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The Outfit (1973)

 -  Crime | Thriller | Drama  -  October 1973 (USA)
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When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that his brother was shot by two mob killers. He didn't know that the bank he robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he's... See full summary »

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Jack Cody
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Mailer
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Buck's Wife
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Frank Orlandi
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Madge Coyle
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Alma Macklin
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Hit Man
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Carl (as Elisha Cook)
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Buck Cherney
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When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that his brother was shot by two mob killers. He didn't know that the bank he robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he's almost offed by a killer too, he pays the mobster Jake Menner a visit and demands reparation. His friend Cody helps him to gratify his thirst for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Revolte in der Unterwelt  »

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Joe Don Baker's character mentions that his diner (which is seen at the start of the film) has a location in Presque Isle. The equivalent character in the novel this films adapts, Handy McKay, also has a diner in a town called Presque Isle. However, that Presque Isle refers to the town in Maine (McKay mentions the location in Maine), while the film refers to a town in Oregon. See more »

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A killer fires a revolver with a silencer on the barrel. The gun would still make a loud sound due to the gap between the cylinder and the barrel. See more »


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Library of Congress craziness!
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I just saw this film at the Library of Congress as part of a 2 film Timothy Carey festival, you might say. Sometimes they get a little weird at the Library. Anyway, I thought the movie was very good. Some others have mentioned the similarity to Point Blank. I am surprised that no one has pointed out the likeness to Charley Varrick. Both stories revolve around the effects of unintentionally robbing a mob-controlled bank. Of course in Charley Varrick it's the mob trying to get it's money back. Also, Joe Don Baker - not quite the psycho he played in the other film, but when he punched out that receptionist he certainly reminded me of his Molly character. Both fine movies, I think. Got my doubts about Poor White Trash tonight, but. . .


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