Infamous for its dentist's chair torture scene, John Schlesinger's ingenious thriller stars Dustin Hoffman as the long-distance runner who is dragged into a web of intrigue involving Nazi war criminals. Laurence Olivier is perfectly chilling as the war criminal on the run, repeatedly asking of the terrified Hoffman "Is it safe?" Keep the Novocaine handy.
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider
Director John Schlesinger