The Reckoning (1969)

Genres - Action, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Nicol Williamson stars as a Liverpool/Irish layabout who inherits a business from his father. Even in his executive togs, Williamson remains out of step with society. Already a surly sort, Williamson becomes even less likeable as the film progresses, especially when seeking to avenge a long-ago slight against his father. The film is a belated but still compelling entry in Britain's "Angry Young Man" cinematic cycle, with the "protagonist" remaining on top at the expense of his soul. Reckoning was based on The Harp That Once, a novel by Patrick Hall.

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business, executive, father, revenge, ruthlessness