Madigan's Millions

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Madigan's Millions (It: Un dollaro per 7 vigliacchi, Sp: El Millón de Madigan, released in the UK as Madigan's Million), is a 1969 Italian-Spanish movie directed by Giorgio Gentili and produced by Sidney W. Pink.

The movie was actually shot in 1966 but was not released for three years. It stars Dustin Hoffman, in his first movie role, as Jason Fister, a young U.S. Treasury Dept. official sent to Rome to recover a large sum of money owed to the United States government by a deceased mobster.

The film is the lowbrow comedy genre, with comic stop-action chase scenes, as well as many scenes involving western-style gunplay on the streets of Rome. Hoffman's Fister is a seemingly-naive and mild-manner government bureaucrat with a sense for sniffing out phonies, in the much the same way as the role Hoffman would play the following year in The Graduate. His character is given quirky talent of being an expert marksman with a pistol provide for many comic resolutions to scenes and is reminiscent of Hoffman's later role in Little Big Man.

The interiors of the film were shot largely in Spain, with exteriors in Rome.

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Production

  • Producer - Sidney W. Pink
  • Director - Giorgio Gentili (as Dan Ash (Italian version), as Stanley Prager (English version))
  • Screenplay - José Luis Bayonas (as J.L. Bayonas), Giorgio Gentili, Jim Henaghan Guido Leoni

Cast

  • Vic Shaw- Elsa Martinelli
  • Mike Madigan - Cesar Romero
  • Jason Fister - Dustin Hoffman
  • Lt. Arco - Gustavo Rojo
  • Burke - Fernando Hilbeck
  • Cirini - Riccardo Garrone
  • Caronda - Franco Fabrizi
  • Photographer - Umberto Raho

External link

  • IMDB entry (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063303/)
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