The Parallax View (1974)

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102 min.
Plot  TV newswoman Lee Carter witnesses the assassination of presidential candidate Charles Carroll atop Seattle's Space Needle. A waiter armed with a revolver is pursued and falls to his death while a second waiter, also armed, leaves the scene unnoticed. A congressional committee decides that the killing was the work of the dead waiter but conspiracy theories subsequently arise. Three years later, Carter visits her former boyfriend and colleague, newspaper reporter Joe Frady, claiming that others must have been behind the assassination as six of the witnesses to the killing have since died and she fears she will be next. Frady does not take her seriously. Carter is soon found dead in what is officially ruled as a massive drug overdose coupled with a DUI.

Guilty over disregarding Carter's pleas for her safety, Frady goes to the small town of Salmontail to probe into the recent death of Judge Arthur Bridges, also a witness. An apparently spontaneous bar fight with the Salmontail she...



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
Chrissy – Frady's Girl
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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