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Marathon Man (film) Quotes

Marathon Man (film) is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Marathon Man ended in 1970.

It features Robert Evans, and Sidney Beckerman as producer, Michael Small in charge of musical score, and Conrad Hall as head of cinematography.

Marathon Man (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Marathon Man (film) is 125 minutes long. Marathon Man (film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Laurence Olivier as Christian Szell, Dustin Hoffman as Babe, Tito Goya as Melendez, William Devane as Janeway, Marthe Keller as Elsa Opel, Fritz Weaver as Professor Biesenthal, Roy Scheider as Doc, Richard Bright as Karl, and Marc Lawrence as Erhard.

Marathon Man (film) Quotes

William Devane as Janeway

  • (William Devane) "What did he do?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "He was in the oil business."
  • (William Devane) "Wrong. I know exactly how Doc made his living, and the closest he ever came to the oil business was when he filled up at the friendly neighborhood gas station."
  • (William Devane) "Szell's brother's been killed in Manhattan. An accident with an oil truck."
  • (Roy Scheider) "Oh, boy. Any changes?"
  • (William Devane) "Only everything."
  • (Roy Scheider) "They're getting all the couriers."
  • (William Devane) "Listen, why don't we begin with what happened tonight, hmm? Perhaps you could -- you know, give me some of the details."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I was here, Doc -- died, you came."
  • (William Devane) "That's it?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I'm a demon for details."
  • (William Devane) "I don't think he knows anything. And I think he knows too much."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "You can afford to think what you wish. I can't."
  • (William Devane) "All right, you guys. Let's go. Move out of there."
  • (Tito Goya) "Blow it out your ass, motherfucker."

Laurence Olivier as Christian Szell

  • (Laurence Olivier) "I was in a state of hysteria, you know."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Don't you want to take a closer look than that?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "No."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "You see, uh, in a sense, one becomes more emotional with age. First after a lifetime of being taken by friends and enemies alike, and then just when you think you have your possessions sure, your health begins to go."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "That is, of course, the ultimate theft."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Well, what are you going to do now, shoot me?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "No, I don't think so."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Then you're going to take these from me? If I could say a word about that --"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "No, you can keep them. You can keep as many as you can swallow."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "You're weak. Your father was weak in his way, your brother in his, now you in yours. You are all so predictable."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "The gun had blanks, the knife, a retractable blade. Hardly original, but effective enough. I think you'll agree. I'm told you are a graduate student. Brilliant, yes? You are an historian, and I am part of history. I should have thought you would have found me interesting. Frankly, I am disappointed in your silence."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Why do you have so little accent?"
  • (Laurence Olivier) "I had alexia as a child. Alexia is a disease --"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I know. It's where you can't understand written speech."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Highest marks. At any event, my writing is childish still, but I'm a fanatic about spoken language. I envy you your school days. Enjoy them fully. It's that last time in your life no one expects anything of you."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Erhardt."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "He knew nothing. If he had known, he would have told. Get rid of him."
  • (William Devane) "I don't think you've heard the news."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "What is that?"
  • (William Devane) "You're leaving tomorrow on the 1:00 flight."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "You are a very confident young man."
  • (William Devane) "It's all a front. Just think of me as any other young executive on the come."
  • (William Devane) "You're uncontrollable. What you offer us is valuable, but it's not worth the chaos you're causing."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "And if I am unable to conclude my business by 1:00?"
  • (William Devane) "Well, you'll just have to manage that, won't you? As far as we're concerned, Mr. Szell, you're a relic, and you're on your way."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Thus far, I find you rather detestable. May I say that without hurting your feelings?"
  • (William Devane) "Praise from Caesar. I'm just doing my job. I believe in my country."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "So did we all."

