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Charley Varrick Details


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


Awarded by
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Walter Matthau Best Actor 1973 Winner


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


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