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Madigan (1968)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 29 March 1968 (USA)
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In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.

Director:

Don Siegel (as Donald Siegel)

Writers:

Howard Rodman (screenplay) (as Henri Simoun), Abraham Polonsky (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Widmark ... Det. Daniel Madigan
Henry Fonda ... Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Inger Stevens ... Julia Madigan
Harry Guardino ... Det. Rocco Bonaro
James Whitmore ... Chief Inspector Charles Kane
Susan Clark ... Tricia Bentley
Michael Dunn ... Midget Castiglione
Steve Ihnat ... Barney Benesch
Don Stroud ... Hughie
Sheree North ... Jonesy
Warren Stevens ... Ben Williams
Raymond St. Jacques ... Dr. Taylor
Bert Freed ... Chief of Detectives Hap Lynch
Harry Bellaver ... Mickey Dunn
Frank Marth ... Lt. James Price
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Storyline

Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes about his duties, including attending functions, meeting with aggrieved relatives, and counseling the spouses of fallen officers. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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"If Detective Madigan kept his eyes on the killer instead of the broad..." See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Film debut of Conrad Bain. See more »

Goofs

When the killer is located in a hotel room, the police mass in view of the window rather than around the other side of the building. Then while the killer is firing from the window the assault group run into the building on the side under fire from the window. They evacuate the floor of the killer's room well after the first shots are exchanged and no police are watching the door to prevent escape. See more »

Quotes

Det. Daniel Madigan: I'm in love with Julia.
Jonesy: Who's asking for love?
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Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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A blend of location and backlot shooting
6 October 2005 | by oliver-177See all my reviews

This is a very "late '60s" detective drama, and if you're in the mood, it will hit the spot.

What struck me, and it has not been picked up by other posters, is the very visible difference between the majority of the scenes, shot on authentic NYC locations, and a few scenes straight from the Universal backlot, on urbanistically nonsensical streets with no gutters.

The studio shot scenes (and the school-of-Lalo-Shifrin score) increase the impression that you are watching a first class TV movie. It all makes you hungry for a dinner in a foil tray.

Definitely entertaining, in a period way.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madigan: Lisbon Beat See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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