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In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.

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Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
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Julia Madigan
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Det. Rocco Bonaro
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Chief Insp. Charles Kane
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Tricia Bentley
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Midget Castiglione
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Barney Benesch
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Hughie
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Jonesy
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Capt. Ben Williams
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Dr. Taylor
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Chief of Detectives Hap Lynch
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Mickey Dunn
Frank Marth ...
Lt. James Price
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Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes about his duties, including attending functions, meeting with aggrieved relatives, and counseling the spouses of fallen officers. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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March 1968 (Austria)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Film debut of Lloyd Haynes. See more »

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Both detectives draw their service revolvers in the back room of the bar before confronting Benesch. But when they enter the bar, the guns are back in their holsters and they unclip them again. See more »

Quotes

Det. Daniel Madigan: I'm in love with Julia.
Jonesy: Who's asking for love?
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References Tobruk (1967) See more »

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A blend of location and backlot shooting
6 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very "late '60s" detective drama, and if you're in the mood, it will hit the spot.

What struck me, and it has not been picked up by other posters, is the very visible difference between the majority of the scenes, shot on authentic NYC locations, and a few scenes straight from the Universal backlot, on urbanistically nonsensical streets with no gutters.

The studio shot scenes (and the school-of-Lalo-Shifrin score) increase the impression that you are watching a first class TV movie. It all makes you hungry for a dinner in a foil tray.

Definitely entertaining, in a period way.


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