Point Blank

Synopsis: Mal Reese is in a real bind - owing a good deal of money to his organized crime bosses - and gets his friend Walker to join him in a heist. It goes off without a hitch but when Reese realizes the take isn't as large as he had hoped, he kills Walker - or so he thinks. Some time later, Walker decides the time has come get his share of the money and starts with his ex-wife Lynne who took up with Reese after the shooting. That leads him on a trail - to his wife's sister Chris, to Reese himself, then onto Big Stegmam, then Frederick Carter and on and up the line of gangsters all in an effort to get money from people who simply won't acknowledge that he's owed anything.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): John Boorman
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min


Prison cell?

How'd I get here?

What do you want, son?

Walker, let's get out of here.

I want to talk to you.

I want to talk to you. It's important.

Come on, Walker! Come on!

- Now you listen to me!

- Hey.

I need your help!

Don't you understand? I need your help!

What are you doing?

Walker, they use the prison.

You know, it's closed.

We just wait.

We wait till they get it.

And then we take it from them.

You take the stuff, I'll get the lights.

You're my friend, Walker.

I can't make it on my own.

Help, my friend.

- Trust me! Please!

- What are we doing here?

Help me!

I hear it.


Hit them!

I owe a bundle to some guys, Walker.

They're going to kill me if I don't get it.

They're going to kill me if I don't get it!

We just hit them on the head, that's it.

It's simple,

we just knock them on the head.

It's my show, Walker!

- We made it.

- We blew it!

We blew it.

And? $20s?

$24,000. $2,000 in $20s.

Come on, let's get out of here.

Will you shut up? I'm trying to count!

You coming, Lynne?

The boat won't be here for an hour.


- Darling?

- It's not as much as I thought.

Is it less than we need?

You'd better take care of your husband.

How'd we get into this mess?

I don't know.


come here.

Take me away.

Did it happen?

A dream?

A dream.

As we get closer to Alcatraz...

notice the treacherous currents

around the island...

rendering it virtually escape-proof.

The water temperature is usually

around 50 degrees.

In its 29 years as a federal penitentiary...

the one thing that obsessed its prisoners

and plagued its wardens was escape.

In 1936, the first escape attempt...

was made by a prisoner

who was almost into the Bay...

before he was discovered.

In 1937, two prisoners

actually got off the island.

Because of the dense fog

and strong tides...

it's assumed

that they were washed out to sea.

There has never been

a trace of them found.

On June 12, 1962...

three men dug their way

out of the cellblock using small teaspoons.

They left dummies, which they had

created, in their cells...

and managed to get off the island.

They have never been heard of since.

How did you make it, Walker?

In 1946...

the historic Battle of Alcatraz took place.

Two convicts had managed

to overpower their guards...

and took over the main cellblock...

releasing those prisoners

still in their cells.

They had nine hostages.

During the two days of siege,

the Coast Guard...

Using the Rock...

for a drop.


I'm Yost.

- Are you making a charge?

- No.

I want something else.

... a utility corridor...

that the police riddled

with rifle and shotgun fire.

After the 48- hour break...

two officers

and three prisoners were dead.

I want the Organization.

Excuse me.

The last escape attempt from Alcatraz...

Your friend Reese...

he's in the big time now.

Come on, dear.



He bought his way back in...

with the money he stole from you.

... never heard from again.

And all indications point

to their being swept with the tide...

out through the Golden Gate

to a watery grave.

Alcatraz, often called 'the Rock, '

was actually...

$93,000, wasn't it?


You want Reese...

and I want the Organization.

Workmen were supposed

to establish a lighthouse...

You understand?

... to afford protection to ships

and small vessels...

I'm going to help you.

And you're going to help me.

The island was eventually sold...

That's your wife's address in Los Angeles.

... for the sum of $5,000...

Reese lives there, too.

In 1854, the United States Army

began to fortify Alcatraz.

Walker, Reese isn't here.

He's gone.

Three months ago.

Gone. Cold.

Moved out.


I'm glad you're not dead.

It's true. I really am.

You ought to kill me.

I can't sleep.

Haven't slept.

Keep taking pills.

Dream about you.

How good it must be...

being dead.

Is it?


No, I can't.

Never had the courage.


Payoff, I guess.

I don't know where he is, I really don't.


A guy brings it the first of every month.


Always a different guy.

No contact with Mal.

Just couldn't make it with you, Walker.

With him, it was...

kind of fun.

Just drifted into it.

That night on Alcatraz...

I knew it was you I really wanted.

I found out too late.

Do you remember...

when we met?

The rain?

You were a little drunk.

So was I.

You were funny when you were drunk.


I don't remember very much, but...


we were together.

It was wonderful at first.

I loved you.

Then Mal happened.

You talked a lot about Mal.

Mal Reese.

He was very real for me.

Until I met him.

That night at the reunion...

when you found Mal again

and brought him home.

The two of you together.

Then, it was the three of us...


It was...

It was perfect.


I think I was happier then

than any other time.

I seemed to be floating...

between the two of you.

Suddenly, I began to drift toward Mal.

And I just went with it.


come here.

Come on, I've got something nice for you.

Hey, who... Listen...

Only Miss Walker, they said.

- I got to call them.

- You got to call them?

- No, I can't.

- You can't?

Because they'll kill me.

They'll kill you?

- Big John will kill me.

- Big John?

John Stegman. Big John's Car Lot.

This guy's got a car lot.


- What's the dog's name?

- Lola.

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Alexander Jacobs

Alexander Jacobs (1927–26 October 1979) was a screenwriter best known for his work in the action field. His writing style for Point Blank was very influential on Walter Hill. more…

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