3 Days of the Condor

DVD - 1999
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
3 Days of the Condor
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
ISBN: 0792156285
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama THREE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Three days of the Condor


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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.

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Mar 29, 2015
  • franque rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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.

Jan 26, 2015
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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."

Dec 13, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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!

Nov 03, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Nov 21, 2013
  • jpozenel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie still holds up quite well. When it starts, it has the feel of a 70's made for TV movie, but quickly turns into a first rate thriller.

Jul 26, 2013
  • MWPH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A quintessential 70s film that is a thrill ride throughout (even the shots are purposely short and fast). Two interesting aspects of the film is its not so subtle commentary on a Warergate era America (end differs from novel to paint a pretty clear message) and the shots inside the World Trade Center might be eerily familiar to some. That is because the documentary crew that was there on 9/11/01 filmed at the same lobby area.

Jul 19, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A super cloak and dagger thriller that exposed viewers to the workings of a CIA within the CIA theme in the 70's, soon after the Watergate mess. Amazing to see the old technologies vs modern day's, like in the Bourne series.


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Sep 18, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

- 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.

Jul 19, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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!
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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