Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Marathon Man - December 18, 1976

Continuing the celebration of running my first marathon by looking at movies about running, today's entry is the classic thriller Marathon Man starring Dustin Hoffman and Sir Lawrence Olivier.

Hoffman plays a graduate student who sees his brother murdered and is chased down by former Nazi dentist Szell (Olivier) who mistakenly believes Hoffman knows the whereabouts of some smuggled diamonds.

While not specifically about running, Dustin Hoffman's character is, in fact, a marathon runner in the movie.

Other running movies:
Chariots of Fire

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