PG | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.
Francis Ford Coppola cited his conversation with fellow Director Irvin Kershner about surveillance as the basis and theme of the film.
Well, I want to go over to my place and start, you know, getting it on...
Ann: Oh, that's terrible.
Mark: Yeah. Do you ever, uh... ballet?
Ann: Be thankful. Do you have a quarter for them?
Mark: Yes, I do.
Ann: What about me?
Mark: You'll see.
Ann: A lot of fun you are. You're supposed ...
In one early scene Harry returns home without his raincoat, which he has worn everywhere. Another error is leaving behind at the Jack Tar his case with all his equipment. Finally, if he used pay phones for outgoing calls, why have a house phone at all? Didn't he know that a determined outsider (e.g. Harrison Ford) could find it?