From William Goldman's best-selling novel comes one of the most daring and affecting thrillers ever brought to the screen. Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman (Rainman) plays the likeable graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwillingly trapped in a killing game of intrigue involving a Nazi fugitive, Christian Szell. Laurence Olivier received an Academy Award nomination for his chilling portrayal of the sadistic Szell, who turns dental instruments into tools of torture with dispassionate ease. Directed by John Schlesinger and featuring an all-star cast, Marathon Man moves with nail-biting suspense to its thrilling, fever-pitched conclusion. Co-starring Roy Scheider and William Devane.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Marathon Man runs the gamut from patient mystery to pulse-pounding thriller, aided by Laurence Oliver's coldly terrifying performance and a brainy script by William Goldman.
Film's notorious torture scene means adults only.
Cast & Crew
- Paramount Pictures
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- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), German (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitles, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitles)
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