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Charley Varrick (1973)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1973 (UK)
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A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.

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Charley Varrick and his friends rob a small town bank. Expecting a small sum to divide amongst themselves, they are surprised to discover a very LARGE amount of money. Quickly figuring out that the money belongs to the MOB, they must now come up with a plan to throw the MOB off their trail. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Charley Varrick: The Last of the Independents  »

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The braided wedding bands worn by Walter Matthau and Jacqueline Scott are the same as those worn by Charles Bronson and Lee Remick in Telefon (1977) also directed by 'Don Siegel (I)'. See more »

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In the German synchronized version Charley Varreck speaks to Maynard Boyle on the phone and mentioned the name of the killer in the red car viz Molly. But Charley never heard that name before nor does Charley mentioning it in the original version. See more »

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Molly: [Molly has just punched out an argumentative black man... ] I allow very few men to speak to me in that tone. Few caucasians. And no nigras at all.
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18 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. Besides being one of the least hokey and contrived efforts from Don Siegel, it was filmed in and around Reno, NV, in the same year I moved here as a college freshman. Practically every scene evokes an "Hey, I know where that is!" response. I knew someone who lived in that high-rise apartment building, home of Miss Fort. I've eaten in that Chinese restaurant (in the film it was the "Imperial"; later is was called "House of Lung Fung". No kidding.) I've been in that downtown bank where Boyle had his office. The TV news anchor was (and still is!) the local ABC affiliate anchor, Tad Dunbar, thirty years later. Joe Conforte appears as himself at the Mustang Ranch (need I explain?) There are SO many great lines from this movie, but my favorite is from the store clerk selling Charley the dynamite, blasting caps, etc. (over the counter, uh huh, and the whole shebang only tabbed out at like $9! Those were the days, huh?) As Charley is walking out the clerk asks "May I ask what that's for?" Charlie: "You certainly may," and keeps right on walking.

Brian Reno, NV


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