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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Fields
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Larkin
Daniel Pilon ...
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John Stride ...
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James Booth ...
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Angell
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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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Big Jim Brannigan takes on London - Chicago Style ! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

Brannigan's revolver, as pointed out by Cmdr. Swann, is a Colt Diamondback .38 Special with a four-inch barrel. He carries the same handgun in McQ (1974). See more »

Goofs

When the police are staking out the postbox, the time on the 'Bulova' clock changes from 11:13 to 12:01 and back to 11:27 later. See more »

Quotes

[Brannigan has used a revolver wrapped in a plastic bag to coerce Angell into revealing the whereabouts of Ben Larkin. Brannigan then puts the weapon on the table and telephones police headquarters]
Brannigan: You must be getting old, Angell, trying to push second-rate paper like this.
[Brannigan reaches the desk sergeant and doesn't notice that Angell has taken the gun in the plastic bag]
Angell: Turn around, big man!
Brannigan: Angell, you're a real bush-leaguer.
Angell: Oh yeah?
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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 The Enforcer (1976) See more »

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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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