Marathon Man

Hoffman, Dustin

SKU: 032429286208

UPC 032429286208
Release Date 2017-10-24
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 125
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis British director John Schlesinger (MIDNIGHT COWBOY), reteams with Dustin Hoffman for MARATHON MAN, a classic suspense thriller (based on the novel by William Goldman) rife with chase sequences, torture, and political intrigue. A landmark film that pushes the boundaries of audience squeamishness, MARATHON MAN features a powerful performance by Hoffman alongside equally stellar work by Sir Laurence Olivier and Roy Scheider. As a Columbia University graduate student, Babe Levy (Dustin Hoffman), spends his spare time running in marathons. However, he winds up running for his life when he inadvertently becomes entangled in an espionage plot. Babe's brother Doc (Scheider) is an American secret agent whom is killed by fierce Nazi fugitive, Szell (Olivier), who believes he stole a cache of diamonds, and Babe himself is kidnapped by the murderer. Excruciating scenes of dental torture follow, as Babe repeatedly risks his life trying to escape his captors.Theatrical release: October, 1976. Being a method actor, Hoffman did not sleep the night before shooting the famous dental torture scene. When costar Olivier discovered this, he remarked: Why don't you try acting, it's so much easier. In MARATHON MAN, Laurence Olivier portrays a former Nazi based on Josef Menegele. Two years later, in Franklin J. Schaffner's THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL, he would go on to play famed Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman, in pursuit of Menegele.Is it safe?--Szell (Laurence Olivier) to Babe (Dustin Hoffman)
Cast Robert Evans (Producer)
Marc Lawrence (Star)
Richard Bright (Star)
William Goldman (Screenwriter)
Sidney Beckerman (Producer)
Richard MacDonald (Production Designer)
Marthe Keller (Star)
Fritz Weaver (Star)
Dustin Hoffman (Star)
Laurence Olivier (Star)
Roy Scheider (Star)
Jim Clark (Editor)
John Schlesinger (Director)
Michael Small (Composer)
William Devane (Star)
Conrad L. Hall (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: The Magic of Hollywood Original Making of Marathon Man Going the Distance: Remembering Marathon Man Theatrical Trailer Rehearsal Footage Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Suspense/Thriller,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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