Tough drama about a hard-boiled, veteran cop who breaks rules and ruffles the brass, with Richard Widmark repeating a role he played in an excellent 1968 movie (in which his character is killed). Originally telecast as an entry in the `NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie,' along with `Banacek' and `Cool Million.'
Premiered: September 20, 1972
MADIGAN TV SERIES - 6 COMPLETE UNCUT RARE EPISODES:
The Park Avenue Beat
John Larch as an ex-cop turned hit man. Filmed in New York. Madigan: Richard Widmark. Verna: Rae Allen. Chaney: Charles Cioffi. Lido: David Spielberg.
January 31, 1973
The Naples Beat
The heroin trade is behind this cat-and-mouse game between Madigan (Richard Widmark), who's protecting a deported gangster in exchange for valuable information, and a rival mobster out to stop him. Filmed on location in Naples. Liuzza: Rossano Brazzi. Delittro: Raf Vallone. Fontana: Arnoldo Foa.
January 3, 1973
The Lisbon Beat
Picturesque London, and a search for a prisoner sprung by a local gang of truck hijackers. Madigan: Richard Widmark. Eduardo: Damien Thomas. Bleak: Peter Vaughan.
November 8, 1972
The London Beat
In London, Madigan teams up with Scotland Yard against a gang of American hoods. Madigan: Richard Widmark. Lumpton: George Cole. Kathy: Fiona Lewis.
October 4, 1972
The Midtown Beat
"The Midtown Beat" in Harlem, where Madigan tries to thwart a bigot's revenge. Balinger: Charles Durning. Madigan: Richard Widmark. Roscoe Blue: Nathan George.
September 20, 1972
The Manhattan Beat
Madigan's partner on "The Manhattan Beat": a sociologist who wants to reason with muggers. Fields: Ronny Cox. Madigan: Richard Widmark. Joe Lakka: Tony LoBianco.