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Three Days of the Condor (1975)

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

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G. Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)
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Walter McGinn ...
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Michael Kane ...
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Michael B. Miller ...
Fowler (as Michael Miller)
Jess Osuna ...
The Major
Dino Narizzano ...
Harold
Helen Stenborg ...
Mrs. Edwina Russell (as Helen Stenbure)
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Martin
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Storyline

A mild mannered CIA researcher, paid to read books, returns from lunch to find all of his co-workers assassinated. "Condor" must find out who did this and get in from the cold before the hitmen get him. Written by Mike CO <mileco@netcom.com>

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The CIA knows him as Condor. What he knows about them has just made him an Endangered Species. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Release Date:

14 November 1975 (Finland)  »

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3 Days of the Condor  »

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$41,509,797 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Lucia Bozzola at Allmovie, the picture was "one of a cycle of conspiracy films from the 1970s that also included The Parallax View (1974) and [Robert] Redford's All the President's Men (1976)". Moreover, James Steffen at the TCMDb said "Three Days of the Condor (1975) was one in a series of political conspiracy thrillers to appear in the wake of the Watergate scandals. Other well-known examples include The The Parallax View (1974) and All the President's Men (1976), both directed by Alan J. Pakula". See more »

Goofs

When Turner draws the Chinese ideogram, the conspicuous wristwatch disappears from his wrist, then reappears after See more »

Quotes

Higgins: It's simple economics. Today it's oil, right? In ten or fifteen years, food. Plutonium. Maybe even sooner. Now, what do you think the people are gonna want us to do then?
Joe Turner: Ask them?
Higgins: Not now - then! Ask 'em when they're running out. Ask 'em when there's no heat in their homes and they're cold. Ask 'em when their engines stop. Ask 'em when people who have never known hunger start going hungry. You wanna know something? They won't want us to ask 'em. They'll just want us to get it for 'em!
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Referenced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) See more »

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Joy To The World
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Terrific tension
21 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film was very effective in maintaining the tension not only of the Condor's life and death mission to discover the reasons for the massacre of his colleagues but also the relationship between him and Kathy. The cast is uniformly good though Redford obviously carries the film. Von Sydow is again great as the strictly professional assassin. The entire film had an aura of authenticity that had me entirely engrossed. Recommended, 8/10.


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