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Marathon Man (6-Oct-1976)

Director: John Schlesinger

Writer: William Goldman

From novel: Marathon Man by William Goldman

Music Composed and Conducted by: Michael Small

Producers: Robert Evans; Sidney Beckerman

Keywords: Thriller, Nazis, Dentists, New York

Diamonds stashed in a New York City bank's safety deposit box by a former Nazi dentist thrust Dustin Hoffman, marathon runner and graduate student at Columbia University, into a web of international intrigue after his brother, employee of a shady government agency is mysteriously killed. Exceedingly complicated thriller which succeeds only on the strength of its cast. Laurence Olivier as dentist Szell received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Devane
Actor
5-Sep-1937   Greg Sumner on Knots Landing
Harry Goz
Actor
16-Feb-1932 6-Sep-2003 Captain Murphy on Sealab 2021
Dustin Hoffman
Actor
8-Aug-1937   The Graduate
Marthe Keller
Actor
28-Jan-1945   Fedora
Madge Kennedy
Actor
19-Apr-1891 9-Jun-1987 The Marrying Kind
Marc Lawrence
Actor
17-Feb-1910 28-Nov-2005 Prolific character actor
Jacques Marin
Actor
9-Sep-1919 10-Jan-2001 Charade
Laurence Olivier
Actor
22-May-1907 11-Jul-1989 Shakespearean actor
Roy Scheider
Actor
10-Nov-1932 10-Feb-2008 Jaws
Michael Vale
TV Personality
28-Jun-1922 24-Dec-2005 Time to make the donuts
Fritz Weaver
Actor
19-Jan-1926   Fail Safe

CAST

Dustin Hoffman   ...   Babe
Laurence Olivier   ...   Szell
Roy Scheider   ...   Doc
William Devane   ...   Janeway
Marthe Keller   ...   Elsa
co-starring
Fritz Weaver   ...   Prof. Biesenthal
Richard Bright   ...   Karl
Marc Lawrence   ...   Erhard
Allen Joseph   ...   Babe's Father
Tito Goya   ...   Melendez
Ben Dova   ...   Szell's Brother
Lou Gilbert   ...   Rosenbaum
Jacques Marin   ...   LeClerc
James Wing Woo   ...   Chen
Nicole Deslauriers   ...   Nicole
Lotte Andor-Palfi   ...   Old Lady on 47th Street
Lionel Pina   ...   Street Gang
Church   ...   Street Gang
Tricoche   ...   Street Gang
Jaime Tirelli   ...   Street Gang
Wilfredo Hernandez   ...   Street Gang
Harry Goz   ...   Jewelry Salesman
Michael Vale   ...   Jewelry Salesman
Fred Stuthman   ...   Jewelry Salesman
Lee Steele   ...   Jewelry Salesmen
William Martel   ...   Bank Guard
Glenn Robards   ...   Plainclotheman
Ric Carrott   ...   Plainclothesman
Alma Beltran   ...   Laundress
Daniel Nuņez   ...   Guard in Uruguay
Tony Pena   ...   Guard in Uruguay
Chuy Franco   ...   Guard in Uruguay
Billy Kearns   ...   Tourist Couple
Sally Wilson   ...   Tourist Couple
Tom Ellis   ...   TV Announcer
Bryant Fraser   ...   Young Photographer
George Dega   ...   Hotel Valet
Gene Bori   ...   French Doctor
Annette Claudier   ...   Nurse
Roger Etienne   ...   Headwaiter
Ray Serra   ...   Truck Driver
John Garson   ...   Bystander
Charlott Thyssen   ...   Bystander
Estelle Omens   ...   Bystander
Madge Kennedy   ...   Lady in Bank
Jeff Palladini   ...   Young Babe
Scott Price   ...   Young Doc

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