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Marathon Man

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William Devane William Devane
Janeway
Fritz Weaver Fritz Weaver
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Marc Lawrence Marc Lawrence
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Written by
William Goldman William Goldman
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Is It Safe? - Marathon Man (4/8) Movie CLIP (1976) HD

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Is it safe?

15 years, 3 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

A good movie

6 years, 8 months ago at Sep 7 14:00
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I already saw this movie but since it was such a long time ago, I was quite eager to check it out again. Well, I'm glad I gave it a 2nd chance because I was much more able to enjoy it this time around. Indeed, it is basically one of these typical paranoïd thriller from the 70's with some really solid directing and a perfect cast. Above all, I really enjoyed the first half during which there was a... read more

Marathon Man

7 years, 11 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
Release date: 8 October 1976
UPC: 097360878943
Tags: Thriller (12), Drama (6), Torture (5), Nazi (5), 1976 (5), Dentist (5), Conspiracy (4), Murder (4), 1970s (4), Double Cross (4), Dentistry (4), New York (3), Balcony (3), Nazis (3), Holocaust Survivor (3), Nazi Dentist (3), Mystery (2), Paris (2), Hotel (2), New York City (2)
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“When Thomas Babington Levy's secret agent brother is murdered before his eyes, he becomes embroiled in a plot involving smuggled diamonds and Nazi war criminal, former SS dentist Szell, the White Angel of Auschwitz.

The only movie to truly deliver the visceral power of a dental drill, John Schlesinger’s taut, well written if far-fetched and baffling thriller, is the film that gives you tooth ache in a good way. “Is it safe?” Those words fire a Pavlovian shock of pain through the upper molars for anyone who has taken in the film, an empathetic response to former Nazi Laurence Olivier drilling away inside Dustin Hoffman’s innocent mouth, while asking that obscure question. He’s after info, a clearance to sell his ill-gotten diamonds (stolen from Jews during the war), but ” read more

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