During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they?
A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.
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
While hiding out at Lynn's apartment after her death, Walker battles flashbacks and walks into an empty room and squats in the corner holding his head. The sound of his shoes clicking on the hardwood floor can be heard, although he is wearing only socks. See more »
You're a very bad man, Walker, a very destructive man! Why do you run around doing things like this?
I want my money. I want my $93,000.
$93,000? You threaten a financial structure like this for $93,000? No, Walker, I don't believe you. What do you really want?
I - I really want my money.
Well, I'm not going to give you any money and nobody else is. Don't you understand that?
Who runs things?
Carter and I run things. I run things.
What about Fairfax? Will he pay me?
Fairfax is a man who signs ...
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Tough and brutal, that best describes Boorman's excellent direction. Lee Marvin is perfect as a man who is out for revenge. The story is quite raw, it features flashbacks which haunt the character. The ending sums up the character, but you'll need to see it to find out for yourself. The supporting cast is very good, but this Marvin's baby and he is terrific.
Boorman makes full use of the widescreen frame. Watching in full frame ruins the entire picture. You have only truly seen Point Blank if you've viewed in widescreen.
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