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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 »

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Crime | Thriller

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Approved | See all certifications »

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10 February 1968 (Japan)  »

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A quemarropa  »

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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

Featured in Bullets Over Hollywood (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Mighty Good Times
by Stu Gardner
sung by The Stu Gardner Trio
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Lee Marvin Steals the Show as Walker
6 March 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Point Blank(1967) is a early feature by John Boorman who would go on to direct Deliverance(1972), Excalibur(1981), and The General(1998). It is an excellent noir about a man who's betrayed and left for dead who goes after the outfit that owes him money. Point Blank is a tightly constructed thriller with brillient montage and mise-en-scene. The film does a good job at showing the phychodelic colors of late 1960's San Fransico. Lee Marvin in this movie shows why he is one of the best Hollywood tough guys of all time. It is much better than the remake Payback(1999) because of Lee Marvin's presence and the masterful editing and camera work of the film.


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