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Sol Madrid is a 1968 film directed by Brian G. Hutton and filmed in Acapulco. It was released in the UK as The Heroin Gang. The MGM film starred *David McCallum, Stella Stevens, Telly Savalas and Ricardo Montalban with John Cassavetes being replaced by Rip Torn prior to filming[1]. It was the final film of Paul Lukas.

Sol Madrid
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Original film poster
Directed byBrian G. Hutton
Produced byHall Bartlett
Elliott Kastner
Jerry Gershwin (uncredited)
StarringDavid McCallum
Telly Savalas
Ricardo Montalban
Music byLalo Schifrin
CinematographyFred J. Koenekamp
Edited byJohn McSweeney, Jr.
Production
company
Hall Bartlett Pictures Inc.
Gershwin-Kastner Productions
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • February 7, 1968 (1968-02-07)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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PlotEdit

Half a million dollars is stolen from the Mafia by small-time crook Harry Mitchell, who splits it with girlfriend Stacey Woodward and takes off for Acapulco.

The mob sends hit man Dano Villanova to deal with Harry and get the money back. Sol Madrid, an undercover narc, is out to find Harry first, hoping to persuade him to testify against organized crime in court.

Stacey happens to be Villanova's former girlfriend. Things get complicated in Mexico, where a heroin dealer named Dietrich is engaged in criminal activity while Mexican law official Jalisco is on the case. Before she can flee on a yacht, Stacey is taken captive by Villanova and shot up with dope until she's turned into an addict.

Harry is caught and killed. Jalisco isn't what he seems to be, so Madrid not only must deal with him, but with Villanova and Dietrich as well.

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SoundtrackEdit

Sol Madrid
 
Soundtrack album by Lalo Schifrin
Released1968
RecordedNovember 9 & 10, 1967
MGM Scoring Stage, Culver City, California
GenreFilm score
Length28:22
LabelMGM
SE 4541 ST
ProducerJesse Kaye
Lalo Schifrin chronology
Cool Hand Luke
(1967)
Sol Madrid
(1968)
The Fox
(1968)

The film score was composed by Lalo Schifrin and the soundtrack album was released on the MGM label in 1968.[2] An expanded edition of the soundtrack was released on by Film Score Monthly in 2010 as part of the 5 CD box set The Cininnatti Kid: Lalo Schifrin Film Scores Vol. 1 (1964-1968).[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Lalo Schifrin

  1. "Sol Madrid (Main Theme)" - 2:00
  2. "Fiesta" - 1:35
  3. "Stacey's Bolero" - 2:36
  4. "The Burning Candle" - 2:25
  5. "Adagietto" - 2:50
  6. "Sol Madrid (Main Theme)" - 1:55
  7. "The Golden Trip" - 2:35
  8. "Charanga" - 2:20
  9. "El Patio" - 2:25
  10. "Villanova's Villa" - 2:10
  11. "Bolero #2" - 2:07
  12. "Villanova's Chase" - 2:07

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