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13th Apr '16 2:19:30 PM caivu
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* SerendipitousSurvival: Joe Turner misses an assassination attempt after he leaves his workplace to pick up lunch for everybody. While he's gone, a team of mercenaries break in and slaughter all his coworkers, and Joe returns to find everyone dead.
23rd Oct '15 1:47:28 PM moloch
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''Three Days of the Condor'' is a 1975 political thriller starring Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/FayeDunaway, Creator/CliffRobertson and Creator/MaxVonSydow. It was directed by Creator/SydneyPollack.

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''Three Days of the Condor'' is a 1975 political thriller starring Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/FayeDunaway, Creator/CliffRobertson Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson and Creator/MaxVonSydow. It was directed by Creator/SydneyPollack.
7th Oct '15 9:08:08 PM MaddyDonna
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Mild-mannered researcher Joe Turner (Redford) works for [[{{CIA}} Central Intelligence Agency]] in a small building in New York, reading book after book to review their plots to see if they either contain elements that may be similar to ongoing covert operations or else be useful ideas for the CIA to employ. One day during the holiday season Turner steps out of the office to grab his co-workers lunch at a nearby deli... during which a hit squad led by Joubert (von Sydow) enters the office and kills Turner's co-workers (and love interest Janice). Terrified, Turner calls in the deaths to his CIA handlers, who prompt him for his code name 'Condor' and order him to follow procedures for pick-up and debriefing. In the process, things keep getting messier and Turner begins to worry that his own employer the CIA is trying to murder him.

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Mild-mannered researcher Joe Turner (Redford) works for [[{{CIA}} Central Intelligence Agency]] in a small building in New York, reading book after book to review their plots to see if they either contain elements that may be similar to ongoing covert operations or else be useful ideas for the CIA to employ. One day during the holiday season Turner steps out of the office to grab his co-workers lunch at a nearby deli... during which a hit squad led by Joubert (von Sydow) enters the office and kills Turner's co-workers (and (including love interest Janice). Terrified, Turner calls in the deaths to his CIA handlers, who prompt him for his code name 'Condor' and order him to follow procedures for pick-up and debriefing. In the process, things keep getting messier and Turner begins to worry that his own employer the CIA is trying to murder him.



* AffablyEvil: Joubert. He comes to respect Turner after his various escape attempts. [[spoiler: And after killing Atwood instead of Turner, Joubert offers Turner friendly advice, a ride to the train station... and even a gun. He seems ''relieved'' to no long need to kill him, in fact.]]

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* AffablyEvil: Joubert. He comes to respect Turner after his various escape attempts. [[spoiler: And after killing Atwood instead of Turner, Joubert offers Turner friendly advice, a ride to the train station... and even a gun. He seems ''relieved'' to no long longer need to kill him, in fact.]]
29th Aug '15 1:01:41 PM gallium
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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Higgins justifies what happens because "The [[DirtyCommunists other side]] plays games too."



* FilmOfTheBook: Came out 1974 written by James Grady called Six Days of the Condor. The names of the characters were different, it had another reason for killing the readers (some higher ups in the CIA used the book shipments to smuggle drugs), had another faction (Oversight, which polices all intelligence agencies and reports only to the Senate) and killed [[spoiler:Kathy on the last pages]].
** Actually, [[spoiler: Kathy (called Wendy in the book) was thought to be dead, but survived, though barely.]]

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* FilmOfTheBook: Came out 1974 written by James Grady called Six Days of the Condor. The names of the characters were different, it had another reason for killing the readers (some higher ups in the CIA used the book shipments to smuggle drugs), and had another faction (Oversight, which polices all intelligence agencies and reports only to the Senate) and killed [[spoiler:Kathy on the last pages]].
** Actually, [[spoiler: Kathy (called Wendy in the book) was thought to be dead, but survived, though barely.]]
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29th May '15 7:57:24 AM Morgenthaler
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14th May '15 3:39:06 AM Odon
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* ConspiracyThriller
20th Apr '15 1:34:03 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar: Higgins justifies what happens because "The [[DirtyCommunists other side]] plays games too."

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Higgins justifies what happens because "The [[DirtyCommunists other side]] plays games too."
5th Apr '15 6:00:28 AM Matchstick
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!!''Three Days of the Condor'' provides examples of:

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!!''Three !! ''Three Days of the Condor'' provides contains examples of:of:


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11th Dec '14 7:13:01 AM Thurisaz314
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26th Aug '14 12:28:47 PM freesefan
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* LondonEnglandSyndrome: Turner asks a phone operator for the Washington area code, then quickly appends that with "D.C.".



* [[LondonEnglandSyndrome Washington DC Syndrome]]: Turner asks a phone operator for the Washington area code, then quickly appends that with "D.C.".
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