Brannigan

  • 15
  • Douglas Hickox (1975)
  • UK
  • 106 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

In this crime drama, Richard Attenborough plays the Scotland Yard police officer whose job it is to make sure visiting American cop John Wayne plays things by the book. It's essentially a western transported to London, with red double-deckers instead of stagecoaches and hangovers from swinging London. It's also a blatant rip-off of Clint Eastwood's Coogan's Bluff and Dirty Harry, which Wayne bitterly regretted turning down after seeing the film. But Wayne's ten-gallon charisma carries the movie and Attenborough looks fairly gobsmacked by acting with such a living legend.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring John Wayne and Richard Attenborough. Jim Brannigan is a tough cop, even by Chicago standards. But when he crosses the Atlantic in search of a notorious crook, he finds the British police resent his unconventional methods.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jim Brannigan
John Wayne
Commander Swann
Richard Attenborough
Jennifer Thatcher
Judy Geeson
Mel Fields
Mel Ferrer
Larkin
John Vernon
Charlie
James Booth
Captain Moretti
Ralph Meeker
Gorman
Daniel Pilon
Drexel
Del Henney
Traven
John Stride
Jimmy the Bet
Brian Glover
Freddy
Anthony Booth
Luana
Lesley-Anne Down
Julian
Barry Dennen
Carter
Jack Watson
Geef
Don Henderson
Miss Allen
Kathryn Leigh Scott
Angell
Arthur Batanides
Alex
Stewart Bevan
Motorcycle rider
Tony Robinson

Crew

Director
Douglas Hickox

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Guidance: 
Edited for some of its language and violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Distributor:
MGM Home Entertainment
Categories
Drama

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