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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 money that was stolen from him.

Director:

John Boorman

Writers:

Alexander Jacobs (screenplay), David Newhouse (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Sandra Warner ... Waitress
Roberta Haynes Roberta Haynes ... Mrs. Carter
Kathleen Freeman ... First Citizen
Victor Creatore Victor Creatore ... Carter's Man
Lawrence Hauben Lawrence Hauben ... Car Salesman
Susan Holloway Susan Holloway ... Girl Customer
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A quemarropa See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first major picture to film on location at Alcatraz Island after the closure of the federal prison in 1963. MGM rented the site for $2,000 per day, plus expenses for re-establishing heat, water and electricity on the island. See more »

Goofs

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

[first lines]
Walker: Cell. Prison Cell. How did I get here?
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Connections

Referenced in Paybacks Are a Bitch (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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 darth_sidiousSee 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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