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Director:
Writers:
James Grady (novel)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
14 November 1975 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The CIA knows him as Condor. What he knows about them has just made him an Endangered Species. See more »
Plot:
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Definitive Political Thriller See more (138 total) »

Cast

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Robert Redford ... Joseph Turner

Faye Dunaway ... Kathy Hale

Cliff Robertson ... J. Higgins

Max von Sydow ... G. Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)

John Houseman ... Mr. Wabash
Addison Powell ... Leonard Atwood
Walter McGinn ... Sam Barber

Tina Chen ... 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)

Patrick Gorman ... Martin

Hansford Rowe ... Jennings (also as Hansford Rolle) (as Hansford H. Rowe Jr.)

Carlin Glynn ... Mae Barber (as Carlin Gylnn)
Hank Garrett ... Mailman
Arthur French ... Messenger
Jay Devlin ... Tall Thin Man
Frank Savino ... Jimmy
Robert Phalen ... Newberry

John Randolph Jones ... Beefy Man
Garrison Phillips ... Hutton
Lee Steele ... Heidegger
Ed Crowley ... Ordinance Man

John Connell ... TV Reporter
Norman Bush ... Alice Lieutenant

James Keane ... Store Clerk

Ed Setrakian ... Customer
Myron Natwick ... Civilian
Michael Prince ... Civilian
Carol Gustafson ... Landlady
Sal Schillizzi ... Locksmith
Harmon William ... CIA Agent
David Bowman ... Telephone Worker
Eileen Gordon ... CIA Receptionist
Robert Dahdah ... Santa Claus
Steve Bonino ... Kid
Jennifer Rose ... Kid
David Allen ... Kid
Glenn Ferguson ... Kid
Paul Dwyer ... Kid
Marian Swan ... Nurse
Dorothi Fox ... Nurse

Ernest Harden Jr. ... Teenager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sean Collins ... Cia Agent (uncredited)
Beverly Goodman ... Girl (uncredited)

Russell Johnson ... Intelligence Officer at Briefing (uncredited)
Bruce Moreno ... Computer Operator (uncredited)
Lauren Simon ... Neighbor in Elevator (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sydney Pollack 
 
Writing credits
James Grady (novel "Six Days of the Condor")

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay) and
David Rayfiel (screenplay)

Produced by
Stanley Schneider .... producer
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Sydney Pollack .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
 
Cinematography by
Owen Roizman 
 
Film Editing by
Don Guidice 
 
Casting by
Shirley Rich 
 
Production Design by
Stephen B. Grimes  (as Stephen Grimes)
 
Art Direction by
Gene Rudolf 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr.  (as George DeTitta)
 
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi  (as Joseph C. Aulisi)
 
Makeup Department
Susan Germaine .... hairdresser: Ms. Dunaway
Lee Harman .... makeup artist: Ms. Dunaway (as Lee Harmon)
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist
Bob O'Bradovich .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Ganapoler .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... second assistant director (as Mike Haley)
Kim Kurumada .... second assistant director
Peter R. Scoppa .... first assistant director (as Pete Scoppa)
Ralph S. Singleton .... second assistant director (as Ralph Singleton)
 
Art Department
Alan Levine .... property master (as Allan Levine)
Bruno Robotti .... master scenic
 
Sound Department
Dennis Maitland .... production sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recordist
Josef von Stroheim .... sound editor (as Josef E. Von Stroheim)
 
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dean Smith .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrique Bravo .... camera operator
Dusty Wallace .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip
Holly Bower .... special photographer (uncredited)
Brian Hamill .... still photographer: special assignment (uncredited)
Gary Muller .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Tom Priestley Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joseph W. Dehn .... wardrobe
Bernie Pollack .... wardrobe
Bernie Pollack .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Fredric Steinkamp .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
 
Other crew
Theoni V. Aldredge .... clothes: Ms. Dunaway
Michael Britton .... location coordinator
Dino De Laurentiis .... presenter
Federico De Laurentiis .... assistant to producer
Sam Goldrich .... production accountant
Maggie James .... script supervisor
Adeline Leonard Seakwood .... office coordinator (as Adeline Leonard)
Phill Norman .... title designer
Frans J. Afman .... financial services (uncredited)
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephen A. Kallis Jr. .... technical advisor: computer sequence (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"3 Days of the Condor" - Australia, USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
117 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
In her biography "Looking for Gatsby", Faye Dunaway says of this film: "Now I'm sorry but the idea of being kidnapped and ravaged by Robert Redford was anything but frightening. [At one point, after Redford temporarily left the set and director Pollack took over his role for the scene where Dunaway's character might be attacked] the cameras were rolling, I was in position, and suddenly Sydney lunged at me, growling 'I AM GOING TO GET YOU!'. I'm tied up at this point, unable to get away or move much at all, but Sydney kept moving toward me, his eyes glaring at me as he went on detailing all the horrible things he was going to do to me, and let me tell you, Sydney has an inventive mind. He is also a great actor, and he scared the hell out of me. Sydney kept the camera rolling and he was relentless".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Turner pushes Atwood into his chair, the lid on the console stereo slams shut. The lid is then open again in two subsequent shots and closed after that.See more »
Quotes:
Higgins:It didn't have to end this way.
Joe Turner:Of course it did.
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Soundtrack:
God Rest You Merry, GentlemenSee more »

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36 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
The Definitive Political Thriller, 18 November 2000
Author: Gary Murphy (glm@hilbertinc.com) from Olathe, KS, USA

This had everything a political thriller should have - excellent acting by Redford and Dunaway and a well-written internally-consistent plot. Robert Redford plays a CIA agent who read books - that's all, just read books. He gets involved with a CIA plot when all of his coworkers are assassinated.

I like this movie on several levels. The thing that stands out is that Redford isn't an "action hero". He stays ahead of the game - just barely - by using his intelligence. This make for a much more interesting movie than the simple-minded shoot 'em up of the current action heros.

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