Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest.
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered.
This slow moving thriller was the first Hollywood movie to manifest the dangers of the surveillance state and is truly one of FFC’s greatest pieces of work.
In 1995, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”