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Marathon Man
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7.5 IMDB rating

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Fritz Weaver

Fritz Weaver

Professor Biesenthal


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William Goldman

William Goldman

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Is it safe?

7 years, 6 months ago at Feb 18 23:01
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Columbia University graduate student Babe Levy (Dustin Hoffman) spends his spare time running in marathons, but soon finds himself running for his life when he unwittingly becomes entangled in an espionage plot involving fierce Nazi fugitive Szell (Sir Laurence Olivier).

This has got to be the tightest plotted thriller I've ever had the pleasure to witness. Watch for or avoid (it m... read more

Marathon Man

2 months ago at Jun 27 20:29
2 votes
Marathon Man is an awkward marriage between political/espionage thriller and Nazis-on-the-loose chiller. There are moments of sublime horror and some great acting on display, but the film is ultimately undone by its instance on being more important or better than it actually is. There are large swaths of time in which the film is a bore, and more than a few moments in which the story’s various t... read more
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Description: In New York City, the brother of an infamous Nazi war criminal is killed in a head on collision car accident. Shortly thereafter, members of a covert US government group called "The Division" begin to be murdered one by one. When the brother to one Division member sees his brother knifed to death, it is revealed that former ... (more)
Release date: 8 October 1976
UPC: 097360878943
Thriller (12), Torture (6), Drama (6), 1976 (6), 1970s (5), Dentistry (5), Conspiracy (5), Nazi (5), Double Cross (4), Murder (4), Dentist (4), Balcony (3), Nazis (3), New York (3), Nazi Dentist (3), Holocaust Survivor (3), Restaurant (2), Explosion (2), Hotel (2), New York City (2)
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Marathon Man

“Marathon Man is an awkward marriage between political/espionage thriller and Nazis-on-the-loose chiller. There are moments of sublime horror and some great acting on display, but the film is ultimately undone by its instance on being more important or better than it actually is. There are large swaths of time in which the film is a bore, and more than a few moments in which the story’s various twists and turns strain credibility to the breaking point.

It tells the story of a man, Dustin Hoffman in sweaty and twitchy mode, stumbling into a conspiracy involving the US government, Nazis in America, gems, and his dead brother (Roy Scheider, who is magnetic and not in this long enough). The film gets fairly preposterous towards the middle and end as everyone Hoffman keeps meeting is” read more

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