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Anderson Tapes, The (1971)

Someone is listening... someone is watching... as the crime of the century unreels!

Original Title : Anderson Tapes, The
Director : Sidney Lumet
Writer : Lawrence Sanders
Frank Pierson
Genre : Crime
Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : George Justin , Robert Weitman
Music : Quincy Jones
Photography : Arthur J. Ornitz
IMDB ID : 0066767
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Anderson Tapes, The (1971) - Sidney Lumet
 

Starring

Sean Connery John Anderson
Dyan Cannon Ingrid
Martin Balsam Tommy Haskins
Ralph Meeker Captain Delaney
Alan King Pat Angelo
Christopher Walken The Kid
Val Avery Socks Parelli
Dick Anthony Williams Spencer (as Dick Williams
Garrett Morris Everson
Stan Gottlieb Pop
Paul Benjamin Jimmy
Anthony Holland Psychologist
Richard B. Shull Werner Gottileb
Conrad Bain Dr. Rubicoff
Margaret Hamilton Miss Kaler
Judith Lowry Mrs. Hathaway
Max Showalter Bingham
Janet Ward Mrs. Bingham
Scott Jacoby Jerry Bingham
Norman Rose Longene
Meg Myles Mrs. Longene
John Call O'Leary
Raoul Kraushaar D'Medico (as Ralph Stanley
John Braden Vanessi
Paula Trueman Nurse
Michael B. Miller First Agent
Michael Prince Johnson
Frank Macetta Papa Angelo
Jack Doroshow Eric
Michael Clary Eric's Friend
Hildy Brooks Receptionist
Robert Dagny Doctor
Bradford English TV Watcher
Reid Cruickshanks Judge
Tom Signorelli Sync Man
Carmine Caridi Detective A
Michael Fairman Sergeant Claire
George Patelis Detective B
William J. Daprato Detective C
Sam Coppola Private Detective rest of cast listed alphabetically
Bruce Brown Policeman (uncredited
Helen Martin (uncredited
 

Plot

A thief (Duke Anderson) just released from ten years in jail, takes up with his old girlfriend (Ingrid) in her posh apartment. He makes plans to rob the entire building. What he doesn't know is that his every move is recorded on audio and video tape, although he is not the subject of any surveillance.
 

Comments

Suspenseful and ahead of its time, but pointless What to say but that the point of the movie (your privacy is virtually non-existent, à la "Enemy of the State" and "The Conversation") seems to be wasted, that in spite of a breathless suspense to the end. The tapes made by different parties appear, in the scope of the film, to lose any kind of meaning or focus at the end (besides the fact that the robbery is compromised by ham radio and that Anderson is caught because of the basement tapes), the rest are wasted, physically, and narratively. The music, relevant to the time period, don't match the action most of the time. I usually snob remake, but I wonder what kind of film one could make today, from this movie... That's probably why remake exist...
 
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