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Point Blank (1967)

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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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Lloyd Bochner ...
Frederick Carter
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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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Storyline

Based on the theme of the individual pitted against the large, impersonal organization. Here the central character is an old-fashioned loner of a gunman embroiled with a large-scale, corporate criminal operation behind a respectable-looking 'front'. Without delving into psychology or motivation, the film places emphasis on action and surface appearances, superbly capturing the glossy, depersonalized feel of a 1967 Los Angeles--a nightmare landscape of concrete, glass and coiling freeways. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

30 August 1967 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first major picture to film on location at Alcatraz Island after the closure of the federal prison in 1963. See more »

Goofs

After Chris leaves Walker in her apartment, Reese is shown standing and staring through a large plate glass window as though he is looking outside, but you can see the reflection of a red camera light in the glass. 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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Soundtracks

Mighty Good Times
by Stu Gardner
sung by The Stu Gardner Trio
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User Reviews

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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