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Brannigan (1975)

Chicago Police Lieutenant Jim Brannigan is sent to the U.K. to escort organized crime boss Ben Larkin back to the U.S., but Larkin's hitmen prepare an ambush for Brannigan.

Director:

Douglas Hickox

Writers:

Christopher Trumbo (screenplay), Michael Butler (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wayne ... Lt. Brannigan
Richard Attenborough ... Cmdr. Swann
Judy Geeson ... Jennifer
Mel Ferrer ... Fields
John Vernon ... Larkin
Daniel Pilon ... Gorman
John Stride ... Insp. Traven
James Booth ... Charlie-the-Handle
Arthur Batanides ... Angell
Ralph Meeker ... Capt. Moretti
Barry Dennen ... Julian
Lesley-Anne Down ... Luana (as Lesley Anne Down)
Pauline Delaney ... Mrs Cooper (as Pauline Delany)
Del Henney Del Henney ... Drexel
Brian Glover ... Jimmy-the-Bet
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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 a price tag on his head and a stuffy old London cop with whom to contend. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

During his stay in London, John Wayne met Katharine Hepburn for the first time. Also in London for a film shoot, Love Among the Ruins (1975) with Sir Laurence Olivier, Hepburn made a point of introducing herself to Wayne, a man she admired greatly despite their obvious political differences. The meeting led to their only movie pairing, in Rooster Cogburn (1975). See more »

Goofs

As Brannigan and Thatcher drive up to the post office, they park over the line painted on the street, thus hiding it from view. However, when they leave the post office and enter the car, the car is parked perfectly within the lines on the street. See more »

Quotes

Brannigan: Kinda strange, having a couple of cops advise you on what's in your client's best interest.
Mel Fields: Knock it off, Brannigan. If Larkin's friends in Chicago find out I'm in bed with the Yard, they'll part my hair with a blowtorch!
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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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) See more »

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Let the Sunshine In
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
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Another good cop movie for Wayne.
25 June 2004 | by inspt71-1See all my reviews

In Brannigan, Wayne plays the role of Jim Brannigan, an American cop who goes to London to capture a runaway fugitive played by John Vernon. Wayne soon finds out that London cops are not at all alike American cops. Most of the English cops don't carry a gun and Richard Attenbourough made sure that Wayne didn't use it unless absolutely necessary. Brannigan's partner well played by Judy Geeson is more like a shaparone then a partner because she drives him everywhere and works along side of him to make sure he behaves himself. Wayne also get's in a wild car chase in the busy London streets. With a farly good screenplay and a good 70's score by Dominic Frontiere, this film is worth three stars.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$4,771,815
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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