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FULL SYNOPSIS

Don Siegel directed this offbeat crime thriller which stars Walter Matthau as the titular Charley Varrick. Varrick is a small-time stick-up man who, in tandem with his partner Harman Sullivan (Andrew Robinson), makes plans to rob a small bank in New Mexico. Varrick and Sullivan are expecting a modest payday for a simple heist, but to their surprise they walk away with $750,000 in cash. But it turns out this isn't entirely good news; the bank was flush with cash because a number of well-connected Mafia chieftains have been using the bank to launder their ill-gotten gains, and they're determined to get their money back. Before Varrick can figure out a way to return the money, sadistic hired killer Molly (Joe Don Baker) is on his trail, forcing Varrick to outwit both the cops and the robbers if he is to stay alive. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Walter Matthau Best Actor 1973 Winner

Cast

Walter Matthau
as Charley Varrick
Joe Don Baker
as Molly
Felicia Farr
as Sybil Fort
Andrew Robinson
as Harman Sullivan
John Vernon
as Maynard Boyle
Sheree North
as Jewell Everett
Tom Tully
as Tom
Norman Fell
as Mr. Garfinkle
Benson Fong
as Honest John
Woodrow Parfrey
as Howard Young
William Schallert
as Sheriff Bill Horton
Jacqueline Scott
as Nadine Varrick
Marjorie Bennett
as Mrs. Taff
Colby Chester
as Steele
Charles Matthau
as Boy
Hope Summers
as Miss Vesta
Monica Lewis
as Beverly
Jim Nolan
as Hardware Clerk
Albert Popwell
as Randolph Percy
Kathleen O'Malley
as Jessie
Christina Hart
as Jana
Craig R. Baxley
as Van Sickle
Al Dunlap
as Taxi Driver
Virginia Wing
as Chinese Hostess
Don Siegel
as Murph
Charlie Briggs
as Highway Deputy
Bob Steele
as Bank Guard
Tom Tully
as Tom
Monica Lewis
as Beverly
Benson Fong
as Honest John
Virginia Wing
as Chinese Hostess
Kathleen O'Malley
as Jessie
Albert Popwell
as Randolph Percy
Norman Fell
as Mr. Garfinkle
Christina Hart
as Jana
Charlie Briggs
as Highway Deputy
Colby Chester
as Steele
Charles Matthau
as Boy
Craig R. Baxley
as Van Sickle
Don Siegel
as Murph
Hope Summers
as Miss Vesta
Jim Nolan
as Hardware Clerk
Jacqueline Scott
as Nadine Varrick
Woodrow Parfrey
as Howard Young
Al Dunlap
as Taxi Driver
William Schallert
as Sheriff Bill Horton
Marjorie Bennett
as Mrs. Taff

Crew

Don Siegel
Director
Don Siegel
Producer
Dean Riesner
Screenwriter
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Fernando Carrere
Art Director
Helen Colvig
Costume Designer
Joe Cavalier
First Assistant Director
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