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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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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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There are two kinds of people in his up-tight world: his victims and his women. And sometimes you can't tell them apart. See more »

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30 August 1967 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The house where Walker meets Brewster is an actual house in the Hollywood Hills that was rented as a filming location. As of 2015, the property is still standing, and is owned by Drew Barrymore, who purchased the home in April of 2002 for $4,350,000. See more »

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The wig worn by Lee Marvin's stunt double during the backstage fight at The Movie House is noticeably different than Marvin's hair. See more »

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Lynne: [Lynne sits down next to Walker on the couch. Walker has unloaded his gun and is staring into space, quiet. Lynne speaks as in a trance, answering silent questions] Walker, Reese isn't here. He's gone. Three months ago. Gone. Cold. Moved out. Walker? I'm glad you're not dead. It's true. I really am. You ought to kill me. I can't sleep. Haven't slept. Keep taking pills. Dream about you. How good it must be... being dead. Is it? No. No, I can't. Never had the courage. This? Payoff, I guess. I ...
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Mighty Good Times
by Stu Gardner
sung by The Stu Gardner Trio
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Raw, Lyrical, and Bullets
6 October 1998 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Point Blank kind of came and went in theaters but I can't imagine anyone who saw it in 1967 left forgetting John Boorman's tough and beautiful film. A simple story told in a very stylish and, at times, surreal manner. Though the storyline is a variation on "revenge" themes, it is Boorman's images that open it up and find pay-dirt. Images of Lee Marvin emptying his pistol in slow motion, the sound of footsteps over a string of pictures that curdle the mind, and the seemingly limitless use of rawness perfectly realized in the action and performance by Marvin and,interestingly, Angie Dickinson. There is a wonderful conflict between the primal Marvin and the Corporate Crime world which he cannot understand. Marvin knows survival of the fittest- not the richest. It's hypnotic and aggressive. Boorman balances perfectly on the line between the two.


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