3 Days of the Condor [Blu-ray]

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In Sydney Pollack's critically acclaimed suspense-thriller, Robert Redford (Spy Game) stars as CIA Agent Joe Turner. Code name: Condor. When his entire office is massacred, Turner goes on the run from his enemies...and his so-called allies. After reporting the murders to his superiors, the organization wants to bring Condor in -- but somebody is trying to take him out. In his frantic hunt for answers, and in a desperate run for his life, Turner abducts photographer Kathy Hale (Faye Dunaway, The Thomas Crown Affair), eventually seducing her into helping him.

Every twist leads Condor to the end of his nerves...and will take you to the edge of your seat. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, Turner realizes his most dangerous enemy may be closer than he ever feared. And as he zeroes in on the truth, he discovers there are some secrets people would kill to keep.


Studio Paramount
SKU 210800189
UPC 097361428840
UPC 14 00097361428840
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/13/2009
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
Secret Agents
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Sydney Pollack directed this thriller in which Robert Redford plays Joe Turner, a bookworm CIA employee who finds himself a hunted man after a triple-cross. Faye Dunaway is Kathy Hale, the innocent woman who is forced to shelter Redford in her home. Hale eventually comes to believe Turner's wild story as he searches desperately through his friends and co-workers for someone he can still trust. The screenplay is based on the novel SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR by James Grady.
Plot Summary
Summary Sydney Pollack directed this post-Watergate political thriller in which Robert Redford plays Joe Turner, a researcher for the CIA. But one day, when Turner is on his lunch break, all of his co-workers are killed. Suddenly Turner is unsure whom to trust, since he realizes that whoever committed these murders must want him dead too. Turner quickly goes into hiding and forces a total stranger, Kathy Hale (Faye Dunaway), to let him stay at her apartment. Although Kathy is at first frightened of Turner, she eventually sympathizes with and grows to care for him. Meanwhile, the quick-thinking Turner has been constantly eluding death and strategizing to stay one step ahead of the killer. But when he finally unravels the mystery behind the deaths, Turner must decide what to do with the information before it's too late. Pollack's fast-paced suspense thriller is supported by a formidable cast, including Max von Sydow and John Houseman. The screenplay is based on the novel SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR by James Grady.
Sydney Pollack
Faye Dunaway
Cliff Robertson
Robert Redford
Max Von Sydow
Cast & Crew
Walter McGinn - Star
Faye Dunaway - Star
Cliff Robertson - Star
Tina Chen - Star
Addison Powell - Star
John Houseman - Star
Robert Redford - Star
Max Von Sydow - Star
Michael Kane - Star
Stephen Grimes - Production Designer
Dave Grusin - Composer
Lorenzo Semple Jr. - Screenwriter
Fredric Steinkamp - Editor
Owen Roizman - Director of Photography
Stanley Schneider - Producer
Sydney Pollack - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1975
Catalog ID 142884
UPC 00097361428840
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 117 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Grammy (1977) Dave Grusin, Nominee, Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Golden Globe (1976) Faye Dunaway, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama
Oscar (1976) Fredric Steinkamp, Don Guidice, Nominee, Best Film Editing
ReviewSource GenX Movies
Review This is a genre movie in the "everyman gets caught in plot that's bigger than himself" vein (Think of "North by Northwest."). If you're a part of Generation Y and maybe the tail-end of Generation X you may never have heard of it, but this is one of most gripping and realistic espionage films you'll ever see. If you like movies with heroes that are really superheroes with fantastic martial arts fighting skills and the ability make miraculous shots with dueling handguns ablaze, then this isn't the film for you. But if you like a thinking man's hero, I recommend you check out this movie...Redford stars a bookish researcher who arrives at work one day to find his whole division brutally wiped out in a nearly silent attack. Quickly realizing that he is the last man standing and knowing that his moments may be numbered, he goes undercover to find who killed his colleagues and how he can stay alive in the process. Faye Dunaway plays an isolated photographer who Redford's character ensnares and inspires to assist him in finding the truth. Max Von Sydow is chilling as a career assassin who coldly provides his skills to the highest bidder and Roberson is a higher up in the C.I.A. whose job it is to protect the agency at nearly all costs...Probably the only dated element of the movie is the Dave Gruisin's score which is a bit too jazzy compared to traditional scores. While not edited with the frenetic pace of today's thrillers, the tempo of the plot is sufficient to keep the viewer engaged and interested...And there's a fight scene between Redford's character and would-be assassin that I feel is one of most realistic fight scenes in cinema history. There's no fantastic martial arts stunts here. There's just two guys facing off with whatever brawn and brain they can muster and Redford outmatched in the strength having to apply cunning to survive. It's worth the price of admission.
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource FilmsGraded.com
Review Robert Redford was one of the biggest movie stars at the time that this cerebral, plotty thriller was released. Although commercially successful, "Three Days of the Condor" never quite achieved the critical attention of other Redford films of the era, such as "All the President's Men" and "The Sting". But "Condor" was a very good film as well, and its themes of governmental conspiracy and paranoia reflected cynical post-Watergate attitudes towards political institutions...Redford's character is Joe Turner, initially a cheerful, well-read employee of the American Literacy Historical Society, a CIA front whose staff peruses spy novels to generate ideas for the agency's activities. Turner discovers and naively investigates evidence revealing a shadow organization within the CIA, which responds by hiring mercenaries to kill everyone at the ALHS...Out to lunch, Turner is spared, but the hitmen led by Joubert (Max von Sydow) are still on his trail. Worse, his bosses at the CIA, especially Higgins (Cliff Robertson) and Wabash (John Houseman) also seem to prefer Turner dead. Desperate and paranoid, Turner kidnaps a beautiful and surprisingly sympathetic stranger (Faye Dunaway) for the use of her house and car. This creates a dubious if entertaining love interest subplot...Predictably, the CIA executives are portrayed as duplicious and indifferent to human life. Turner makes an unlikely character transition from bookworm to action hero. Still, Redford's skills as an actor transcends his character, and the script is intelligent and well written. Joubert, both noble and sly, is a memorable hitman character...Based on David Rayfiel's novel "Six Days of the Condor" (Hollywood is always abridging the classics), the film received a single Oscar nomination, for best editing. It was one of seven films starring Robert Redford that were directed by Sydney Pollack.
Reviewer Brian Koller
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Crazy for Cinema A classy, smart, well-produced little thriller.
Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews ...tense, engaging and good fodder for paranoids with conspiracy theory fever.
James Rocchi, Netflix ...as pure a thriller as one could hope for, with a gripping premise, hurtling plot and a marvelous air of menace.
Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm ...an efficient exercise in Watergate-era paranoia.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...a well-made thriller, intense and involving...

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