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Brannigan (1975)

Chicago police lieutenant Jim Brannigan is sent to the UK to escort organized crime boss Ben Larkin back to the USA but Larkin's hit-men prepare an ambush for Brannigan.

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Cmdr. Swann
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Fields
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Larkin
Daniel Pilon ...
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John Stride ...
Insp. Traven
James Booth ...
Charlie-the-Handle
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Angell
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Luana (as Lesley Anne Down)
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Mrs Cooper (as Pauline Delany)
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Drexel
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Storyline

Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of Scotland Yard in order to recapture this mobster with both A price tag on his head and a stuffy old London cop to contend with. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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26 March 1975 (USA)  »

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Joe Battle  »

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Trivia

The film proved to be one of John Wayne's least successful movies at the box office. Wayne himself said he would not have made the film if he had known McQ (1974) was only going to be a moderate success. See more »

Goofs

When one of Larkin's henchmen falls from a window, the dummy that takes his place for the impact shot lands head-first and crumples unrealistically. See more »

Quotes

Brannigan: How's the world's second-best navy?
Royal Navy Sailor: You should know.
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Crazy Credits

Several of the actors who played minor parts are listed by actor's name in the opening titles but are not listed by actor's name and character's name in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Let the Sunshine In
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
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Don't sell this one short!
21 March 2002 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

Better than average cop movie that compares favorably with "Dirty Harry" and "Sharky's Machine." Beautiful color DVD transfer in 2.35 : 1.

Beautiful photography of locations in London. Jazzy score typical of the '70s.

Action fans, crime fans, and John Wayne fans will not be disappointed.


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