Madigan's Millions (1968) - full transcript

When a deported gangster dies in Italy, the U.S. Treasury Department is very interested in the one million dollars Madigan owed the government, but managed to take to Italy with him. They send Agent Jason Phister over to Italy to nose out the million. His criteria for the job is that no one would ever guess he's an agent of the United States government.





You have a hell of a nerve
coming in here demanding

information about
some of the garbage

the United States of America
chose to dump in Italy.

Mike Madigan, American gangster.

When you make these kind
of people, keep them.

Let them die in your own cities.

He came here
about 10 years ago.

It's your responsibility to
keep your own thugs alive,


He was an insurance
salesman here.

Do you think one of
his clients killed him?

I don't know.

Then what do you want from me?

I was sent here by the embassy.

We're pretty sure we
know why he was killed.

Perhaps we can work together?

Go ahead and talk.

Mike Madigan was deported
after being convicted

of income tax evasion,
a sum a little shorter

than a million dollars.

Yeah, we know that.

The Treasury Department was
never able to find the money.

But we know he somehow
got it to Italy with him.


Look at his card.

For eight years,
he has been running

a small time insurance agency in
a third class office building.

He lived in a cheap apartment.

He ate in second
class restaurants.

We kept an eye on him.

This man's a millionaire?

We have information
he got the money

here shortly after he arrived.

He had a drab girlfriend who
also lived in a drab apartment.

This man had money?

Will you permit some
of our treasury men

to work on the case with you?

You mean policemen with
guns, slick Washington

G-men, all suave and heroic?

No, if I catch
one of your people

interfering for five minutes
in this case, I'll lock him up.

We could make a request
through the embassy you know?

You do that, Mr. Burke and
you'll be sorry you did.

MARK: Morning, Mama.

Good morning.

Are we going to get up now?

Well, I don't think we
have any other choice.

What is this?

I don't know.

Are your hurt.

No, I'm not hurt.

Where does it come from?

I don't know.

You have a bad tooth?

No, I don't have any bad tooth.

Did you see someone
here last night?

No, honest.


What's wrong, Mama?

Nothing's wrong.

Then why are you crying?

I'm not crying.

Have you fed Rex?

Yes, sir.

From Rome.

There's not much chance of
getting investigators in there.

However, we've got
to get a man there.

Undercover, I guess.

I anticipated this.

We haven't an agent
in the department who

doesn't look like a
cop or isn't known

to everybody as one of our men.

This is budget time.

Congress would murder us.


J.P. OGILVIE: Come in.


Am I interrupting
anything, sir?

Of course not.

We like to have people
come in like that

when we have a serious problem.

Sir, I've got the goods, sir,
on the United Carbon case.

Dead to rights.

You must tell me
about it some time.

Right now, I feel a little ill.

Is it anything serious, sir?

No, nothing.

Just a little indigestion.


It's psychosomatic, sir.

If you will permit me.


Sound body, sound mind.

I do this every day
to keep in shape, sir.

My office is not a gymnasium.

Stop that!

I thought you said
you were sick, sir.

I did not!

Did I?

I think you did.


If you don't get
out of my office.

I can see that
you're busy, sir.

We can talk about the United
Carbon case later, sir.

Get out of my office, Foster.



Yes, sir.

Get out now!

Yes, sir.

Yes, sir.

Yes, sir.



Thank you.

Oh that, man.

That man.

I'll fall dead right at my desk
and he'll be the cause of it.

Why don't you send him to Rome?

He's a screwball, but he's
got a real nose for money.

Don't you think
he could find it?

That's crazy.

Could he find-- hmm.

Might take him a
month, but it sure

would be quieter around
here for a while.

Let me out of here!

In here.

How'd you let him get in
there just before landing?

He's been in there
since we left New York.

Can't keep the passengers
out of there, can I?

to let me out of here!

What he say?

He said he's
anxious to get out.

I forgot to open the latch.

Are you Fister?

That's right, Jason Fister.

How was the flight?

All right.

They get pretty confused
in there though.


Yeah, something
about the washrooms.

They don't, uh, they don't
know how to stick to the rules.

You fly a lot?

No, first time.

The Treasury Department send me
over to find Madigan's million.

Was a tough trip.

You know something?

If there is a million dollars,
I think I can find it.

I think I'm the
guy that can do it.

I just have that hunch.

This is your car.



You want to drive?

Of course.

Of course.



Just a minute, Fister.

Would you mind showing
me your identification?

There you are.

Passport, department ID.

I even have an international
driving license in my bag.

Mr. Ogilvie gave it to me.


I guess so.

Wait a minute.

How about your identification?

I guess that checks out.

We can't be too careful, can we?

JASON FISTER: This is very nice.

This is terrific.

This is molto-- oh, no.

Molto terrific.

But, uh, a hotel would have
been just as good, Mr. Burke,

because I'm not going
to be here very long.

Fister, now let's
get down to business.

Here are the
reports of the field

men who worked on the case for
the first time 10 years ago.

Read him if you have time.

