The Outfit

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  • Thrillers
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Excellent adaptation of a novel by Richard Stark (Donald E Westlake), who also provided the source material for Point Blank, The Split and Godard's Made in USA. A taut, grim thriller, it sees Duvall, just out of prison and with revenge burning in his heart for the murder of his brother, taking on the Syndicate with the help of heavy Joe Don Baker. Tightly scripted by Flynn himself, sharply shot by Bruce Surtees, it's a cool, exciting thriller in the Siegel tradition, paying more than passing reference to classic film noir with its host of character actors (Cook, Windsor, Greer, Carey), a cruel performance from Ryan as the mob leader, and its vision of people caught up in a chaotic, confused and treacherous world.

Release details

Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Flynn
Screenwriter: John Flynn
Cast: Robert Duvall
Karen Black
Joe Don Baker
Robert Ryan
Timothy Carey
Richard Jaeckel
Sheree North
Felice Orlandi
Marie Windsor
Jane Greer
Elisha Cook

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Stuart

Taut film-making that tackles a simple theme in a sophisticated way. Very watchable.

Stuart

Taut film-making that tackles a simple theme in a sophisticated way. Very watchable.