The Parallax View

Synopsis: Joe Frady is a determined reporter who often needs to defend his work from colleagues. After the assassination of a prominent U.S. senator, Frady begins to notice that reporters present during the assassination are dying mysteriously. After getting more involved in the case, Frady begins to realize that the assassination was part of a conspiracy somehow involving the Parallax Corporation, an enigmatic training institute. He then decides to enroll for the Parallax training himself to discover the truth.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Alan J. Pakula
Production: Paramount Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Senator Carroll is here|to celebrate Independence Day.

He is so independent...

...some say they don't know|which party he belongs to.

Austin Tucker is with us today... a political adviser|to Senator Carroll.

Austin, we hear that you wanna get|the nomination for Senator Carroll.

We're jumping the gun there,|Miss Carter.

He's not running for any other office.

Here come Senator Carroll|and Mrs Carroll. He looks terrific.

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence for us all!

He is the ideal father.|The ideal husband if you're old enough.

And I guess the ideal leader|for our country if you're any age.

- Lee, how are you?|- Fine, thank you.

Welcome. You look just as wonderful... in all the photographs,|always smiling.

I'm happy to be with my constituents on|this wonderful day, Independence Day.

- Thank you very much, everybody!|- Thank you.

Thank you!

You need a ribbon.

- I'm with her.|- Ma'am, is he with you?


All right, we'll try to make it.|Schedule it some other time...

How are you?

How are you, sir? Good to see you.|You're looking very good.

Hello, how are you?

But I fouled up on that one.

I know a bit about your background,|your lovely family. Scotch and water.

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you|very much for inviting us today.

Independence Day|is very meaningful to me.

I've been called|too independent for my own good.

Move back, everybody.

You are here|for the official announcement...

...of the inquiry into the death|of Senator Charles Carroll.

This is not a press conference,|therefore there will be no questions.

A transcript of the|investigation is being...

...prepared for publication on March 1 st.

At that time, the committee will hold|a full-scale press conference.

After four months of investigation,|followed by nine weeks of hearings... is the conclusion of this committee...

...that Senator Carroll was assassinated|by Thomas Richard Linder.

It is our further conclusion|that he acted entirely alone...

...motivated by a misguided|sense of patriotism...

...and a psychotic desire|for public recognition.

The committee wishes to emphasise...

...that there is no evidence|of any wider conspiracy.

No evidence whatsoever.

It's our hope that this will put an end|to the kind of irresponsible speculation...

...conducted by the press|in recent months.

The complete text of the hearings...

which provides the basis|for these findings...

will be published March 1 st.

When you have|examined the evidence... will have every opportunity... ask those questions which|remain unanswered, if there are any.

That is all. Thank you.

You could win this! Take a look.

We are just starting with you.

The package you pick might contain...

Excuse me, but my parrot is loose|on your back porch.

- What?|- My parrot. I wonder if I could...

- What are you talking about?|- My parrot. It's very sick.

Let him go look.

- I haven't seen any parrot.|- He's hiding.

Freeze! Police officers.|Where's the stuff?

- Wendy hits the $25,000...|- Check that, will you?

You've won an all-expense-paid trip|to British Columbia!

All right, Frady, you're under arrest.

- You didn't see us, did you?|- I did, but I've never seen those two.

- What are you talking about?|- You looking for dope?

Maybe one of your men|could tell me what I'm here for.

- Destruction of property...|- Me, destruction of property?

- I can't believe I...|- Terrifying people, trespassing...

Hold it, goddammit!|I wanna get something straight.

Is there anybody here who can say|I broke into that house...

I was waving my gun around,|I threw his wife on the floor?

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David Giler

David Giler (born 1943) is an American filmmaker who has been active in the motion picture industry since the early 1960s. more…

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