Payback (1999) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Payback

Brian Helgeland, 1999

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The Hunter
Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake), 1962

Payback is a movie directed by Brian Helgeland in 1999 and based on the book The Hunter by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake), first published in 1962. The movie features Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, James Coburn, Deborah Kara Unger, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

7.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: Payback (Brian Helgeland, 1999)

8

/ 10

Book Cover: The Hunter (Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake), 1962)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Hunter, the 1962 book by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake).

The Hunter

Read by: John Chancer

Storyline

Face down on the kitchen table of an underground abortionist, barely conscious and with two large bullet wounds in his back, lies career thief and former Marine Porter. The unlicensed doctor uses the whiskey he is drinking as sterilizing agent and digs out the bullets. Porter begins tracking down his estranged wife Lynn and former partner-in-crime Val Resnick.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Payback, the 1999 movie by Brian Helgeland

Year

1999

Minutes

100

Movie Rate

7.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

Payback

Country: USA

Year: 1999

Length: 1h40m

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Cover of The Hunter, the 1962 book by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake)

Year

1962

Pages

208

Book Rate

8.06

S: Goodreads

Book

The Hunter

Country: USA

First published in: 1962

Length: 208 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Payback, the 1999 movie by Brian Helgeland

Movie

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Cover of The Hunter, the 1962 book by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake)

Book

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5 VOTES

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Payback, the 1999 movie by Brian Helgeland

WATCH

Yes

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18% No

9 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Hunter, the 1962 book by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake)

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Yes

0

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38% No

8 votes

5 votes

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