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Point Blank -- Two years after he is double-crossed and left for dead by his dirty partner, gangster Lee Marvin seeks deadly revenge.

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Director:
Writers:
Alexander Jacobs (screenplay) and
David Newhouse (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 August 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There are two kinds of people in his up-tight world: his victims and his women. And sometimes you can't tell them apart.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Marvin ... Walker

Angie Dickinson ... Chris

Keenan Wynn ... Yost

Carroll O'Connor ... Brewster
Lloyd Bochner ... Frederick Carter

Michael Strong ... Stegman

John Vernon ... Mal Reese
Sharon Acker ... Lynne

James Sikking ... Hired Gun
Sandra Warner ... Waitress
Roberta Haynes ... Mrs. Carter

Kathleen Freeman ... First Citizen
Victor Creatore ... Carter's Man
Lawrence Hauben ... Car Salesman
Susan Holloway ... Girl Customer

Sid Haig ... 1st Penthouse Lobby Guard

Michael Bell ... 2nd Penthouse Lobby Guard
Priscilla Boyd ... Receptionist
John McMurtry ... Messenger
Ron Walters ... Young Man in Apartment
George Strattan ... Young Man in Apartment
Nicole Rogell ... Carter's Secretary
Rico Cattani ... Reese's Guard
Roland La Starza ... Reese's Guard (as Roland LaStarza)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauren Bacall ... Herself - Actress in Film Clip from 'The Cobweb' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Casey Brandon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jerry Catron ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bonnie Dewberry ... Dancer (uncredited)

Barbara Feldon ... Girl in TV commercial (uncredited)
Carey Foster ... Dancer (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Reese's Guard on Balcony (uncredited)

Chuck Hicks ... Guard (uncredited)

John Kerr ... Himself - Actor in Film Clip from 'The Cobweb' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Karen Lee ... Waitress (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Andrew Orapeza ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Conventioneer (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Spectator at Death Scene (uncredited)

Felix Silla ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Guy Way ... Bill - Brewster's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Ted White ... Football Player (uncredited)
Louis Whitehill ... Policeman (uncredited)
Roseann Williams ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Boorman 
 
Writing credits
Alexander Jacobs (screenplay) and
David Newhouse (screenplay) &
Rafe Newhouse (screenplay)

Donald E. Westlake (novel "The Hunter") (as Richard Stark)

Produced by
Judd Bernard .... producer
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Henry Berman 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Brenner 
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace 
 
Costume Design by
Margo Weintz (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
John Truwe .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Jennings .... assistant director
Mickey Lewis .... assistant director (uncredited)
Christopher Seitz .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... leadman (uncredited)
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Clint Althouse .... boom operator (uncredited)
Frank Antunez .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Jost .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
J. McMillan Johnson .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Boyd Cabeen .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jerry Catron .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted White .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Virgil Apger .... still photographer (uncredited)
William N. Clark .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Cliff King .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lambert Marks .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Margo Weintz .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
William Stair .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Robert Armbruster .... conductor (uncredited)
Paul Beaver .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Billy Byers .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Billy Byers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George 'Red' Callender .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano .... musician (uncredited)
Victor Feldman .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Mel Lewis .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Johnny Mandel .... conductor (uncredited)
Johnny Mandel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Red Mitchell .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin .... music engineer (uncredited)
Bud Shank .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Ray Sherman .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Patricia Casey .... production associate
Rafe Newhouse .... assistant to producer
David Steen .... special photographs for production
Norman Stuart .... dialogue coach
Doris Grau .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Sunderland .... location manager (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Norway:18 | Norway:16 (cut) | Portugal:M/12 | Portugal:17 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:18 (online) (2009) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1998) | UK:18 (video rating) (1993) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21489) (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The house where Walker (Lee Marvin) meets Brewster (Carroll O'Connor) was an actual house in the Hollywood Hills that was rented as a filming location. The Beatles once stayed in this house while visiting L.A. It was the basis for their song "Blue Jay Way", which is the name of the street on which the house sits.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Big John sits in the car with Walker at the car lot, a large studio light is reflected on the side window of the windshield.See more »
Quotes:
Brewster:You're a very bad man, Walker, a very destructive man! Why do you run around doing things like this?
Walker:I want my money. I want my $93,000.
Brewster:$93,000? You threaten a financial structure like this for $93,000? No, Walker, I don't believe you. What do you really want?
Walker:I - I really want my money.
Brewster:Well, I'm not going to give you any money and nobody else is. Don't you understand that?
Walker:Who runs things?
Brewster:Carter and I run things. I run things.
Walker:What about Fairfax? Will he pay me?
Brewster:Fairfax is a man who signs checks.
Walker:No, cash.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Is the 1999 Mel Gibson movie "Payback" a remake of the 1967 movie "Point Blank" with Lee Marvin ?
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56 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Alienation at its best, 15 February 2001
Author: Jugu Abraham (jugu_abraham@yahoo.co.uk) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

I first saw this movie when I was in college in the Seventies. I viewed the film again in 2001. The power of the film was the same on my senses. Several reasons come up: British Director John Boorman was at his best trying to outdo Don Siegel's The Killers (1967)-which also stars Marvin and Dickinson in somewhat similar roles. I will really be surprised if Boorman denies that he was not influenced by the Siegel movie.

Why did Point Blank make an impact on me? Was it Lee Marvin's raw machismo? No. It was Boorman, who gave cinema a brilliant essay on alienation. When Dickinson's Chris asks Marvin's Walker 'What's my last name?' after a bout of sex and gets a repartee 'What's my first name?' you can argue the alienation is embedded in the dialog. But Boorman's cinema includes the loud footsteps of a determined Walker on the soundtrack, somewhat like Godard in Alpahaville, contrasting bright wide open spaces for the exchange of money that goes according to plan and closed dimly lit confines of Alcatraz for those that go wrong. There is laconic humor without laughter, pumping bullets into an empty bed, guards who narrowly miss Marvin going up the lift, the car salesman's interest in an attractive customer than in his job, the sharpshooter's smug satisfaction not realizing that he has got the wrong man…The list is endless.

The camera-work of Philip Lathrop is inventive, but was it Lathrop or Boorman that made the visual appeal of the Panavision format of this film come alive?

Viewing the film in 2001, several points emerge. $93,000 was important to Walker, nothing more nothing less. But was it money he was after or was it the value of an agreement among thieves? The open ended finale runs parallel to the end of an Arthur Penn film (also on alienation)called "Night Moves" made some 10 years later. What surprises me is how a good movie like Point Blank never won an award or even an Oscar nomination.

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