Fritz Weaver as Professor Biesenthal

  • (Fritz Weaver) "Well, you four have the dubious honor of having been picked from over two hundred applicants for this seminar. Well, let me just say this. There's a shortage of natural resources. There's a shortage of breathable air, there's even a shortage of adequate claret. But there is no shortage of historians. We grind you out like link sausages. That's called progress. Manufacturing doctorates is called progress. Well, I say, "Let us hush this cry of progress until ten thousand years have passed." That's a quote. Who said that? Come on, who said that? Well, somebody must know the answer."
  • (Fritz Weaver) "Tennyson. Alfred, Lord Tennyson. My God, but you can't compete on a doctoral level and not know "Locksley Hall" and "Locksley Hall 60 Years Later". I hope you all flunk. Dismissed."

Roy Scheider as Doc

  • (Roy Scheider) "What's this, more bullshit for your thesis?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Those are some interviews about Dad. I'd like you to read them."
  • (Roy Scheider) "Not interested."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Why not? I just want you to read them."
  • (Roy Scheider) "You're never gonna face it, are you? The old man is dead; he was a drunk, he killed himself."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Yeah, Doc, but he didn't start to drink until after the hearings."
  • (Roy Scheider) "You gotta be kidding me?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "No, I got it from his friends."
  • (Roy Scheider) "Where were those people when you needed them?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "They're were afraid like everybody else."
  • (Roy Scheider) "You think he wanted you to be throwing your life away on this shit?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I don't think I'm throwing it away."
  • (Roy Scheider) "You are. Nothing you write is gonna change what happened?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Why can't you give me the courtesy to read them?"
  • (Roy Scheider) "It's over. Forget it."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Maybe for you."
  • (Roy Scheider) "How could you forget to wear a tie?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I didn't forget it. Who wears a tie when they eat lunch?"
  • (Roy Scheider) "Well, at least his fly is buttoned."

Dustin Hoffman as Babe

  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Listen, I want you to rob my apartment."
  • (Tito Goya) "Why?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "There are some guys out there after me, I got a gun in my desk drawer, and I want you to get me some clothes."
  • (Tito Goya) "What's in there for me, man?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I got a TV set, I got a hi-fi, you can take it all. Do it."
  • (Tito Goya) "What's the catch?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "The catch is it's dangerous. Please do it."
  • (Tito Goya) "That ain't the catch. It's the fun."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Look, I'm sorry I stole your book."
  • (Marthe Keller) "What?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I took your book and put it underneath mine. I, I didn't know how to talk to you, I was embarrassed, so I took your book."
  • (Marthe Keller) "Aren't you embarrassed now?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Yeah. I'm, I'm humiliated."
  • (Marthe Keller) "So, why do you pursue people who sit at your library table?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I don't. It's just that -- you're pretty."
  • (Marthe Keller) "Ohh."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Well, I can't talk about how smart you are; I don't even know you. Anyway, I'm done lying with you."
  • (Marthe Keller) "Are you always so incompetent with women?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Oh, yes. Today's way above average for me."
  • (Marthe Keller) "Congratulations."
  • (Marthe Keller) "Good night."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "That's too bad. I could make you so happy. I'm smart as a whip; you won't meet another thief like me in the library again. Come on; why don't you say you'll see me, huh?"
  • (Marthe Keller) "All right. I'll see you again. But it won't come to anything."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "You can't tell."
  • (Marthe Keller) "Yes, I can."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Ow."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "That hurt?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Uh-huh."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "I know. I should think it would. You should take better care of your teeth. You have a --"
  • (Laurence Olivier) "quite a cavity here. Is it safe?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Look, I told you I can't --"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "AAH-HA. AAH. Aah."
  • (Richard Bright) "You thinks he knows?"
  • (Marc Lawrence) "Of course he knows. He's being very stubborn."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Ohh, wait. Please. Please, don't. No. No."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "It's okay."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Huh?"
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Isn't that remarkable? Simple oil of cloves, and how amazing the results. Life can be that simple:"
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Relief --"
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Discomfort. Now which of these I next apply? That decision is in your hands. So -- take your time -- and tell me -- is it safe?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Please, stop. Please, stop. Please."

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