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The Outfit (1974)

The Outfit (1974)

The Outfit





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Adapted from a novel by Donald E. Westlake, this melodramatic account of gangster mischief tells the story of an ex-con's quest for vengeance against the mobsters who iced his brother while he did time. The gangsters killed his brother because both of them and a good friend had the audacity to rob a Syndicate-run bank. Shortly after the con's girl friend warns him that he is to be killed, he hooks up with his former partner. After a near-fatal run-in with mob thugs, the two take on the gang's head honcho.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: John J. Flynn Jr., Donald E. Westlake
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Karen Black
as Bett Harrow
Timothy Carey
as Jake Menner
Sheree North
as Buck's Wife
Marie Windsor
as Madge Coyle
Bernd Hoffmann
as Jim Sinclair
Bern Hoffman
as Jim Sinclair
Felice Orlandi
as Frank Orlandi
Eddie Ness
as Ed Macklin
Archie Moore
as Packard
Roy Roberts
as Caswell
Toby Anderson
as Parking Attendant
Phil Kenneally
as Bartender
Anita O'Day
as Herself
Tom Reese
as 1st Man
Tony Young
as Accountant
John Steadman
as Gas Station Attendan...
Paul Genge
as Payoff Man
Tony Trabert
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Outfit

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 28, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 28, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A violent film that knows where it wants to go and dazzles in the efficiency on how excitingly it gets there.

Full Review… | February 9, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | October 28, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Outfit

A great film adaptation of a great picaresque novel and a great buddy movie that director John Flynn made with the members of Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood family.


Another interesting (yet still not 100%) version of the Parker character from Donald Westlake brought ot the big screen, this is nevertheless a fun watch as 'Macklin' seeks revenge on his brother's killers.

Well worth a look, give that mother a rental if you have the chance.

A violent film that knows where it wants to go and dazzles in the efficiency on how excitingly it gets there.

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