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Charley Varrick Movie Review Summary

Actors: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

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CHARLEY VARRICK was produced and directed by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry) in 1973.
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Charley Varrick, his wife Nadine, and two accomplices rob a bank in a small New Mexico town. Nadine and one of the accomplices die while two policemen are killed. When Charley counts the loot, he quickly understands that something is wrong. $750,000 in such a small bank, it's not normal. He knows now that it's mafia money and that he and Harman Sullivan must absolutely hide for years if they want to have a chance to survive. Meanwwile, the mob has hired Molly (Joe Don Baker) to find the men responsible for the robbery. Molly comes closer every day and finally finds and kills Sullivan. Charley Varrick must quickly find a way to stay alive and, if possible, to keep the money.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   being chased by crooks who want treasure/$$$$ Criminal enemy is...    -   Mafia conflict If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals portrayed sympathetically on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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