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Charley Varrick

Walter Matthau is great is straight roles. We’ll bid The taking of Pelham 123 and raise you The Laughing Policeman as proof, and here he is being great in another one. Having lifted some cash from the Mafia by mistake the eponymous hero takes it on the lamb. Great stuff.

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  1. Matt Patton

    March 15, 2010 at 3:23 am

    The plot rattling around in the vast, empty spaces of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN was basically ripped off from this film. Mind you, Joe Don Baker’s soft-spoken killer is infinitely more terrifying than Javier Bardem doing his Terminator impression–something he probably worked up while drunk at a party back in Madrid.

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