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Point Blank (1967)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 10 February 1968 (Japan)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walker
... Chris
... Yost
... Brewster
... Frederick Carter
... Stegman
... Mal Reese
... Lynne
... Hired Gun
Sandra Warner ... Waitress
Roberta Haynes ... Mrs. Carter
... First Citizen
Victor Creatore ... Carter's Man
Lawrence Hauben ... Car Salesman
Susan Holloway ... Girl Customer
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Mal Reese is in a real bind - owing a good deal of money to his organized crime bosses - and gets his friend Walker to join him in a heist. It goes off without a hitch but when Reese realizes the take isn't as large as he had hoped, he kills Walker - or so he thinks. Some time later, Walker decides the time has come get his share of the money and starts with his ex-wife Lynne who took up with Reese after the shooting. That leads him on a trail - to his wife's sister Chris, to Reese himself, then onto Big Stegmam, then Frederick Carter and on and up the line of gangsters all in an effort to get money from people who simply won't acknowledge that he's owed anything. Written by garykmcd

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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. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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10 February 1968 (Japan)  »

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A quemarropa  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

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Walker: Cell. Prison Cell. How did I get here?
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Mighty Good Times
by Stu Gardner
sung by The Stu Gardner Trio
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Very good and tough in its time
6 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Tough and brutal, that best describes Boorman's excellent direction. Lee Marvin is perfect as a man who is out for revenge. The story is quite raw, it features flashbacks which haunt the character. The ending sums up the character, but you'll need to see it to find out for yourself. The supporting cast is very good, but this Marvin's baby and he is terrific.

Boorman makes full use of the widescreen frame. Watching in full frame ruins the entire picture. You have only truly seen Point Blank if you've viewed in widescreen.


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