Payback Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Payback the Movie

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Mel's very, very mean. Of course, his character has every reason to be in this loose remake of 1967's "Point Blank" and the novel "The Hunter" by Richard Stark. Porter (Gibson) is doublecrossed by partner Val (Henry), who steals the loot from their latest heist as well as Porter's junkie wife, Lynn (Unger), and then leaves Porter for dead. Porter becomes obsessed with getting his money back, and he'll take on anyone who gets in his way. Very cold, violent neo-noir with a pro lead and interesting supporting cast.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Revenge, Books to Film: Donald Westlake (aka Richard Stark), Contemporary Noir, Sexcapades, Crime Drama, Rogue Cops, Doublecross!
Brian Helgeland, Terry Hayes
Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Deborah Kara Unger, William Devane, Kris Kristofferson, Bill Duke, Jack Conley, John Glover, Lucy Liu, James Coburn
Ericson Core
Brian Helgeland
Chris Boardman
Bruce Davey, Stephen McEveety, Icon Productions, Paramount Pictures

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