MARATHON MAN (Theatrical Release USA 1976)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Marathon Man has so much happening in its opening scenes that it becomes almost confusing and then suddenly mellows out as two men run their cars into a small oil truck. Dustin Hoffman and Roy Schieder play strong parts in this film. The suspense turns on and off throughout the film. The movie serves a mature audience and has some of the best acting that can be seen on the big screen.

Storyline

Babe (Dustin Hoffman) finds himself involved in his brother’s investigation of a Nazi war criminal.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Schlesinger for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Sidney Beckerman and Robert Evans for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Szell (Laurence Olivier), Doc (Roy Scheider), Janeway (William Devane), Elsa (Marthe Keller), Professor Blesenthal (Fritz Weaver), Karl (Richard Bright), Erhard (Marc Lawrence), Babe’s Father (Allen Joseph), and Melendez (Tito Goya).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a good thriller. Great Work for Director John Schlesinger.

Ben Meyers

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