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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.

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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

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Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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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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As of 2018, Brewster's house in the Hollywood Hills still stands, basically unchanged. It was built in 1957 with over 7,700 square feet on 1.25 acres and is valued at nearly $9,000,000. See more »

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After Chris leaves Walker in her apartment, Reese is shown standing and staring through a large plate glass window as though he is looking outside, but you can see the reflection of a red camera light in the glass. See more »

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[first lines]
Walker: Cell. Prison Cell. How did I get here?
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Referenced in Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Mighty Good Times
by Stu Gardner
sung by The Stu Gardner Trio
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Lee Marvin Steals the Show as Walker
6 March 2000 | by eibon09See all my reviews

Point Blank(1967) is a early feature by John Boorman who would go on to direct Deliverance(1972), Excalibur(1981), and The General(1998). It is an excellent noir about a man who's betrayed and left for dead who goes after the outfit that owes him money. Point Blank is a tightly constructed thriller with brillient montage and mise-en-scene. The film does a good job at showing the phychodelic colors of late 1960's San Fransico. Lee Marvin in this movie shows why he is one of the best Hollywood tough guys of all time. It is much better than the remake Payback(1999) because of Lee Marvin's presence and the masterful editing and camera work of the film.


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