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Sol Madrid (1968)

Approved | | Action, Crime | 7 February 1968 (USA)
Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.

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Sol Madrid
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Stacey Woodward
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Emil Dietrich
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Jalisco
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Dano Villanova
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Harry Mitchell
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Capo Riccione
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Capt. Ortega
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Hood
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Scarpi
Robert Rockwell ...
Chief Danvers
Merritt Bohn ...
Refinery Engineer
Madge Cameron ...
Woman in Cantina
Shepherd Sanders ...
Cantina Operator
Henry A. Escalante ...
Dietrich Gunman
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Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.

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Action | Crime

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7 February 1968 (USA)  »

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Los corruptores  »

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John Cassavetes was part of the original production but he became ill and filming was delayed for 3 weeks. In the end he was replaced by Rip Torn. See more »

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Dano Villanova: I kept wondering what it was about our relationship that went wrong. You didn't feel I loved you? A woman needs love, doesn't she, Stacey? Didn't you ever wonder why I didn't love you? A woman has to be lovable before she can be loved. You're a desirable woman, nobody's ever denied that. But you're not lovable. And you know why you're not, baby? Because you're too independent. It's not good for a woman to be too independent - they're not feminine that way.
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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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Characterless, plotless mess
1 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

2 out of 10

Why even bother giving names to these plot advancers? It is a reach even to call them characters, since there is zero context, characterization or texture provided. "Supercop" infiltrates "Latin Drug Lord's" operation using "Blonde Moll" who is on the run from "Mob Guy." Who are these people? Apparently the director didn't care either, all he wanted was a few gun and knife fights to occur in front of a camera.

Unfortunately for the viewer, the plot itself is just as underdeveloped. I defy anyone to explain why the Michael Conrad character exists, why Sol Madrid does 3/4ths of the things he does (or how he could be allowed by his superiors to do so), or why "Mob Guy" decides to reenact the desert hotel scene from Touch of Evil.

The "mafia meeting" at the beginning is the silliest I have ever seen. And, no, this isn't supposed to be a comedy.

David McCallum and Stella Stevens believe the best way to deliver lines in an "intense" scene is to yell them, otherwise, any inflection is superfluous.

The only morsels of merit are seeing a completely unbelievable yet interesting way to smuggle drugs play out and Ricardo Montalban, who, despite the decent resumes of the other actors, is the only one who decided to employ his talents instead of pocketing his paycheck simply for showing up on the set.


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