Film / Point Blank

Brewster: You're a very bad man, Walker, a very destructive man! Why do you run around doing things like this?
Walker: I want my money. I want my $93,000.
Brewster: $93,000? You threaten a financial structure like this for $93,000? No, Walker, I don't believe you. What do you really want?
Walker: I - I really want my money.

Stylish and taut American thriller starring Lee Marvin directed by British director John Boorman.

Walker (Marvin) is pulling a heist with his partner Reese (John Vernon) when Reese betrays him, taking both the money ($93,000) and Walker's wife Lynne. Walker survives the shooting and with the help of the mysterious figure Yost begins to hunt down Reese, his wife and the money.

It turns out Reese needed the cash to pay off a debt to the mysterious Organization, a crime syndicate led by a trio of bosses. So not only does Walker have to deal with Reese, but also a large criminal enterprise with enough resources to take down one lonely man...

Based on the novel The Hunter by Richard Stark, first of a series in which the central character is named Parker, not Walker. Remade as Payback with Mel Gibson.

Point Blank includes examples of these tropes:

  • Big Bad: There's a trio of Organization bosses — Carter, Brewster and Fairfax. Walker tricks Carter into getting killed, and kidnaps Brewster to force payment. When the drop is being made, Brewster gets shot, and the one shooting him - Yost - turns out to be Fairfax.
  • We Can Rule Together: At the end of the movie, the Big Bad offers Walker a position as The Dragon, saying he's been searching all his life for someone like him. Walker refuses to respond, waiting in concealment until he's left.