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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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Fowler (as Michael Miller)
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Mrs. Edwina Russell (as Helen Stenbure)
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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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14 November 1975 (Finland)  »

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3 Days of the Condor  »

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Trivia

When Joe is in the sporting goods store and about to kidnap Kathy, he's peering out from a rack of parkas. The hangers are alternated in/out/in. Any fan of "Dragnet" knows this is a method of anti-theft; it prevents someone from grabbing several parkas at once and making off with them. See more »

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When Turner unties Cathy while the phone is ringing, the tone of the bell changes pitch between shots. See more »

Quotes

Kathy: Oh no, I'll help. You can always depend on the ol' spy fucker.
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Connections

Referenced in Andy Barker, P.I.: Three Days of the Chicken (2007) See more »

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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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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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