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Marathon Man
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Is it safe?

11 years 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

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2 years, 5 months ago at Sep 7 14:00
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To be honest , it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should give it a second chance. Indeed, since this movie had a really solid reputation, I had some rather high expectations but, eventually, I thought it was actually rather underwhelming. I mean, sure, it is a well made thriller with some great actors (Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier) at the top of their game and, yet... read more

Marathon Man

3 years, 8 months ago at Jun 27 20:29
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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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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 SS dentist Szell, "the White Angel" of Auschwitz, is wrapping up loose ends to smuggle priceless diamonds from the United States. Written by Anthony Hughes
UPC: 097360878943
Tags: Thriller (13), Drama (6), Torture (6), 1976 (6), Nazi (5), 1970s (5), Conspiracy (5), Dentistry (5), Dentist (5), Double Cross (4), Murder (4), Nazi Dentist (3), Holocaust Survivor (3), Balcony (3), Nazis (3), New York (3), Essential Cinema (2), Diamond (2), Restaurant (2), Explosion (2)
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" Memorable scene of Laurence Oliver torturing Dustin Hoffman by drilling really hard in his teeth is the highlight but also engaging is the entire subplot regarding Roy Scheider. Engaging story about a student caught in a hunt for diamonds and one crazed Nazi war criminal. Only the fact that Dustin Hoffman look way too old playing a graduate student this is a strong memorable thriller."

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"Katsottu: 17.8.2017, Makuunin DVD Alussa elokuva oli hieman sekava, eikä juonesta saa heti selvää. Mutta loppua kohden jännitys tiivistyy erittäin hyvin. Dustin Hoffman näyttelee hyvin päähenkilöä ja Laurence Olivier on loistava natsi Szellin roolissa. "

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"30.01.2017 "Is it safe?" Director: John Schlesinger Writer: William Goldman Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall Composer: Michael Small Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Richard Bright and Marc Lawrence Review: Dustin Hoffman is one of my all time favorite actors so it was about time i watched this. He gave a great performance as always. Laurence Olivier and Roy Scheider were also both fantastic here. Definitely worth watching for "

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""Later that night, Babe (Dustin Hoffman) is abducted from his apartment by the two men who mugged him in the park and brought to Szell (Laurence Olivier). Szell tortures him using a dental probe on a cavity in his tooth and repeatedly asking "Is it safe?" (to retrieve his diamonds). Babe truthfully denies any knowledge, but Szell tortures Babe relentlessly regardless of his answers. Babe is rescued by Janeway (William Devane), who explains that Szell is in America to recover the large cache of d"

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