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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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Storyline

Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.

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Taglines:

He's the Only Cop Who Can Con the Mafia Out of $3,000,000 in Heroin! 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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Trivia

John Cassavetes was part of the original production but he became ill and filming was delayed for 3 weeks. In the end he was replaced by Rip Torn. See more »

Quotes

Emil Dietrich: I don't like to humiliate one man in front of another, Mr. Mitchell. I think it shows a lack of good taste. In my household, Mr. Mitchell, unimportant people like Luis and Rafael, they don't make mistakes. More important people like yourself, well, they're allowed one mistake... and tonight you exhausted that allotment.
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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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Would have made a good action/adventure series
18 June 2007 | by mts-23See all my reviews

David McCallum (Sol Madrid) filmed this movie in Mexico during the summer hiatus of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in 1967 probably to capitalize on his great popularity in the TV series. From information here, it appears that the movie was not released until after The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was canceled in Jan. '68. I recently saw this film for the first time and enjoyed it very much. Great cast of actors who must have been under contract to MGM at the time, great scenery, good story, tight plot and good pacing. I really feel that MGM made a mistake in not making this into an action/adventure series of movies starring McCallum. Although tame by today's standards, maybe the film was considered too "adult" to be marketed to McCallum's teen fans or maybe it had to do with the timing of its release. Whatever the reason, I think MGM missed out and I would have really enjoyed more "Sol Madrid, Interpol cop" movies.


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