• Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Three Days of the Condor

Release Date: 1975

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 1999

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

On a seemingly ordinary day, Joe Turner (Robert Redford), a quiet CIA codebreaker, walks into his workplace and finds that all of his coworkers have been murdered. Horrified, Joe flees the scene and tries to tell his supervisors about the tragedy. Unfortunately, he soon learns that CIA higher-ups were involved in the murders. With no one to trust, and a merciless hit man (Max von Sydow) close on his tail, Joe must somehow survive long enough to figure out why his own agency wants him dead.

Cast: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John Houseman, Addison Powell, Walter McGinn, Tina Chen

Director: Sydney Pollack

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Dino de Laurentiis Corp., Wildwood Enterprises

Keywords: Tense, 1970s, Escape, Pursuit, Office, New York City, Gripping, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A well-made thriller, tense and involving, and the scary thing, in these months after Watergate, is that it's all too believable. show more

  • 90

    3 Days of the Condor is a classic spy thriller. It remains just as relevant and thrilling today as it did in 1975. It's a film built around political metaphors and pessimism, trends that continue to spiral and evolve throughout our culture even today, with events unfolding that oddly mimic this film's once outlandish plot. show more

  • 80
    Adam LowesCineVue

    Add to the mix gregarious powerhouse producer Dino De Laurentiis, plus regular Redford directorial collaborator Sydney Pollock and, unsurprisingly, the resulting film is a cracking thriller. show more

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Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama