DVD - 1999 | Widescreen
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A veteran New York City detective is given only a few hours to track down a vicious killer.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, [1999]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780783232089
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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A good cops and robbers movie, with possibly the most brutally realistic gunfight ever filmed.

Feb 24, 2019

OK making has come a long way since this was done. I've been spoiled by fast paced series e.g. Law and Order or The Sopranos.

A pre-DIRTY HARRY film by the great Don Siegel. I greatly enjoyed MADIGAN. Plenty of shots of '68 New York City. Society still intact. No references to race riots, and only the smallest of glances toward the Hippie revolution convulsing the body politic. For Richard Widmark and James Whitmore fans, an absolute must-see. Good stuff from Henry Fonda and Harry Guardino too. An interesting discussion about morality takes place in this film. Fonda, the self-righteous, loner, police commissioner carries on an affair with a beautiful young married socialite, while the street-tough detective on the take, Widmark, scrambles to keep his spoiled wife pleased. Check out the movie. You won't be disappointed.


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