The Conversation

The whole thing was a set up. The woman of the couple was actually the Director's wife, and her "boyfriend" is actually the lover. It wasn't the couple that was murdered - it was the Director himself. They brutally murdered him in the hotel and disguised the event as a car crash. Harry finds out about it right after he notices the young woman, whom he heard screaming from her hotel room, inside a black limo. As Harry returns home, he receives a phone call in which he's told that his house is wired, And all of his actions are heard. "We know you know, Mr Caul." says the caller, "For your own sake, don't get involved any further." Upon hearing the horrifying news, Harry tears down his house in search for recorders, but is unable to find them. Within the ruins of his house, Harry plays the saxophone as the credits roll.

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Continuity mistake: Gene Hackman returns a second cookie to Harrison Ford's dish that he hadn't taken - or perhaps it's the same cookie he picked up and returned a moment earlier. Either way, the cookie had suddenly appeared in Hackman's hands going from one shot to another. (00:30:35)

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Harry Caul: I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder.

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Trivia: The dream sequence in which Harry tries to talk to Ann was originally meant to take place in real life (within the film, that is). The production didn't have time to finish the scene and the fog effects looked too phony. But rather than scrap the scene entirely, editor Walter Murch came up with the idea to include the footage as a dream.

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Question: What's the name of the piano solo music which can be heard throughout the movie? Since the movie has no soundtrack, can someone please give me its name and the place where it can be found?

Answer: The Movie has a soundtrack, and that lovely piano solo music is actually the theme song, composed by composer David Shire. You can find it here, on Amazon -

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