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Marathon Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier

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A Columbia history grad student and distance runner suddenly learns his older brother (Roy Scheider) is a secret government operative when that brother dies a violent death. Eventually he runs afoul of a sadistic Nazi dentist, played by Olivier, who has come to New York from hiding in South America in search of diamonds taken from Jews in the death camps. William Goldman wrote the screenplay for this taut action thriller based on his novel, and John Schlesinger directed (1976).
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   money/gems/treasure Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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