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Point Blank (1967)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 31 August 1967 (USA)
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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 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 ... 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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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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He thrived on two kinds of people...his victims and his women! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

It was Marvin's genius idea to have Walker whisper to Carter's secretary without letting the audience hear his threatening words. 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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Crazy Credits

introducing JOHN VERNON

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Connections

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Mighty Good Times
by Stu Gardner
sung by The Stu Gardner Trio
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Point Blank is one of the most influential films of the 1960's
12 June 2004 | by kyle-garabadianSee all my reviews

Point Blank is one of those lost gems from the 1960's. It got buried because it was released around the same time as Bonnie and Clyde. This film combines all the great elements of the American action film with flourishes of European art house cinema. John Boorman's direction is excellent, and not enough can be said about Lee Marvin's performance. This is without question one of Lee's best tough guy performances. I don't understand how the previous reviewer can say this film seems "dated" and "funny for all the wrong reasons". It is as fresh and interesting as it was back at the time of its release. Those looking for it on DVD may want to know that the widescreen format version appears on TCM occasionally. You may want to pop in a tape the next time it is on until the DVD finally comes out.


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Language:

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Release Date:

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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