Charley Varrick (aka The Last of the Independents and Kill Charley Varrick) is a 1973 American neo noir crime film directed by Don Siegel and starring Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson, Joe Don Baker and John Vernon. The film was based on the novel The Looters by John H. Reese.
The film marked the beginning of Matthau’s “serious” period in which the comic actor appeared in four consecutive motion pictures that were not comedies.
In this compact, fast-paced action thriller, a bank robber really messes up when he and his gang accidentally knock over a Mafia-controlled New Mexico bank. As a result, they must figure out a way to not only evade the police but the mob as well.