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Three Days of the Condor -- 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.

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Director:
Writers:
James Grady (novel)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 September 1975 (USA) See more »
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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 best thriller I've ever seen See more (144 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 Chong
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)

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
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Some of the well known identities who visited the shoot whilst it was filming included Andy Warhol, director Paul Morrissey, actress Ellen Burstyn, opera star Beverly Sills and Patricia Kennedy.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:
Joe Turner:Maybe there's another CIA, inside the CIA.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "NCIS: Eye Spy (#1.11)" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
It Came Upon A Midnight ClearSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Is 'Three Days of the Condor' based on a book?
Was Higgins part of Atwood's plan?
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37 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
The best thriller I've ever seen, 21 September 2001
Author: BenGW1 from Arlington, VA

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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