The Parallax View

The Parallax View (1974)

As American as apple pie.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1974-06-14
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 274 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Doubleday Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alan J. Pakula
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From 274 Ratings


An ambitious reporter gets in trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.

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  • Warren Beatty

    as Joseph Frady
  • Paula Prentiss

    as Lee Carter
  • William Daniels

    as Austin Tucker
  • Walter McGinn

    as Jack Younger
  • Hume Cronyn

    as Bill Rintels
  • Kelly Thordsen

    as Sheriff L.D. Wicker
  • Chuck Waters

    as Thomas Richard Linder
  • Earl Hindman

    as Deputy Red
  • William Joyce

    as Senator Charles Carroll
  • Betty Murray

    as Mrs. Charles Carroll
  • Bill McKinney

    as Parallax Assassin
  • Jo Ann Harris

    as Chrissy - Frady's Girl
  • Ted Gehring

    as Schecter - Hotel Clerk
  • Lee Pulford

    as Shirley - Brunet Salmontail Bar Girl
  • Doria Cook-Nelson

    as Gale - Blond Salmontail Bar Girl
  • Jim Davis

    as George Hammond
  • Joan Lemmo

    as Organist
  • Kenneth Mars

    as Former FBI Agent Will
  • William Jordan

    as Tucker's Aide
  • Edward Winter

    as Senator Jameson
  • Stacy Keach, Sr.

    as Commission Spokesman #1
  • Ford Rainey

    as Commission Spokesman #2
  • Alma Beltran

    as Joy Holder
  • Richard Bull

    as Parallax Goon
  • Suzanne Cohane

    as Stewardess
  • Ronda Copland

    as Girl
  • Joe Di Reda

    as Ralph Scoletta
  • Patsy Garrett

    as Woman
  • Penelope Gillette

    as Woman
  • Robert P. Lieb

    as Senator Gillingham
  • William Swan

    as Herbert Moon
  • John S. Ragin

    as Buster Himan
  • Vernon Weddle

    as Harry Lutz
  • Anthony Zerbe

    as Prof. Nelson Schwartzkopf (uncredited)
Writing David Giler Screenplay
Production Alixe Gordin Casting
Editing John W. Wheeler Editor
Camera Gordon Willis Director of Photography
Sound Charles Grenzbach Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Alan J. Pakula Director
Production Alan J. Pakula Producer
Sound Michael Small Original Music Composer
Art George Jenkins Production Design
Production Charles H. Maguire Production Manager
Production Charles H. Maguire Associate Producer
Production Robert Jiras Producer's Assistant
Sound David Dockendorf Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Robert Towne Additional Writing
Directing Hawk Koch First Assistant Director
Production Joe Scully Casting
Production Jon Boorstin Production Assistant
Art Reg Allen Set Decoration
Production Gabriel Katzka Executive Producer
Writing Lorenzo Semple Jr. Screenplay
Crew Craig R. Baxley Stunt Double
Writing Loren Singer Novel
Costume & Make-Up William Turner Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Frank L. Thompson Costume Design
Crew Paul Baxley Stunt Coordinator
Camera Chris Schwiebert Camera Operator
Lighting George Holmes Gaffer
Directing Karen Hale Wookey Script Supervisor
Sound Tom Overton Sound Mixer
Art Don Record Art Designer
Crew Tim Smyth Special Effects
Directing John M. Poer Second Assistant Director
Art Dudley Holmes Property Master
Production Barbara Spitz Production Secretary