"Hoffman and arch-villain Olivier are superb." -Leonard Maltin, TV Movies & Video Guide
From William Goldman's best-selling novel comes one of the most daring and affecting thrillers ever brought to the screen. OscarÂ® 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 AwardÂ® nomination for his chilling portrayal of the sadistic Szell, who turns dental instruments into tools of 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.