There's where they found
his body, under a billboard

on a vacant lot.

This is a list of the
contents of his pockets

and some photostats.

Well, there's no million
dollars here, huh?

Will you look at the stuff and
maybe come up with something?

You'll be pretty much
on your own though.

The police here don't
want any part of you.

If you get into a real
jam, we'll try and help

you through the embassy.

Oh, I hope you get your
coordination working a little

better after a night's sleep.

Who claimed Madigan's body.

I don't know.

A couple of strangers showed
up at an undertaker's parlor

and paid cash for the funeral.

The works.

The big works.

It's tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock

at St. Augustine's church.

I wouldn't go if I were you.

Why not?

Because there's
a guy here called

Arco who might not like it.

Play it cool here, at
least for a couple of days.

I get you.


That's right.


Way under.


I'd like to have a
word with you, lady.

I said I want to talk to you.

Leave me alone.

You better come along, lady.

Leave me alone.

I said come now.

Don't touch me!

Take your hands off
the lady, mister.

What have you done now?

Arrested some poor tourist for
chewing gum in the Foro Romano?

Ha ha.

Follow me.

In here.

This fellow claims he knows you.

Boy, am I glad to see you.

This guy is a cop.

Did you know this guy was a cop?

They wouldn't even give
me a glass of water,

but I wouldn't tell them
a thing except that you

were a friend of mine.

I'm sorry to admit that.

This man is an
employee of the United

States Treasury Department.

Washington cleared his working
here with your foreign office.

If that's so then why
is he carrying a gun?

He's looking for
Madigan's million dollars.

Oh, we're back to
that again, huh?

Whether you believe it or
not, we're going to find it.

Yeah, by pulling guns on
policemen in the street?

Oh, I can explain that.

I thought you were a gangster
trying to kidnap that girl.

I just couldn't stand there
and let you do that, could I?


Well, what do you suggest
I do with this madman?

Turn him lose?

Guess you'll have to.

(SIGHS) Domenici.


Now, if you'll be good enough
to give me my belongings,

I'll be about my
business and on my way.



No identification.


Hey, where's my gun?

That I won't give him.

Fister, let's go.

I want my gun.

Before he changes his mind.

I'm innocent your hear.

You're acting like a maniac.

Oh well, out here,
you gotta admit he does

look a little like a gangster.

Hey, that girl he
tried to kidnap.

That's the girl in the photo
that Madigan had in his wallet.

I remember her from the
stuff that you gave me.

Relax, Fister.

Her name's Vicki Shaw.

She was Mike
Madigan's girlfriend.

-She's a widow.

An American Air Force man
who was killed in an accident

about three years ago.

She has a small pension.

Madigan gave her a few bucks.

Her address is among
those papers I gave you.

But she probably knows
nothing about the money.

She may have gone
to Italy to live

because she thought
it was cheaper

than living in the States.

Have you ever been over to the
office of that insurance agency

that Mike Madigan ran?


You want to go
there with me now?

Oh no.

Will you take you over there?

Just relax, Fister.

Well, let's go someplace
so I can get another gun.

You must be out your mind.


I beg your pardon, sir.

I wonder if you
could tell me where

35 Via Verona Street could be.


What are you mad at me for?

I no parlo Inglese.

Wait a minute.

I don't speak Italian.

I'm an American.




No, well.


Via Verona.


The police station?


But tell me.

Can I walk there?
Is it close?


Hey, mister.

I speak English very good.

Oh, good.

Can you tell me where-- Listen.

Could you tell me how to
get to 35 Via Verona Street?

For 100 lira I'd tell you.


Here you are.

Well, where is it?

In Rome.

Yeah, I know it's in Rome.

But where?

How do you get there?

That will cost
another 100 lira.

That's crooked.

Well, where is it?

It's near Via Carrolle
and Via Frascati.

Yeah, but how do you
get to Via Car-- Carato?

And Via?

That'll cost another 200 lira.

You've got a pretty
good racket going here.

OK, how do you get there.

Take a taxi.

Gimme my money back.


Where did you get that gun.


Give me the gun for a minute.
Wait a minute.

I need it.
I need it.





Sorry kid, but you can buy
another one with my 400 lira.

Oh, I'm sorry if I got you up.

You don't speak English, do you?

I speak perfect English.

What do you want at this hour?

Well I--

I have an early dinner and
when I am full and it's dark,

I do what any
intelligent man would do.

I go to bed.

Is there anything
wrong with that?

Oh no, no.

I was just wondering, is this
the office where the Palermo

Insurance Agency is located?

Listen, you should be aware
of the facts, young man.

The Palermo Insurance
Service Agency is dead.

Assassinated in the street.

A murderer has been murdered.

Is the office closed now?

Of course not.

One doesn't kill an
insurance agency like one

kills a man with a bullet.

It will die slowly from
lack of leadership.

Very interesting.

Could I get up to see
one of the officers?

No, it's impossible.

Well, isn't there
any way I could just--

I told you the facts.

It is your wish to
keep me from my bed

for the rest of the night?
-Oh no, no.

