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Point Blank (1967)

Approved | | Crime, Thriller | 30 August 1967 (USA)
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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Stegman
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Mal Reese
Sharon Acker ...
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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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 »

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Crime | Thriller

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30 August 1967 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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When Walker, in Chris' company, switches on the TV at Brewster's house, the music you hear is the overture to Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" See more »

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

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Chris: What's my last name?
Walker: What's my first name?
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Mighty Good Times
by Stu Gardner
sung by The Stu Gardner Trio
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Point Blank is one of the most influential films of the 1960's
12 June 2004 | by (Columbus Ohio) – See all my reviews

Point Blank is one of those lost gems from the 1960's. It got buried because it was released around the same time as Bonnie and Clyde. This film combines all the great elements of the American action film with flourishes of European art house cinema. John Boorman's direction is excellent, and not enough can be said about Lee Marvin's performance. This is without question one of Lee's best tough guy performances. I don't understand how the previous reviewer can say this film seems "dated" and "funny for all the wrong reasons". It is as fresh and interesting as it was back at the time of its release. Those looking for it on DVD may want to know that the widescreen format version appears on TCM occasionally. You may want to pop in a tape the next time it is on until the DVD finally comes out.


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