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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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G. Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)
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Walter McGinn ...
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Fowler (as Michael Miller)
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The Major
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Harold
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Mrs. Edwina Russell (as Helen Stenbure)
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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 »

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Mystery | Thriller

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14 November 1975 (Finland)  »

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3 Days of the Condor  »

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$41,509,797 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The comedy show Seinfeld did a parody of the scene where Joubert tells Turner how the Company's assassins will come for him. See more »

Goofs

When Turner is given the report from Langley saying they found nothing to be concerned about in the book he read and reported on. Turner folds it and puts it in his right rear pocket. When he tries to remember the section chiefs name the morning after at Kathy's apartment, the morning the mailman comes, he retrieves it out of his left rear jeans pocket. See more »

Quotes

Joubert: Would you move from the window, please?
Janice: I won't scream.
Joubert: I know.
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Referenced in MacGyver: Dalton, Jack of Spies (1987) See more »

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I've Got You Where I Want You
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Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Tom Bähler
Performed by James Gilstrap
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Timeless
16 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film back in 1976. The next time was in 2002. Both viewings had me captivated from start to finish even though, second time around, there were parts which I remembered from the first time. Robert Redford ("Condor") works for the CIA as a reader/researcher. His job, along with others, is look for new ideas or plots published in books or journals around the world in all languages. He turns up a well authored scheme in a journal printed in a variety of strange languages and reports to his superiors. Unfortunately, someone doesn't agree with his report and his colleagues turn up dead when he returns from lunch one day. Whoever is behind these killings hasn't finished yet as "Condor" was on the hit-list. The hide and seek game begins with "Condor" trying to stay one step ahead of his assassins. He resorts to kidnapping a beautiful woman (Faye Dunaway) who, possibly through the Stockholm Syndrome, eventually becomes his ally. The film has an unpredictable ending for all involved. There are many stories about the cloak and dagger world of the intelligence communities but few have a storyline which is believable. This is one of those few and it is as relevant today as it was back in '75. If you like films which depict the sinister and dark side of the CIA and provide plenty of suspense with the obligatory victimized female, this is the film for you. I guess the modern day version of this film is Borne Identity. What Robert Redford pulled off over 30 years ago, Matt Damon is doing today.


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