Listen, they are out to get you.
Everyone has a secret agenda, everyone is both the danger, and in danger, in a dark, paranoia-encrusted tale of a surveillance expert losing his grip on sanity.
Gene Hackman, one of the best actors we have, descends into madness, trying to piece together crackly conversations caught on tape.
Around him, everyone from Teri Garr to Robert Duvall to a young Harrison Ford, seem to be up to no good.
Director Francis Ford Coppola, having a spectacular 1974, delivered this often-overlooked gem and The Godfather Part II to theaters in the same year.