Charley Varrick

Charley Varrick

A FILM BY: Don Siegel
WRITTEN BY: Howard Rodman, Dean Riesner, John Reese (novel)
STARRING: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr

Meet Charley Varrick (Walter Matthau), Last of the Independents—at one point, the movie’s intended title. Charley’s a smart, methodical criminal, so when a robbery at a tiny New Mexico bank nets him way more money than it should, he knows he’s in deep. Soon he’s got to outthink the Mafia, outwit his partner, and outrun the cops. This whip-smart underdog story is Don Siegel at his best and includes many members of his colorful stock company: Andy Robinson (DIRTY HARRY), Sheree North, John Vernon—plus Joe Don Baker memorably playing a relentless hit man named Molly.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1973
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Format: 35mm