The Wayne Review: Brannigan
In which Killarney attempts to complete her New Year's Resolution of watching all John Wayne movies made after Stagecoach, for no better reason than she loves the Duke and wishes she lived out west.
Starring: John Wayne and Sir Richard Attenborough
Chicago cop Lt. Brannigan (Wayne) is sent to to the UK to escort crime-boss Larkin back to the US. But things get complicated once he arrives... and London may never be the same.
John Wayne in Great Britain. Sounds like a great idea, right?
Exploding toilets. 'nough said.
Give this movie a wide berth. (But if you're in the mood for a British take on a bar-room brawl, check out this youtube video and skip to about 1:40 in.)
Best JW Quote:
Holding a gun on a thug: "I wouldn't. Unless you want to sing soprano."
Best Swagger Moment:
Kicking in the door of a thug's hideout and deadpanning: "Knock, knock."
JW Moment of Wisdom:
If there was one, I missed it.
Surprising Guest Star:
Sir Richard Attenborough's patience is constantly tried as Brannigan's UK connection, Cmdr. Swann.
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