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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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Cast

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G. Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)
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Walter McGinn ...
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Michael Kane ...
Don McHenry ...
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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14 November 1975 (Finland)  »

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Trivia

The comedy show Seinfeld did a parody of the scene where Joubert tells Turner how the Company's assassins will come for him. See more »

Goofs

When Turner is given the report from Langley saying they found nothing to be concerned about in the book he read and reported on. Turner folds it and puts it in his right rear pocket. When he tries to remember the section chiefs name the morning after at Kathy's apartment, the morning the mailman comes, he retrieves it out of his left rear jeans pocket. 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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Connections

Referenced in Safe House (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got You Where I Want You
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Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Tom Bähler
Performed by James Gilstrap
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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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