History Film / MarathonMan

23rd Jun '17 8:13:30 PM DeckardCanine
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* TheAllegedCar: Dr. Szell's brother has trouble getting his old car to move at a green light. This leads to road rage, which leads to his death, which leads to Dr. Szell coming to New York....
12th Jun '17 9:13:02 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1974 political thriller novel written by Creator/WilliamGoldman, adapted into a 1976 film directed by John Schlesinger.

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A 1974 1976 political thriller novel written by Creator/WilliamGoldman, adapted into a 1976 film directed by John Schlesinger.
Schlesinger, based on the 1974 novel by Creator/WilliamGoldman.
12th Jun '17 9:12:19 AM Mdumas43073
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16th May '17 1:46:58 AM PaulA
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A 1974 political thriller novel written by WilliamGoldman, adapted into a 1976 film directed by John Schlesinger.

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A 1974 political thriller novel written by WilliamGoldman, Creator/WilliamGoldman, adapted into a 1976 film directed by John Schlesinger.
Schlesinger.
4th Mar '17 4:43:01 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* JewsLoveToArgue: A grouchy Jewish-American motorist engages in road rage with Szell's brother, which resulted in their deaths.
7th Jan '17 10:10:30 AM nombretomado
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Creator/DustinHoffman plays Thomas "Babe" Levy, a history graduate student and aspiring marathon runner. Babe seeks to follow in the footsteps of his father, a historian who committed suicide after being unjustly targeted by UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy. He receives a visit from his brother Henry (Roy Scheider), who, unbeknownst to Babe, is a government agent assigned to manage the fugitive Nazi Christian Szell (LaurenceOlivier). Babe soon becomes entangled in events, and must fight to save himself from Szell and his allies.

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Creator/DustinHoffman plays Thomas "Babe" Levy, a history graduate student and aspiring marathon runner. Babe seeks to follow in the footsteps of his father, a historian who committed suicide after being unjustly targeted by UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy. He receives a visit from his brother Henry (Roy Scheider), who, unbeknownst to Babe, is a government agent assigned to manage the fugitive Nazi Christian Szell (LaurenceOlivier).(Creator/LaurenceOlivier). Babe soon becomes entangled in events, and must fight to save himself from Szell and his allies.
29th Dec '16 10:22:59 AM nombretomado
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* NeverTrustATitle: From the title, you might be expecting an inspirational sports film like ''ChariotsOfFire'' . The marathon aspect barely factors into the movie, though, which is an espionage thriller from start to finish.

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* NeverTrustATitle: From the title, you might be expecting an inspirational sports film like ''ChariotsOfFire'' .''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' . The marathon aspect barely factors into the movie, though, which is an espionage thriller from start to finish.
14th Dec '16 4:28:30 AM StFan
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Szell is loosely based on Josef Mengele.
** Funny considering that LaurenceOlivier played a Nazi Hunter determined to catch Mengele in TheBoysFromBrazil.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Szell is loosely based on Josef Mengele.
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Mengele. Funny considering that LaurenceOlivier Creator/LaurenceOlivier played a Nazi Hunter determined to catch Mengele in TheBoysFromBrazil. ''Film/TheBoysFromBrazil''.
24th Nov '16 1:18:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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%% * ColdBloodedTorture: Dr. Szell

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%% * ColdBloodedTorture: Dr. SzellSzell famously exploits his knowledge of dentistry to do this to Babe.
2nd Nov '16 4:40:21 AM ThePest179
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* AffablyEvil: Szell is downright fatherly with Babe...in between torture sessions.



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* DisposableWoman
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Szell.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Szell. Szell is downright fatherly with Babe...in between torture sessions.



* ImagineSpot

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* MadDoctor

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* TheMole: More than one.

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* SceneryPorn
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules

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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable

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* ThwartedEscape

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* TookALevelInBadass: Babe at the end.

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* UngratefulBastard: [[TooDumbToLive Janeway]].

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%% * UngratefulBastard: [[TooDumbToLive Janeway]].
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