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The movie Marathon Man was released in 1976 and Laurence Olivier played the part of Szell a former WWII Nazi German enroute to New York City from South America to recover some stolen and previously hidden diamonds. Dustin Hoffman plays the part of Thomas Babington brother to a US secret agent and who unwittingly gets Thomas involved in the plot before he died. Quite a good movie – I recommend it. However …

My dental trauma comes from a scene in the movie where Szell uses dental tools including a drill, all without novacaine on poor Thomas. Ouch. I stopped going to a dentist for three years .

FAVORITE SCENES: "IS IT SAFE?" FROM "MARATHON MAN" - Cinema Retro

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  1. Right! I have never wanted to see that film a second time, even though it was a tightly wound drama, very well developed plot and strong characters–all because of that same scene.
    Thanks for the reminder to continue avoiding it.

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