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Three Days of the Condor (1975)

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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

James Grady (novel), Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Turner
Faye Dunaway ... Kathy
Cliff Robertson ... Higgins
Max von Sydow ... Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)
John Houseman ... Mr. Wabash
Addison Powell ... Atwood
Walter McGinn Walter McGinn ... Barber
Tina Chen ... Janice
Michael Kane Michael Kane ... Wicks
Don McHenry Don McHenry ... Dr. Lappe
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... Fowler
Jess Osuna ... The Major
Dino Narizzano Dino Narizzano ... Harold
Helen Stenborg ... Mrs. Russell (as Helen Stenbure)
Patrick Gorman ... 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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Taglines:

Be careful who you trust. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Days of the Condor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,476,252

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,476,252
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Star Billing: Robert Redford (1st), Faye Dunaway (2nd), Cliff Robertson (3rd), Max von Sydow (4th) and John Houseman (5th). See more »

Goofs

In the CIA office scene where various clocks are displaying the time zone, Winnipeg is misspelled as Winipeg. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lappe: We have people to service these machines.
Joe Turner: These things are really pretty simple - they just look complicated.
Dr. Lappe: Mr. Turner, I wonder if you're entirely happy here.
Joe Turner: Within obvious limits, yes sir.
Dr. Lappe: Obvious limits?
Joe Turner: It bothers me that I can't tell people what I do.
Dr. Lappe: Why is it taking you so long to accept that?
Joe Turner: Well, I actually trust a few people. That's a problem.
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Connections

Referenced in How Do You Like Your Eggs?: Episode #1.2 (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
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Written by Edmund Hamilton Sears and music by Richard Storrs Willis
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Terrific tension
21 November 2003 | by perfectbondSee 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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