An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator’s assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.


Warren Beatty Joseph Frady
Hume Cronyn Editor Bill Rintels
William Daniels Austin Tucker
Paula Prentiss Lee Carter
Kenneth Mars Former FBI Agent Will
Kelly Thordsen Sheriff L.D. Wicker
Earl Hindman Deputy Red
Anthony Zerbe Prof. Nelson Schwartzkopf
Walter McGinn Jack Younger
Jim Davis George Hammond
Bill McKinney The Parallax Assassin
William Joyce Senator Charles Carroll
Bettie Johnson Mrs. Charles Carroll
Doria Cook-Nelson Gale – Blond Salmontail Bar Girl
William Jordan Tucker’s Aide
Ted Gehring Schecter – Hotel Clerk
Lee Pulford Shirley – Brunet Salmontail Bar Girl
Chuck Waters Thomas Richard Linder
Alma Beltran Joy Holder
Edward Winter Senator Jameson
Stacy Keach, Sr. Commission Spokesman #1
Ford Rainey Commission Spokesman #2
Richard Bull Parallax Goon
Jo Ann Harris
Joan Lemmo Organist


Writer David Giler
Casting Alixe Gordin
Editor John W. Wheeler
Director of Photography Gordon Willis
Director Alan J. Pakula
Producer Alan J. Pakula
Original Music Composer Michael Small
Production Design George Jenkins
Associate Producer Charles H. Maguire
Casting Joe Scully
Executive Producer Gabriel Katzka
Writer Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Novel Loren Singer

Country: United States of America
Studio & Production Companies: Gus Doubleday Productions
Runtime: 102 minutes
Release Date: 1974-06-14