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Director:
Writers:
Alexander Jacobs (screenplay) and
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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)
Dave Kujawski ... Fairfax (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)
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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:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | 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:
During a rehearsal taking place in the home of Lee Marvin, he hit John Vernon so hard that it made Vernon cry.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mighty Good TimesSee more »

FAQ

Is the 1999 Mel Gibson movie "Payback" a remake of the 1967 movie "Point Blank" with Lee Marvin ?
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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
role made for the original 60s action man, 23 April 2004
Author: compsecure from sydney australia

This was a movie made for Marvin. Whether by design or by accident it matters not, this was the perfect vehicle for probably the only authentic believable actor as well qualified to play this type of screen role. Marvin looked like your average definition of a gangster, thug,slick operator, tough guy call it what you will and had the physique, persona, acting skills etc to carry the role and excel in it. Marvin acted above himself in this movie as he did in The Killers several years prior & reunited with Dickinson in the process something that added a special thread throughout the movie.There was sadly not enough of these types of roles to enable Marvin to display his obvious talent in portraying these types of screen characters but there was just enough to wet our apetite for more. Point Blank was probably the pick of them before Marvins career sidetracked to other areas which to my mind while it may have added to his body of work did not amply display to us the full talents of this contemporary one off actor the like of which I sadly fear we will never be fortunate enough to see again. That being said the movie was also notable for many other brilliant performances principally Lloyd Bochner, Carol O,connor & John Vernon who also possessed some of the qualities attributed to Marvin although not on the same scale or intensity.All In all a movie worth watching for a number of reasons. Lee we miss you. Heaven must be a gass with you & cassavetes steve Mcqueen etc.

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