When a deported gangster dies in Italy, the U.S. treasury dept. is very interested in the $1,000,000.00 Madigan owed the government, but managed to take to Italy with him. They send agent ... See full summary »
In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »
When a deported gangster dies in Italy, the U.S. treasury dept. is very interested in the $1,000,000.00 Madigan owed the government, but managed to take to Italy with him. They send agent Jason Phister over to Italy to nose out the million. His criteria for the job is that no one would ever guess he's an agent of the United States government. Written by
April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>
Dustin Hoffman's character Jason Fister is sent to Rome to track down the million dollars a deceased gangster named Mike Madigan (Cesar Romero) left behind.Giorgio Gentili's Madigan's Million was shot in 1966 but wasn't released until a couple years later, in 1968.Dustin Hoffman had gotten some name to himself with The Graduate so they brought this to the big screen with much less success.It is Hoffman who saves the show.He steals the show from the moment he stumbles on the screen till the moment he hops off the screen.This is totally and completely a Dustin Hoffman show.There are other actors too who aren't bad at all.There are people such as Elsa Martinelli, Gustavo Rojo, Fernando Hilbeck, Riccardo Garrone and so on.And let's not forget those few minutes in the beginning with Cesar Romero.I recommend this movie solely to Dustin Hoffman fans.Others don't be bothered.
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