- Original title
- Running time
- 125 min.
- United States
William Goldman (Novel: William Goldman)
Conrad L. Hall
Mystery. Thriller | Cop Movies. Crime. Athletics. Nazism
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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 (Roy Scheider) is an American secret agent whom is killed by fierce Nazi fugitive, Szell (Laurence 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... A classic suspense thriller (based on the novel by William Goldman) rife with chase sequences, torture, and political intrigue.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Laurence Olivier)
: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (Laurence Olivier). 5 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman) and Best Editing
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film and Foreign Actor (Hoffman) (ex aequo)
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