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Madigan (1968)
Front Cover Actor
Susan Clark
Michael Dunn
Henry Fonda
Harry Guardino
Steve Ihnat
Inger Stevens
James Whitmore
Richard Widmark
Movie Details
Genre Mystery
Director Don Siegel
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 101 mins
Country USA
Color Color
They don't make detective thrillers like this anymore. Madigan is a gem from the '60s, anticipating the more popular French Connection and Dirty Harry with its gritty urban realism. However, this film has a wonderful poetry and sense of camaraderie, thanks to Abraham Polonsky's writing and Don Siegel's inspired direction. Richard Widmark plays a hardbitten New York cop who must redeem himself after losing his gun to a psychotic thug (a plot somewhat reminiscent of Kurosawa's Stray Dog). Henry Fonda costars as a stern police commissioner overwhelmed by his day-to-day decisions. He can't stand Widmark's freewheeling attitude, but he's a hypocrite when it comes to his own private life. Moral decisions don't come easy in this contemplative film. Fine support is provided by Harry Guardino as Widmark's partner, Inger Stevens as Widmark's wife, James Whitmore as Fonda's slightly corrupt pal, and Steve Ihnat as Widmark's charismatic nemesis. --Bill Desowitz
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 32
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Layers Single side, Single layer
Release Date 3/16/1999
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1