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Marathon (2002)

PG | | Drama | 18 April 2003 (Italy)

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A woman continuously solves crossword puzzles everywhere she goes; in subway trains, on buses, and on the streets of New York City.

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Amir Naderi

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sara Paull Sara Paull ... Gretchen (as Sara Paul)
Trevor Moore
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Rebecca Nelson Rebecca Nelson ... Gretchen's mom (voice)
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A woman continuously solves crossword puzzles everywhere she goes; in subway trains, on buses, and on the streets of New York City.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Maratón See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono
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Goofs

Gretchen never completes puzzle number 27, though she stamps it as completed. Before she stamps it, in what appears to be clue 168 across/down the first letter is clearly still blank. See more »

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References Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) See more »

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Not recommended in the slightest
16 June 2004 | by kicking222See all my reviews

"Marathon" has a very interesting premise, excellent ambient sounds, and good scenery. Unfortunately, the movie, aside from these aspects, falls flat on its face. For a woman trying to complete so many crossword puzzles in a day, she spends an awful lot of time standing around, sulking, and not doing puzzles. I believe there is more walking shown in the movie than her work on these puzzles. Also, while I understand the point of showing so much scenery, there is simply FAR too much of it. The movie is incredibly boring and unfocused. It's not worth buying, renting, watching on television, or viewing in any conceivable way. I lost interest so quickly that I'm not sure why I sat through the entire film in the first place.


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