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Lee

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Ken

Enjoyed the Overall Presentation, However, like Many Movies of that Time, the female lead was Sadly Underdeveloped. 3 Days of the Condor comes to mind as a Similar film with a much more well Developed female lead And a more satisfying overall experience, with material that was slightly slower ...Read more

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Nicole

I found Roy Schneider's character the most compelling—especially with the possible-to-overlook gay relationship. That twist/reveal only enhanced the sense that everything required a second look. I do wonder how the original script was/may have been compromised by editing. William Goldman, the ...Read more

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Nicole - That's an interesting observation, I completely missed the implication of a gay relationship. In addition to the "Janey" conversation, there's the scene in the clinic where Doc, Scheider's character, has gone to get his lacerated hand stitched up after the attack in his hotel room, ...Read more

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Byron

I agree. What gay relationship are you insinuating?

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Nicole

Roy Scheider's character Doc and William Devane's Janeway. In the early part of the movie, Doc is speaking to "Janey" on the phone with strong romantic overtones saying "Who cares what they think" etc. It's only revealed later than Janey is a man. Also, it makes viewing the later scene when ...Read more

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Michael

Gay relationship with whom?

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Nicole

Hey Michael, see my comment to Byron.

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Michael

Is the name "Janey" used anywhere else in the film?

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Michael

Whether it's implied to be a gay relationship or not, it's totally irrelevant, as it has no bearing whatsoever on the plot, or the actions or motivations of the characters, throughout the film. As such it ends up being an ornamental, novel, puzzle-to-solve detail that distracts from, and ...Read more

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BOBBY

As a thriller, it touches all emotions. Very well done with excellent Hoffman & Olivier performances. You might have to suspend belief in a couple of scenes, (I think editing might be at fault). Overall a compelling thriller.

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Michael

Actually, you have to suspend disbelief during the Columbia dissertation/meeting with advisor scene because the script was undeveloped, and, consequently, the acting unbelievable at a visceral level.

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Robert

such a good movie.
Where's the catch?
It's dangerous.
Oh but that ain't the catch. It's the fun!