BRANNIGAN (1975 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Brannigan, at first glance, challenges its audience because there is a need to disassociate John Wayne from his traditional western/war movie image. But, for those viewers with strong dissociative skills, they will find, as the story progresses, that John Wayne pulls his weight nicely and creates a thought-provoking, almost cult-like performance that is captivating.

Story

An American police officer assigned to extradite a British mobster to the United States finds the mobster’s gang has other plans.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Douglas Hickox for directing the film. Thank you to Executive Producer Michael Wayne for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lieutenant Brannigan (John Wayne),  Commander Swann (Richard Attenborough), Jennifer (Judy Geeson), Fields (Mel Ferrer), Larkin (John Vernon), Gorman (Daniel Pilon), Inspector Traven (John Stride), Charlie the Handler (James Booth), Angell (Arthur Batanides),  Captain Moretti (Ralph Meeker), Julian (Barry Dennen), Luana (Lesley Anne Down), Mrs. Cooper (Pauline Delaney), Drexel (Del Henney), Jimmy the Bet (Brian Glover) and Alex (Stewart Bevan).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. For John Wayne fans, this film may work. For police story buffs, Dirty Harry, 16 Blocks, or Lethal Weapon are better choices.

Ben Meyers 

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