The Conversation Trailer & Clips


The Conversation full movie is released on Apr 12, 1974. Watch The Conversation online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $4,696,729. The Conversation is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and created by Francis Ford Coppola with Gene Hackman and John Cazale. The Conversation is available online on fuboTV and Showtime Amazon Channel.

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 and photographs of the couple directly to him alone in return for payment. Based on circumstances with the director's assistant, Martin Stett, and what Harry ultimately hears on the recording, Harry believes that the lives of the young couple are in jeopardy. Harry used to be detached from what he recorded, but is now concerned ever since the deaths of three people that were the direct result of a previous audio recording he made for another job. Harry not only has to decide if he will turn the recording over to the director, but also if he will try and save the couple's lives using information from the recording. As Harry goes on a quest to find out what exactly is happening on this case, he finds himself in the middle of his worst nightmare.

As know as:

Prisluškivanje, La conversación, La conversazione, Magánbeszélgetés, Conversation - Tôchô

Release Date:

Apr 07, 1974

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 17, 2010


United States



Stream Service:

Paramount Pictures

Production Companies:

The Directors Company, The Coppola Company, American Zoetrope

Gross worldwide:



Harry Caul will go anywhere to bug a private conversation., Harry Caul is an invader of privacy. The best in the business. He can record any conversation between two people anywhere. So far, three people are dead because of him.


Joy Gould Boyum
Wall Street Journal
As a thriller alone, The Conversation would be worth our attention. But as a thriller which also expresses our actual and collective nightmares, it absolutely demands it.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 11, 2022
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Its enveloping chill feels, looks and - crucially, in a story about a man who eavesdrops for a living - sounds as arresting as ever.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 28, 2022
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
"The Conversation" truly feels both timeless and of the moment.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 27, 2022

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