GenreAction, Crime CinematographyFred Koenekamp CountryUnited States
Release dateFebruary 7, 1968 WriterRobert Wilder (novel), David Karp CastDavid McCallum (Sol Madrid), Stella Stevens (Stacey Woodward), Telly Savalas (Emil Dietrich), Ricardo Montalban (Jalisco), Rip Torn (Dano Villanova), Pat Hingle (Harry Mitchell) Similar moviesA Walk Among the Tombstones, The November Man, Taken, 3 Days to Kill, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Blood Diamond
TaglineHe's the Only Cop Who Can Con the Mafia Out of $3,000,000 in Heroin!
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.
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.
David McCallum ... Sol Madrid
Stella Stevens ... Stacey Woodward
Telly Savalas ... Emil Dietrich
Ricardo Montalban ... Jalisco
Rip Torn ... Dano Villanova
Pat Hingle ... Harry Mitchell
Paul Lukas ... Capo Riccione
Michael Ansara ... Capt. Ortega
Michael Conrad ... Scarpi
The film score was composed by Lalo Schifrin and the soundtrack album was released on the MGM label in 1968. 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).