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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 »
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:
One of Redford's Best, a 70s Suspense Classic! See more (139 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)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Higgins office is located in the World Trade Center. The balcony from which Turner watches Higgins being tailed by Kathy, figures in the documentary made by two French brothers who took the only footage inside the WTC after the two hijacked airliners had hit the buildings and before they collapsed.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Condor is getting soaked by rain on his way to lunch, everyone immediately around him has umbrellas. There is a man in the distance to the right of the police officer, obviously oblivious to the rain and walks as if he is beyond the reach of the rain machines.See more »
Quotes:
Kathy:You had bad dreams. Talked in your sleep.
Joe Turner:What did I say?
Kathy:Who's Janice? Well, was she a volunteer or a draftee like me?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "NCIS: Eye Spy (#1.11)" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
It Came Upon A Midnight ClearSee more »

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73 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
One of Redford's Best, a 70s Suspense Classic!, 9 February 2004
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

A cold, rainy day in New York City...a small, cramped office building where a friendly, diverse group of CIA administrative types do research...one employee, a young 'reader' (Robert Redford), is assigned to pick up sandwiches, and takes a short cut through back alleys to a local deli...a van pulls up in front of the building, a group of disguised, armed assassins disembark, enter...and brutally kill every person in the building, leaving just before the 'reader' returns, to face the carnage...

With this visually gripping sequence, the stage is set for one of the best suspense films of the 1970s, Sydney Pollack's classic THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. In a novel twist of the Hitchcock 'Man Who Knew Too Much' theme, Redford's 'Joseph Turner' (code name 'Condor'), whose employment consists of reading novels and publications for any reference to the CIA, develops an 'imaginary' scenario of an agency 'inside' the agency, working independently, which his boss forwards to Washington for review. Unfortunately, the scenario is true, and Turner and his co-workers must be eliminated, to keep the secret intact. By sheer luck, Turner survives the 'hit', and the bookish 'admin type' must now run for his life, utilizing survival skills he didn't know he possessed, while trying to discover the reason for his 'death sentence'...

The tension never lets up in this grim, exciting tale, as Turner discovers he can trust no one, and barely survives assassination attempts, again and again. Forced to kidnap a young woman (Faye Dunaway, more vulnerable than usual) to aid him, it takes a death attempt to convince her to believe him, but Turner refuses to allow her to continue to risk her life protecting him, so, ultimately, it becomes a 'David and Goliath' struggle between Turner and the 'outlaw' CIA and it's hired assassins.

Featuring Max von Sydow as a sophisticated 'hit man', John Houseman as a mysterious CIA senior official, and Cliff Robertson as an agent with an agenda, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR influenced a generation of similar-themed thrillers, including Mel Gibson's CONSPIRACY THEORY, and Will Smith's ENEMY OF THE STATE.

The Robert Redford film is the best of the crop, by far!

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