Earl Macklin, a small-time “free agent,” gets out of prison and discovers that his brother has been murdered by the Outfit, a Chicago criminal organization, and that his girlfriend Bett has been tortured. Earl decides to get revenge by stealing from the Outfit. Based on a novel by Westlake, a mean and disenchanted noir directed by John Flynn, a former assistant of Robert Wise. Along with Robert Duvall and Karen Black, a sophisticated cast of actors who fit in with the genre.
The Sergeant (Il sergente, 1968), The Jerusalem File (1972), The Outfit (Organizzazione crimine, 1973), Rolling Thunder (id., 1977), Defiance (I violenti di Borrow Street, 1980), Marilyn: The Untold Story (Marilyn - Una vita, una storia, tv, 1980), Lone Star (tv, 1980), Touched (1983), Best Seller (Bestseller, 1987), Lock Up (Sorvegliato speciale, 1989), Out for Justice (Giustizia a tutti i costi, 1991), Nails (Nails: un poliziotto scomodo, tv, 1992), Scam (Trappola per due, 1993), Brainscan (Brainscan - Il gioco della morte, 1994), Absence of the Good (tv, 1999), Protection (2001).
dal romanzo Liquidate quel Parker! di/from the novel of the same title by Richard Stark [Donald E. Westlake]
Ralph E. Waters
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Robert Duvall (Earl Macklin), Karen Black (Bett Harrow), Joe Don Baker (Jack Cody), Robert Ryan (Mailer), Timothy Carey (Jake Menner)