Marathon Man is a 1976 American suspense-thriller. Directed by John Schlesinger (Eye for an Eye, Yanks) and adapted by William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,The Hot Rock, Misery) from his novel of the same name. The movie starred Dustin Hoffman,Roy Scheider, William Devane and Laurence Olivier and was a box office hit. The movie is famous for a torture/interrogation sequence involving dentistry work without anesthetic. Laurence Olivier earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor as the villainous Dr. Szell. The movie is also notable for being one of the first productions to use the newly invented Steadicam (Rocky and Bound For Glory being the other two films to use the new camera)and was the first film released of the trio. It is also well known for the famous quote "Is it safe?"
The following weapons were used in the film Marathon Man:
Thomas Levy (Dustin Hoffman) owns a Colt Commander, inherited from his father. Several shots showing the smallish muzzle, reveals that Colt Commander in the film is .38 Super or 9mm caliber version rather than .45 ACP.
Colt Detective Special
Heckler & Koch G3
The guard in South America carries an early H&K G3 with wooden forearm and buttstock.
The bank guard carries an unidentified revolver.
All the gang members breaking into Levy’s apartment seem to have 22. LR revolvers (unknown).