail (as Doria Cook)
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Joe Frady is a determined reporter who often needs to defend his work from colleagues. After the assassination of a prominent U.S. senator, Frady begins to notice that reporters present during the assassination are dying mysteriously. After getting more involved in the case, Frady begins to realize that the assassination was part of a conspiracy somehow involving the Parallax Corporation, an enigmatic training institute. He then decides to enroll for the Parallax training himself to discover the truth. Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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There is no conspiracy. Just twelve people dead. See more »

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Zeuge einer Verschwörung  »

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First film that star Warren Beatty was seen in for around three years with Beatty's last at the time having been $ (1971). In between, Beatty was involved raising finance and political campaigning for presidential candidate George McGovern who was unsuccessful in becoming the President of the United States of America. See more »

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Bill Rintels takes the lid off the coffee cup he just has been delivered and throws it in what is supposed to be an office garbage bin. You can clearly hear the lid hitting the floor and taking a second to stabilize. See more »

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Bill Rintels: [after Frady's run-in with police] You're enjoying yourself, aren't you.
Joseph Frady: You gotta admit, it's funny.
Bill Rintels: It makes me laugh, but I don't think it's funny.
Joseph Frady: What's that supposed to mean?
Bill Rintels: Have you ever laughed at a comedian when he pretended to stutter? There's nothing funny about a man who stutters, but people laugh. They're amused. But they're not happy about it.
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" When you've asked a hundred question and received no answers, you're not suppose to know "
18 June 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In the age of conspiracy, there are dozen of reasons why bad things happen to good people. They never happen to bad people, they are protected. Lincoln, Kennedy, Luthor King and even Bobby Kennedy, all were targeted for death by their enemies. Bush, Nixon or even pedophile priests, all have guardian angels. This movie is called " The Parallax View " which offers a plausible suggestion of how such powerful organizations work. Warren Beatty plays Joseph Frady, a top notch reporter who discovers a mounting pile of evidence, all which indicates a U.S. Senator was not assassinated by a lone gunman. However, as he begins collecting both the name of witnesses and collaborating evidence to substantiate his conclusions, he become the primary target of the Paraallax corporation. With Williams Daniels and Hume Cronyn in supporting roles, this strange and compelling film urges the audience to try and stay ahead of the assassins. Base on the David Giler novel and aptly directed by Alan J. Pakula this movie is driven by suspense and fueled by circumstance. From the very beginning, the audience is drawn ever forward with the hero and we hope he will get to the exit door before the Parallax crew prevents him. An exciting and heart pounding ending awaiting anyone paying attention and riveted to their chair. Superior film for Warren Beatty and one destined to become a Classic. ****


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