Although Lee Marvin is best known for his icy tough guy roles—such as his chilling titular villain in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or the paternal yet brutally realistic platoon leader in The Big Red One —very little is known of his personal life; his family background; his experiences in WWII; his relationship with his father, family, friends, wives; and his ongoing battles with alcoholism, rage, and depression, occasioned by his postwar PTSD.
He is also the author of several young adult biographies of subjects ranging from Adam Sandler to Hillary Clinton. He lives in Long Beach, California. Skip to main content. West Hollywood, Ca - Lee Marvin: Point Blank Hardcover. By Dwayne Epstein. Philip French. Boorman brought a fresh eye to the LA locations in a film frequently remade but never equalled.
Allan Hunter. Has aged as well as Lee Marvin's brown jacket and tangerine shirt ensemble - that is to say, spectacularly.
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Cancel Resend Email. Point Blank Add Article. Point Blank Critics Consensus Shot with hard-hitting inventiveness and performed with pitiless cool by Lee Marvin, Point Blank is a revenge thriller that exemplifies that exemplifies the genre's strengths with extreme prejudice.
Want to see. Super Reviewer. View All Photos 4. Movie Info. In this film, Lee Marvin and John Vernon have just swiped a large amount of mob money. As they sit down to divvy up the loot, Vernon pulls out a gun and shoots Marvin. Left for dead, Marvin manages to recover sufficiently to seek revenge. John Boorman. Jul 5, MGM Home Entertainment. Lee Marvin as Walker. Angie Dickinson as Chris. Keenan Wynn as Yost.
Carroll O'Connor as Brewster. Lloyd Bochner as Frederick Carter. Michael Strong as Stegman.
John Vernon as Mal Reese. Sharon Acker as Lynne. James B. Sikking as Hired Gun. Sandra Warner as Waitress. Roberta Haynes as Mrs. Kathleen Freeman as 1st Citizen.
Victor Creatore as Carter's Man. Lawrence Hauben as Car Salesman. Susan Holloway as Customer. Sid Haig as Guard.
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Priscilla Boyd as Receptionist. Ron Walters as Roommates. Rico Cattani as Guard. Carey Foster as Dancer. Lou Whitehill as Policeman. Joseph Mell as Man. Ted White as Football Player. Bill Hickman as Guard. Chuck Hicks as Guard.
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