Madigan (1968)


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It's a seemingly peaceful spring morning in New York City -- graduation day at the Police Academy -- and Police Commissioner Anthony X. Russell (Henry Fonda) is looking forward to giving a speech to the new officers. But all isn't well: Russell's been given apparently incontrovertible evidence that his oldest friend, Chief Inspector Charles Kane (James Whitmore), is shaking down a bar owner, and a black minister (Raymond St. Jacques) is claiming that his son was brutalized when he was picked up … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Henri Simoun, Richard Dougherty, Howard A. Rodman, Abraham Polonsky, Harry Kleiner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 16, 1999
MCA Universal Home Video



as Commissioner Anthony...

as Det. Daniel Madigan

as Det. Rocco Bonaro

as Julia Madigan

as Tricia

as Benesch

as Jonesy

as Hughie

as Capt. Ben Williams

as Dr. Taylor

as Chief of Detectives ...

as Mickey Dunn

as Lt. James Price

as Assistant Chief Insp...

as Esther Newman

as Lieutenant James Pri...

as Patrolman Philip Dow...

as Detective Tom Gavin

as Det. O'Brien

as Patrolman Sam Woodle...

as Detective O'Mara

as Subway Dispatcher

as Stella

as Rita Bonaro

as Hotel Clerk

as Man at Precinct

as Ambulance Driver

as Mrs. Hewitt

as Doreen

as Policewoman Doris Ha...

as Lt. Strong

as Detective Rodriguez

as Prisoner

as Kowalski

as Patrolman Grimes

as Captain

as Midget
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Critic Reviews for Madigan

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Don Siegel's proficient acioner launches a whole cycle of urban movies about cops (the good and the bad), including Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011

A pleasing but disjointed film noir.

Full Review… | January 12, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Madigan

Great cast, middling script. Widmark is tough but hints at a vunerablity under that facade. Henry Fonda sort of walks through his role but it doesn't really ask much of him. Good period feeling which at the time may have been incidental but now gives you a sense of it's time. Inger looks amazing with some gravity defying hair but she's unfortuantely wasted in the wife role.

jay nixon

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