Three Days of the Condor

Three Days of the Condor

Sydney Pollack (1975)

AA Certificate


Our Score
Conspiracy theories abounded in Hollywood in the 1970s, as film-makers began to explore the nation's dark underside in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate. Directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, this tense thriller suffers in comparison with All the President's Men, in which Redford appeared the following year. But it is still a polished piece of work, as CIA man Redford holds photographer Faye Dunaway hostage while he tries to ascertain who was responsible for the murder of his undercover colleagues. The excellent cast makes up for Pollack's occasional lapses in pacing.


A bookish CIA researcher returns to his field office to find all his colleagues have been murdered in his absence. When he tries to uncover the truth, he also ends up targeted for assassination by his own agency, and is forced to go on the run to discover the reasons why. Sydney Pollack's thriller, starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson and Max von Sydow.

Cast & Crew

Turner Robert Redford
Kathy Hale Faye Dunaway
Higgins Cliff Robertson
Joubert Max von Sydow
Mr Wabash John Houseman
Atwood Addison Powell
Sam Barber Walter McGinn
Janice Tina Chen
Wicks Michael Kane
Dr Lappe Don McHenry
Fowler Michael B Miller
Mitchell Jess Osuna
Thomas Dino Narizzano
Mrs Russell Helen Stenborg
Martin Patrick Gorman
Director Sydney Pollack
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Cinema International Corp. UKGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and a sex scene. Available on: DVD and Blu-ray