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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.

Director:

Brian G. Hutton

Writers:

Robert Wilder (novel), David Karp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David McCallum ... Sol Madrid
Stella Stevens ... Stacey Woodward
Telly Savalas ... Emil Dietrich
Ricardo Montalban ... Jalisco
Rip Torn ... Dano Villanova
Pat Hingle ... Harry Mitchell
Paul Lukas ... Capo Riccione
Michael Ansara ... Capt. Ortega
Perry Lopez ... Hood
Michael Conrad ... Scarpi
Robert Rockwell ... Chief Danvers
Merritt Bohn ... Refinery Engineer
Madge Cameron Madge Cameron ... Woman in Cantina
Shepherd Sanders Shepherd Sanders ... Cantina Operator
Henry A. Escalante 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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Con Man - And Best Cop on the Narcotics Squad See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los corruptores See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Cassavetes, who left the production early, said of one of his co-stars " Ricardo Montalban is to improvisational acting what Mount Rushmore is to animation ". See more »

Quotes

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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Decent Flic
16 July 2004 | by PocketplayerSee all my reviews

OK...it's late and TCM is playing this flic so I decided to check it out. After all I'm house-sitting and don't have cable myself, so I'm taping movies. This movie came on around 1:00AM and I decided to video tape it.

I like Telly Savalas and wondered how he would do in a lead role. David McCallum was known to me visually, but I wondered how he would do as a lead. Stella Stevens looked good from any angle and surprisingly was spirited, not just a pretty face and curvy bod. Ricardo Montalban was known from the TV series, but I don't think I've really seen him in any early movies. In fact, I caught the actor from The Longest Yard and this is what I like about these older movies-you catch glimpses of actors who had roles in larger films.

I thought the movie had a big feel about it despite McCallum's low key delivery. He was acting from the Clint Eastwood school, and Clint can pull that off as few can. This movie reminded me of a big budget film with B actors playing lead roles. The overall plot was decent, but like said previously, there were a lot of holes. I thought the heroin scene with Stevens was pretty advanced for that time period, even if it was the 60's. They charted some risky territory as her character was pinned down and forced to take the needle.

Not the best of flics, but I'm going to keep the tape. I thought it was a decent movie and being 35 years old, there is a lot of grace given while watching. It's a lot better than most of what comes out of Hollywood today!


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