Check out our editors' picks to get the lowdown on the movies and shows we're looking forward to, including the Netflix premiere of " Warrior Nun. Browse our picks. Sign In. Added to Watchlist. Thomas Babbington Levy aka Babe. Laurence Olivier. Roy Scheider. Amidst the confusion, the shop assistant appears again, directly confronting Szell, who slits the man's throat.
Szell retrieves his diamonds but, as he attempts to leave, Babe forces him at gunpoint into a water-treatment facility in Central Park. Babe tells Szell he can keep as many diamonds as he can swallow.
Szell initially refuses, and Babe begins throwing the diamonds into the water. Szell relents and swallows one diamond, but then refuses to cooperate further. Babe throws the rest of the diamonds down the steps towards the water; Szell dives for them, but stumbles, and falls on his own knife blade, his dead body falling over a railing and into the water.
Babe heads out into Central Park, stopping to throw his gun into the reservoir. Treat Williams has an uncredited cameo appearance as a jogger in Central Park. This is the best thing I've read since The Godfather. It could go all, all the way — if we don't foul it up in the making. Goldman estimated he wrote four versions of the screenplay and says Robert Towne was brought in at the end.
Goldman says John Schlesinger only agreed to do the film because he had just finished The Day of the Locust and was "terrified he was dead in Hollywood. Laurence Olivier was cast early on. However he had health issues and at one stage it was uncertain whether he would be able to do the film. Richard Widmark auditioned for the part, but Olivier eventually recovered and was able to participate in filming. Olivier did not agree with Hoffman's style of Method Acting , which involved staying up days at a time to appear truly out of his mind and in physical pain for the film's famous torture scenes.
This new camera stabilization system was used extensively in Marathon Man' s running and chase scenes on the streets of New York City. The film explores themes of endurance and the pursuit of Nazi war criminals. Other critics found the violence to be offensive. Babe originally has childish traits. As the film progresses, these childish traits are replaced with more adult ones.
Janeway is only interested in his own gain instead of the ideal to advance U. The intrigue involves a former Nazi named Szell, played by Laurence Olivier with a certain urbane composure that makes him seem all the more ominous.
Szell lives in hiding in South America naturally and has millions of dollars worth of diamonds in a New York safe-deposit box. When Szell's brother is killed in what can only be described as a quintessentially New York auto crash, Szell has to come out of hiding to collect the diamonds. He's paranoid, and with some justification.
If you were an ex-Nazi war criminal, wouldn't everyone be after you? He has a relationship with the secret US agency, or at least at various points we're told he does with this movie, we can't be certain of anything. He's afraid the American agents will attempt to steal his diamonds, and that's why Babe's brother was killed.
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Book shows common average signs of wear and use. When Szell finds out about this he believes Doc may have told Babe about the plan to rob him. Szell's two henchmen abduct Babe. Szell tortures Babe by drilling into his teeth without anesthetic and repeatedly asking the question, "Is it safe? Babe does not know what the question means nor the interrogator's identity until Szell explains after torturing him.
When Szell finally concludes Babe knows nothing, he orders his people to dispose of the young man. Though in great pain, Babe escapes and thanks to his training as a marathoner outruns his pursuers. Seeking revenge for the killing of Doc, Babe arranges a rendezvous at which Szell's people, who hope to eliminate him, are killed instead. He then intercepts Szell at his bank, a confrontation that ultimately leads to Szell's death.
Goldman says he was inspired by the idea of bringing a major Nazi to the biggest Jewish city in the world. He wrote the book after the death of his beloved editor Hiram Haydn , who had edited all of his books from to , and feels he never would have written something as commercial as Marathon Man had Haydn been alive. Television Announcer Bryant Fraser Young Photographer George Dega Hotel Valet Gene Bori French Doctor Annette Claudier Nurse Roger Etienne Headwaiter Raymond Serra Bystander Charlott Thyssen Bystander Estelle Omens Bystander Madge Kennedy Lady in Bank Jeff Palladini Young Babe Scott PriceSearch, discover and share your favorite Marathon Man GIFs. The best GIFs are on GIPHY. marathon man GIFs. Sort: Relevant Newest. marathon # marathon. top movie quotes, is it safe, marathon man # top movie quotes # is it safe # marathon man.