Dustin Hoffman, Roy Scheider - Marathon Man

In Paris, American agent Doc Levy survives two assassination attempts. There seems to be a link between the intended death and a notorious Nazi war criminal named Szell who is hiding out in Uruguay. Returning to New York, Doc visits his hero-worshipping younger brother Babe, a student obsessed with notions of winning the Olympic marathon and of proving the innocence of his father, a McCarthy victim who committed suicide. Suddenly, on account of his brother, Babe finds himself drawn into a web of considerable danger and violence.

Books with substantial mentioning of Marathon Man
Jerry Vermilye
The Complete Films of Laurence Olivier
Secaucus, NJ, 1992

Robert Bookbinder
The Films of the Seventies
Secaucus, NJ, 1982
Books with an entry on Marathon Man
Larry Langman & David Ebner
Encyclopedia of American Spy Films
New York & London, 1990

Marathon Man
United States 1976

Directed by

Marthe Keller
Fritz Weaver
Lotte Palfi Andor
Jaime Tirelli


Running time:125 minutes
Country:United States

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