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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joseph Turner
... Kathy Hale
... J. Higgins
... G. Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)
... Mr. Wabash
... Leonard Atwood
Walter McGinn ... Sam Barber
... Janice Chong
Michael Kane ... S.W. Wicks
Don McHenry ... Dr. Ferdinand Lappe
Michael Miller ... Fowler
Jess Osuna ... The Major
Dino Narizzano ... Harold
Helen Stenborg ... Mrs. Edwina Russell (as Helen Stenbure)
... Martin


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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His code name is Condor. In the next twenty-four hours everyone he trusts will try to kill him. See more »


Mystery | Thriller


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14 November 1975 (Finland)  »

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3 Days of the Condor  »


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As of 2015, this film has never been officially released on any form of home media in the UK. It hasn't been submitted to the BBFC since its theatrical release, and still has the old "AA" rating. See more »


When Turner goes through the basement records storage room to avoid the rain on his way to obtain sandwiches for his co-workers, he leaves both the door to the room and the door to the alley open. Not only should the storage room door have been locked with a controlled key, but anyone with a secret or higher security clearance would have known to close the 2 doors and lock them after passing through. He did, however, appear to close the exterior metal gate. In any event, he should have known, as well as the receptionist, that security protocol would require him to come and go via the monitored front door. In fact, Turner himself could have been implicated in the murders since he left those 2 doors open, with no evidence that the metal gate had locked behind him when he left. See more »


Joe Turner: I don't remember yesterday. Today it rained.
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Referenced in Remington Steele: Cast in Steele (1984) See more »


Joy To The World
Written by Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason
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Classic 70's Film
16 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Loved this film. One of the best from the golden age of cinema (1970's). Robert Reford was as his peak. Faye Dunaway's best role since Thomas Crown Affair. Not to be missed for those fans of 70's cinema... Really touches on Big Brother and the threat that a secret government entity lived and breathed within the CIA. Robert Reford's character embodied the unsuspecting paranoia that characterized that time. A very non-Hollywood ending will surprise you. The cinematography was top-noch (Owen Roizman). Nothing has come close to this film. This film has intrigue, suspense, and above all a moral conscience. It presents the idea that what does our government do, and at what cost?

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