Point Blank (1967)

Director: John Boorman

Writers: Alexander Jacobs and David Newhouse & Rafe Newhouse, based on the novel "The Hunter" by Richard Stark AKA Donald Westlake

Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O'Connor, Lloyd Bochner, Michael Strong, John Vernon, Sharon Acker

Double-crossed by his best friend (John Vernon) and his wife (Sharon Acker), a tough guy (Lee Marvin) works his way up the hierarchy of a criminal syndicate in a quest for revenge and his money.

Director John Boorman adds interest to his straightforward narrative with techniques that are occasionally disorienting and always illustrative of his protagonist's bleak state of mind. 

Marvin is at his best as a man who sublimates his humanity in service of his objective.


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