Cinema: Cash Customer

Point Blank is one of those forgettable movies in which only the settings change—the violence remains the same. The first setting is deserted Alcatraz, where Lee Marvin lies in a cell, badly wounded and flashbacking like mad. Lee, his wife (Sharon Acker) and a friend have just hijacked a helicopter load of cash that some criminal syndicate had tried to deliver, for obscure reasons, to the abandoned prison. Friend and wife, however, have cut Lee out of the deal by pumping him full of lead —but not enough lead, apparently, to interfere with his...

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