The Parallax View (1974)

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102 min.
Plot  TV newswoman Lee Carter (Paula Prentiss) is one of many witnesses to the public assassination of presidential candidate Senator Charles Carroll (Bill Joyce) atop the Seattle Space Needle. A waiter armed with a revolver is chased but falls to his death. Meanwhile, a second waiter, also armed, leaves the crime scene unnoticed. A Congressional special committee determines that the assassination was the work of a lone gunman.

Three years later, Carter visits her former boyfriend and colleague, newspaper reporter Joe Frady (Warren Beatty). Lee tells Frady that she feels there is more to the assassination than was reported at the time. Six of the witnesses to Carroll's assassination have since died, so she fears she will be next. Frady does not take her seriously. Carter is soon found dead and her death is judged by the police to be either a voluntary or accidental drug overdose.

Investigating Carter's leads, Frady goes to the small town of Salmontail whose sheriff, L.D. W...



Warren Beatty
Joseph Frady
Paula Prentiss
Lee Carter
Hume Cronyn
Bill Rintels
William Daniels
Austin Tucker
Earl Hindman
Deputy Red
William Joyce
Senator Charles Carroll
Bill McKinney
Parallax Assassin
Jo Ann Harris
Doria Cook-Nelson
Gale from Salmontail
Jim Davis
Senator George Hammond
Kenneth Mars
Former FBI Agent Will Turner
William Jordan
Tucker's Aide
Edward Winter
Senator Jameson
Richard Bull
Parallax Goon
Anthony Zerbe
Prof. Nelson Schwartzkopf (uncredited)


All Titles

The Parallax View
English Original Title

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United States




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