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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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Mr. Wabash
Addison Powell ...
Leonard Atwood
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Sam Barber
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Janice Chon
Michael Kane ...
S.W. Wicks
Don McHenry ...
Dr. Ferdinand Lappe
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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His code name is Condor. In the next twenty-four hours everyone he trusts will try to kill him. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 1975 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

3 Days of the Condor  »

Box Office

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SEK 2,592,086 (Sweden)
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Sydney Pollack:  The voice of Faye Dunaway's boyfriend during their telephone conversation. See more »

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The NYPD Lieutenant who is interviewed in the alley by a TV crew is incorrectly listed in the credits as "Alice Lieutenant". This is probably a typo of "Police Lieutenant". 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 Are You in the House Alone? (1978) See more »

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The best thriller I've ever seen
21 September 2001 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

10 out of 10. And it took about 5 seconds to decide on that. This is simply a brilliant film. It's so smart, it doesn't feel like it has to explain everything that happens over and over again. And the story here is so deep and well-structured that it's possible to find several alternate movies inside the main one that could all work almost as well as the final product.

There might not be perfect films, but THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR is as close to perfect as any film of the modern era.


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