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Charley Varrick

Don Siegel directed this offbeat crime thriller which stars Walter Matthau as the titular Charley Varrick. Varrick is a small-time stick-up man who, in tandem with his partner Harman Sullivan (Andrew Robinson), makes plans to rob a small bank in New Mexico. Varrick and Sullivan are expecting a modest payday for a simple heist, but to their surprise they walk away with $750,000 in cash. But it turns out this isn't entirely good news; the bank was flush with cash because a number of well-connected Mafia chieftains have been using the bank to launder their ill-gotten gains, and they're determined to get their money back. Before Varrick can figure out a way to return the money, sadistic hired killer Molly (Joe Don Baker) is on his trail, forcing Varrick to outwit both the cops and the robbers if he is to stay alive.

Year: 1973
Genre: Thrillers & Suspense, Classic Drama, Nick's Favourites
Country: USA
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Felicia Farr, Joe Don Baker, John Vernon, Norman Fell, Sheree North, Walter Matthau, Andy Robinson
Duration: 106 Minutes
Rating: M
7.5/10
Location in store: Thriller

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