3 Days of the Condor

3 Days of the Condor

DVD - 1999
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A CIA agent who is on the run from a mass slaughter in his research office suddenly finds himself the target of both his employers and the unknown killers of his associates.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, c1999
Edition: Widescreen format
ISBN: 9780792156284
0792156285
Branch Call Number: DVD F Thr
Alternative Title: Three days of the Condor

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akirakato
Dec 17, 2016

3 1383 09963 6949 ART-DVD MOVIE THR
This DVD is badly damaged!
It won't run at all.

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Frankjweisz
Aug 21, 2016

One of my all-time favorites and arguably the best spy intrigue movie is Three Days of the Condor. Directed by the incomparable Sydney Pollack, based on the James Grady novel, the movie highlights the dysfunction in government bureaucracy and features Big Oil as a central theme, shockingly relevant four decades later. Pollack also manages to tap and weave the Cold War angst prevalent at the time into the plot. Redford shines as the man "out in the cold", and an all-star cast including Faye Dunaway and Max von Sydow makes this flick a masterpiece in my book.

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autumnwindstudios
Jul 19, 2016

I loved it from start to finish. It moves fast, is very gripping, and it's never boring. It really opened up my awareness of the world around me in the 70's. Besides, it's got Max Von Sydow, and he never disappoints me.

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 25, 2015

Based on a spy thriller, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Faye Dunaway (Golden Globe nom) , Robert Redford, Max Von Sydow, Cliff Robertson, and John Houseman - with all these assets, it would have to be a royal screw-up to be bad. It moves a little fast, so just assume the Redford character has a good mind and catches on quickly to figure out most things better than the audience and you will have a good time. Faye Dunaway is great as always playing the vulnerable lady at times and intelligent and good at other times.

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StarGladiator
Aug 27, 2015

A very nice and concisely scripted movie [Lorenzo Semple, Jr. and David Rayfiel], as topical today as it was back then. Dunaway and Redford played off quite nicely against each other, and the whiney Robertson was perfect as the spook! With an ending as clever then as it is today!

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Calvacade
Jul 13, 2015

A paranoid conspiracy thriller from the 1970's starring Robert Redford. After the Watergate scandal which caused Richard Nixon to resign from office for wiretapping and illegal break-ins, Hollywood produced a slew of these movies to reflect the feelings of distrust many felt about the government and it's various shadowy intelligence agencies. This is a solid film from that genre, and Redford & Dunaway are both very good.

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franque
Mar 29, 2015

Not my favorite Redford or Pollack film. Way too much cheesy music to make the plot feel serious. Von Sydow was wonderful as usual and the premise was certainly relevant even now. But the romance was under ridiculous circumstances. I'd recommend The Electric Horseman for a good Redford/Pollack romance film.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 26, 2015

One of the great paranoid thrillers of the 70s with great performances by Redford, Dunaway, Max Von Sydow, and Cliff Robertson. The new "Captain America" referenced this film, but you can also detect its influence in the "Bourne" series and "Syriana." I think this is the best of the films Redford and director Sydney Pollack did together. Also check out "The Conversation," "All the President's Men," "Klute," and "The Parallax View."

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Nursebob
Dec 13, 2014

Robert Redford is Joseph Turner, a low-level CIA operative specializing in scouring bestsellers for hidden military secrets who returns from lunch one day to find his co-workers murdered; victims of a professional assassin squad. Suspecting this was an inside job and he is next on the list, Turner finds himself on the run not only from the mysterious hitmen but his own people as well. Commandeering his way into the apartment of an unwilling accomplice (Faye Dunaway) Turner tries to stay alive long enough to solve the mystery as to why he's being targeted in the first place. Although the "high tech" 70s gadgetry may be amusingly quaint by today's standards, and the tacked-on romance between Redford and Dunnaway more of a box office ploy than integral plot device, this tale of covert machinations and paranoia within the American Halls of Power still packs enough of a wallop to make contemporary conspiracy theorists squeal. Furthermore, the film's tense denouement in which Redford's character has a verbal showdown with his immediate superior on a crowded New York sidewalk bears an eerie resemblance to today's headlines. Well done!

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duane767
Nov 03, 2014

I watched this movie as I heard that it was used as a bit of a backdrop for the story in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Movies like this make me appreciate what happened in the 70s and the crop of films that came out that, as someone else has already said, stand the test of time in regards to its quality and interest. Recommended watch as it is not so dated that it will alienate or bore.

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jimg2000
Sep 18, 2013

- Do you trust him?
- Trust .. Does he trust you? ...He's in the suspicion business...He can't trust anybody.

- How could anybody fool them?
- Maybe nobody did.

- Then
- Maybe there's another CIA...inside the CIA.

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jimg2000
Jul 19, 2013

Higgins: It's simple economics. Today it's oil, right? In ten or fifteen years, food. Plutonium. Maybe even sooner. Now, what do you think the people are gonna want us to do then?

Joe Turner: Ask them?

Higgins: Not now - then! Ask 'em when they're running out. Ask 'em when there's no heat in their homes and they're cold. Ask 'em when their engines stop. Ask 'em when people who have never known hunger start going hungry. You wanna know something? They won't want us to ask 'em. They'll just want us to get it for 'em!
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Joe Turner: Boy, what is it with you people? You think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth?

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