over 4 years
Arty cinematography/direction complement this hard-edged noir. Lee Marvin is excellent
Do you love Lee Marvin? If not, you will after you watch this movie.
Point Blank is a 1967 American crime film directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson, adapted from the classic pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark. Boorman directed the film at Marvin's request and Marvin played a central role in the film's development and staging.
The film was not a box office success in 1967 but has since gone on to be a cult classic, eliciting praise from critics like film historian David Thomson.
Walker (Lee Marvin) – originally named "Parker" in Stark's novel – works together with his friend Mal Reese (John Vernon in his first major role) to steal a large amount of cash from a courier transporting funds for a major gambling operation, with the deserted Alcatraz island as a drop point. Reese then double-crosses Walker by shooting him, leaving him for dead. Reese also makes off with Walker's wife Lynne (Sharon Acker).
Walker recovers. With assistance from the mysterious Yost (Keenan Wynn), who seems to...