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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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Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Was the last movie Oscar recipient Paul Lukas made. See more »

Quotes

Stacey Woodward: What the hell do you mean by playing with my money?
Sol Madrid: What do you mean *your* money? You mean to tell me that was severance pay you got from Dano Villanova? Anyway, you'll get it back later.
Stacey Woodward: You're changing the damn rules as you go along!
Sol Madrid: You have a hell of a nerve to talk about rules. Since when did you live by rules?
Stacey Woodward: [Indignantly] Don't preach at me.
Sol Madrid: Why? Who are you? You're a two-bit tramp named Evelyn Pulaski, that lives on money that a hood named Dano Villanova jacks out of pushers, junkies ...
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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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Characterless, plotless mess
1 October 2002 | by maisannesSee all my reviews

2 out of 10

Why even bother giving names to these plot advancers? It is a reach even to call them characters, since there is zero context, characterization or texture provided. "Supercop" infiltrates "Latin Drug Lord's" operation using "Blonde Moll" who is on the run from "Mob Guy." Who are these people? Apparently the director didn't care either, all he wanted was a few gun and knife fights to occur in front of a camera.

Unfortunately for the viewer, the plot itself is just as underdeveloped. I defy anyone to explain why the Michael Conrad character exists, why Sol Madrid does 3/4ths of the things he does (or how he could be allowed by his superiors to do so), or why "Mob Guy" decides to reenact the desert hotel scene from Touch of Evil.

The "mafia meeting" at the beginning is the silliest I have ever seen. And, no, this isn't supposed to be a comedy.

David McCallum and Stella Stevens believe the best way to deliver lines in an "intense" scene is to yell them, otherwise, any inflection is superfluous.

The only morsels of merit are seeing a completely unbelievable yet interesting way to smuggle drugs play out and Ricardo Montalban, who, despite the decent resumes of the other actors, is the only one who decided to employ his talents instead of pocketing his paycheck simply for showing up on the set.


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