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Madigan ★★★ 1968

Realistic and exciting and among the best of the be hindthescenes urban police thrillers. Hardened NYC detectives (Widmark and Guardino) lose their guns to a sadistic kill er and are given 72 hours to track him down. Fonda is the police chief none too pleased with their performance. Adapted by Howard Rodman, Abraham Polonsky, and Harry Kleiner from Richard Dougherty's “The Commissioner.” 101m/C VHS, DVD . Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino, James Whitmore, Susan Clark, Michael Dunn, Don Stroud; D: Donald Siegel; W: Abraham Polonsky; C: Russell Metty; M: Don Costa.