They double-crossed Walker, took his $93,000 cut of the heist and left him for dead, but they didn't finish the job. Big mistake. He - someday, somehow - is going to finish them. Lee Marvin is in full antihero mode as remorseless Walker, talking the talk and walking the walk in John Boorman's (Deliverance) edgy neo-noir classic filled with imaginative New Wave style, blunt dialogue and Walker's relentless quest that, one by one, smashes into the corporate pecking order of a crime group called the Organization. Angie Dickinson plays the accomplice who uses her seductive wiles to ensnare one of Walker's prey. "I want my 93 grand," Walker growls at him. Throughout, the payoff to that demand is action that "hits like a fat slug from the .38 Lee Marvin uses as an extension of his fist" (Newsweek).
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BOORMAN'S GANGSTER CLASSIC.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 27/12/2011 23:54:18
this is a tough and realistic adaptation by british television director john boorman (working in hollywood for the first time) of the violent novel by richard stark (aka donald e westlake). lee marvin is terrific as walker, a member of the organization who after being betrayed by his wife (dickinson) and his partner (john vernon), is shot at point blank range and left for dead. marvin was renowned as a tough guy both on and off screen, and in point blank he excels as the vengeful gangster who returns to hunt down his betrayers. stalking the streets of los angelas, marvin exudes brutal menace. this violent classic is not for the faint hearted.
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Think Park Chan-wook has the last word on revenge?
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 19/05/2007 04:04:14
Lee Marvin proves he's got thicker skin than a rhino, he plays Walker, a man left for dead on Alcatraz after he's double crossed on the perfect score. Walker returns home (in a scene that caused a still raging 40 year debate that completely changes the outlook of the film depending on how you see it, I'll let you decide) to find that nobody wants to give him his money, and his wife was in on it. So he seeks revenge to make sure he, and everyone involved, get what they deserve. The pace is electric, barely letting up and never skimping on character. A very clever and highly influential thriller (see any revenge movie, numerous video games, 'GTA: San Andreas' and the 'Hitman' series being the highlights), it even spawned the abysmal Mel Gibson remake, 'Payback' ('Point Blank' director John Boorman gives it an early & deserved slagging on the commentary track). It was another pointless remake of an already virtually flawless film. A classic in every sense of the word.
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