There Are Two Kinds Of People In This Up-Tight World: his Victims And His Women. And Sometimes You Can’t Tell Them Apart.
They double-crossed Walker, took his $93,000 cut of the heist and left him for dead, but they didn’t finish the job. Big mistake. He – someday, somehow – is going to finish them.
Lee Marvin is in full antihero mode as remorseless Walker, talking the talk and walking the walk in John Boorman’s (Deliverance) edgy neo-noir classic filled with imaginative New Wave style, blunt dialogue and Walker’s relentless quest that, one by one, smashes into the corporate pecking order of a crime group called the Organization. Angie Dickinson plays the accomplice who uses her seductive wiles to ensnare one of Walker’s prey. “I want my 93 grand,” Walker growls at him. Throughout, the payoff to that demand is action that “hits like a fat slug from the .38 Lee Marvin uses as an extension of his fist” (Newsweek).
Commentary by John Boorman and Steven Soderbergh
Featurette THE ROCK