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Point Blank (1967)

Approved | | Crime, Thriller | 10 February 1968 (Japan)
After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.

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Cast

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Stegman
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Mal Reese
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Lynne
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Hired Gun
Sandra Warner ...
Waitress
Roberta Haynes ...
Mrs. Carter
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First Citizen
Victor Creatore ...
Carter's Man
Lawrence Hauben ...
Car Salesman
Susan Holloway ...
Girl Customer
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Storyline

Mal Reese is in a real bind - owing a good deal of money to his organized crime bosses - and gets his friend Walker to join him in a heist. It goes off without a hitch but when Reese realizes the take isn't as large as he had hoped, he kills Walker - or so he thinks. Some time later, Walker decides the time has come get his share of the money and starts with his ex-wife Lynne who took up with Reese after the shooting. That leads him on a trail - to his wife's sister Chris, to Reese himself, then onto Big Stegmam, then Frederick Carter and on and up the line of gangsters all in an effort to get money from people who simply won't acknowledge that he's owed anything. Written by garykmcd

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He thrived on two kinds of people...his victims and his women! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 February 1968 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A quemarropa  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Marvin's appearance in this movie was an inspiration for the look of the main character in His Name Is Savage!, an early graphic novel created by comics legend Gil Kane. Kane and his publisher did not approach Marvin about the use of his likeness. Kane noted that they "never had any trouble from Lee Marvin - obviously he never saw the goddamn thing." However, reprints of the graphic novel downplayed the resemblance to Marvin. See more »

Goofs

When Walker goes to Lynn's apartment the array of magazines on her coffee table shifts wildly from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Walker: How bad does he want you, Chris?
Chris: Oh, I don't know. Who knows.
Walker: Yeah, you know. How bad?
Chris: Pretty bad, I guess.
Walker: Bad enough to let you through into the Huntley?
Chris: Why should I?
Walker: Well, it's up to you.
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Connections

Referenced in Broken Flowers (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Mighty Good Times
by Stu Gardner
sung by The Stu Gardner Trio
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Nobody punches a crotch like Marvin!
22 July 2000 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Still packs a whallop after all of these years, this was undoubtably a big influence on all the tough-loner-on-quest-for-revenge movies to come. What's really interesting is how Marvin's unemotional and seldom speaking character is quite fascinating. Instead of him being bland, we keep studying, somehow trying to find SOMETHING behind his cold stare.

Though tough, this movie is not without a sense of humor, though it's quite subtle, such as the test drive sequence. It's good stuff, though I did have one problem; the ending is quite confusing. I am sure other viewers will not quite be able to determine what's going on.


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