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Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  24 September 1975 (USA)
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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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Mrs. Edwina Russell (as Helen Stenbure)
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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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Release Date:

24 September 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3 Days of the Condor  »

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SEK 2,592,086 (Sweden)
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The film was made and released about a year after its source novel "Six Days of the Condor" by James Grady had been first published in 1974. The time period of the movie's source book was compressed for the events in this picture, hence the "time-compression title change" as show-business trade paper 'Variety' put it. Grady followed up the book with a sequel in 1978 called "Shadow of the Condor" but this property has never been filmed. See more »

Goofs

When the Condor is in Kathy's apartment, they watch a news report about the shooting in the alley. The reporter has a channel 7 microphone and identifies himself as being with Eyewitness News, the name of WABC-TV's news broadcast for decades. When the report is over, we see the logo for channel 9 instead of channel 7. See more »

Quotes

Joe Turner: This is no damned book! Somebody or something is rotten in the Company!
Higgins: You never complained 'til yesterday.
Joe Turner: You didn't start killing my friends until yesterday!
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Referenced in Are You in the House Alone? (1978) See more »

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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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