The ultimate arty 60s thriller, and we mean that as a compliment. John Boorman's second film (after HAVING A WILD WEEKEND) and his first US production, POINT BLANK layers some of the stylistic traits of the French New Wave onto a quintessentially American thriller. The result is a
breathtakingly composed genre classic, and a surprisingly complex allegory of modern urban life.
After pulling off a successful heist from the mob, Walker (Lee Marvin) is double-crossed by his wife (Sharon Acker) and his partner-in-crime (John Vernon), who shoots him and leaves him for dead in a cell of the now-deserted Alcatraz prison. Walker survives, escapes, and moves to L.A. There...