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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:


The Philadelphia StoryCreator/Metro-Goldwyn-MayerRandom Harvest
Le SamouraiFilm NoirBullitt
Operation Double 007Films of the 1960sThe President's Analyst

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