The Parallax View

"Very Good"

The Parallax View Review


Stylish yet devilishly confusing, this film has Warren Beatty as an investigative reporter trying to hunt down a conspiracy that begins with the death of a congressman and continues with the deaths of his reporter friends that are snooping into the affair. Beatty uncovers a company behind it all called the Parallax Corporation (think Scientology meets The Manchurian Candidate), which may be a kind of temp agency for assassins. Naturally, he applies for membership, getting in far deeper than he ever realized. Dreamily designed and archly retro, I had to watch bits and pieces three or four times just to put it all together.

I think.



The Parallax View

Facts and Figures

Run time: 102 mins

In Theaters: Friday 14th June 1974

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Production compaines: Doubleday Productions, Gus, Harbor Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 24 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Producer: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: as Joseph Frady, as Lee Carter, as Austin Tucker, as Jack Younger, as Bill Rintels, as Sheriff L.D. Wicker, Chuck Waters as Thomas Richard Linder, as Deputy Red, Bettie Johnson as Mrs. Charles Carroll, Bill McKinney as Parallax Assassin, as Chrissy - Frady's Girl (as JoAnne Harris), Ted Gehring as Schecter - Hotel Clerk, Lee Pulford as Shirley - Salmontail Bar Girl, Doria Cook-Nelson as Gale from Salmontail (as Doria Cook), as George Hammond, Joan Lemmo as Organist, as Former FBI Agent Will, as Tucker's Aide, Edward Winter as Senator Jameson, as Commission Spokesman #2, Alma Beltran as Joy Holder, Richard Bull as Parallax Goon, William Joyce as Senator Charles Carroll (as Bill Joyce), Stacy Keach, Sr. as Commission Spokesman #1

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