A man's brother, a government operative, involves him in a plan to compete with a ruthless Nazi war criminal in recovering a fortune in stolen gems. The dental torture scene makes this a real nail-biter!
Thomas Levy (Hoffman), better known as 'Babe', is a graduate student living by himself in New York City. Occasionally, his brother, Henry (Roy Scheider) will stop by for a visit. Henry is a spy working for the United States government and is often out of the country for extended periods of time. After the brother of a Nazi war criminal, who possessed a safety deposit box key, is killed in a traffic accident, Henry suspects that the Dr. Szell (Olivier) will be arriving to retrieve an extremely valuable diamond collection.
More Clips & Interviews
When his CIA agent brother is killed, a student gets trapped in a deadly game with a Nazi fugitive who uses dental instruments as tools of torture.
From William Goldman's best-selling novel comes one of the most daring and affecting thrillers ever brought to the screen. Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman (Rainman) plays the likeable graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwillingly trapped in a killing game of intrigue involving a Nazi fugitive, Christian Szell. Laurence Olivier received an Academy Award nomination for his chilling portrayal of the sadistic Szell, who turns dental instruments into tools of torture with dispassionate ease. Directed by John Schlesinger and featuring an all-star cast, Marathon Man moves with nail-biting suspense to its thrilling, fever-pitched conclusion. Co-starring Roy Scheider and William Devane.
Dustin Hoffman (Rainman) plays the likeable graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwillingly trapped in a killing game of intrigue involving a Nazi fugitive, Christian Szell.
More William Martel Movies Videos
More Credits (10)
Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android!