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 world's headlines.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The film is adapted from a 1970 novel by Loren Singer with the same title, about a reporter's dangerous investigation into an obscure organization, the Parallax Corporation, whose primary enterprise is political assassination. See more »
In the opening Independence Day parade sequence, there are no leaves on the tree branches visible as the senator and his wife pass by, but the leaves would be full and green on July 4th in Seattle. See more »
Your tests suggest that you have remarkable talents.
Yeah? What do you mean by "talents"?
You have difficulty holding on to a job, don't you?
I don't know, I just don't like to take a lot of shit, so people say I got antisocial tendencies.
Right! Now, tell me, has it ever crossed your mind that maybe it's everybody else's problem that they don't get along with you?
Because, you see, the very quality that gets you in trouble is what makes you potentially invaluable.
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In all the comments, all the reviews, no one really gets the point of the film, and the clever wordplay involved. Parallax means the different views of an object you get from different angles, mostly used when describing the position of stars (e.g. stellar parallax). In this context, the parallax is between the "official" view - which points to the anti-social, outsiders prepared by Parallax Corporation as their patsies - and the truth, wherein Parallax Corporation has one, maybe two assassins who actually do the real work. By providing these miscreants as window-dressing for their real assassins, the Corporation creates a scenario where the real assassin goes free.
This is the big thing no one gets about the movie - Frady's not being trained as an assassin, he's not being brainwashed - he's being tested to see if he can fit the profile they need for a patsy.
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