As a matter of fact--

Then you will be good
enough to permit me to retire

and in the future please do
not come here at the late hour.

One must have a regard
for even a portiere.

Good night, sir.




All right, the rest of
you guys, I have a gun

and I know how to use it.

Line up against the
wall, all of you.


Who the devil are you?

Obviously, I'm the
man with the gun.

Put that thing down, you
idiot, before you hurt somebody.

If I hurt anybody it's
not going to be me, is it?

Now, I would like very much for
you to turn around please, sir.

Very good.

Now, raise your hands
over your head, please.


Now, I would like you to
take the brim of your hat

in both your hands.

What for?

Just do as I tell you.

Remember, I'm the
man with the gun.

Very good.

Now, pull hard.



But I can't.

It's cutting off my circulation.

I won't be able to see.

That's the idea.


Very good.

Now, just stand
still and don't move.

Now, raise your elbows up
just a little bit, please.


John Locascio, attorney at
law, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.


Well, the law business
must be in pretty bad shape

if you've got to pull
a caper like this.

Do you think I'm a burglar?

You're the burglar!

I'm a burglar?

Who came in sneaking around?

This office happens to belong
to a man who is now dead,

you know.

I am well aware of that.

I'm his attorney.

But who the devil are you?

Never mind who I am.

Did you say that who
were Madigan's lawyer?

You have my identification.


You can put your hands
down, Mr. Locascio.

But if you put them down
now just take it easy now.

And if you're going
to move, move slowly

like it's a bad dream, OK?

And you can take your hat off.

But I can't!

It's really stuck.

I can't get it off.

Wait, wait, wait a minute.

I'll help you.



What's that?

I didn't hear anything.



Wait a minute.

I'll have to get something
and cut a hole in it.

But I don't want a hole in it.

I want it off.

All right.

I want a good look at you, so I
can identify you to the police.

Oh a stoolie, huh?

A fink, huh?


All right, all right.

I'll just have to call
one of my boys in here,

and I'm keeping an eye on
you while I go down and talk

to the other boys, uh, uh, Red,
Red, Red, Red, you want to come

in here for a minute please?


Yeah boss, what do you want?

Red, do you want to keep an eye
on this stoolie while I go down

and find out what the
boys want to do with him.

Right boss.

And Red, make sure he
stands right where he his.

Don't let him move an inch.

Right boss, I got you.

And Red, don't talk to him.

Don't talk to him.

He's got a very tricky
tongue and if he

gives you any trouble,
Red, just plug him.

(LAUGHS) I got it boss.

Just plug him.

Now listen.

Now, Mr. Locascio?


I don't want you
to move, understand?

Not one move.

And don't think you
can sweet talk Red.

He's too smart for you.

And besides that,
he's a little crazy.


A little crazy.

Boss, you're a cod.




Uh, who, who is it?







Fister, Fister, Fister,
Fister, Fister speaking.

Sleeping kind of
late, aren't you?

It's after 11 o'clock.

It must have been
the time change.

What'd you do last night?

I, uh, I went to bed early.

BURKE (ON PHONE): You didn't
go by the insurance office

like I said, did you?

Who said that?

did, I suggest you drop

by there again, see Lt. Arco.

I'm sure he'd like
to talk to you.

Oh that.

Well, I was just kidding around.

Can't blame a guy for
something like that.

He can't?

Not unless he doesn't
have a sense of humor.

Fister, you're something.

All right.

All right.

I'll go right over there.

My gosh, if a guy can't have a
little fun in a town like this.


Say do any, do any of
you fellows speak English?

Yes, sir.

I do.

I'm looking for a Lt. Arco.

I'm afraid he's
too busy right now.

OK, well, I'll
see him later then.

Wait listen.

If you see him,
tell him it was me

that did that silly business
up stairs last night

in the insurance agency.

That was just a gag.

You know something about this?

Yeah, it was just a bit of fun.

It's the kind of thing that
we do at home all the time.

I'll see him around later.

Wait a minute.

I think he might like
to speak with you.



Si, and-- You.


Jason Fister.



He says you want to confess.

Oh sure.

If you want to call
it a confession,

but we were just
having a bit of fun.

You should've seen his face.

He was madder than hell.

Who's that?

That's the guy who
was madder than hell.

Is he sick?


Pretty sick.

You want to see how sick?

That's the superintendent.

That was the superintendent.


What happened between you?


He didn't even
want to let me in.

So you killed him?

No, I did not.

He said he was tired.

He said he didn't, he
didn't get enough sleep.

So you helped him out.

That's right.


He went back to bed and
I just went upstairs

to have a look
around and then there

was a burglar here last night.

He knocked me down
trying to get away.

Then this lawyer came
pussyfooting in there.

So I didn't know what to
do, so I drew a gun on him.

Where did you get a gun?

That's what's so funny.

It wasn't even a real
gun, it was a toy.

I got it from a kid.

And then this
lawyer, uh, Locascio.

John Locascio was his name,
his pulled his hat down

over his eyes, so
he couldn't see.

I don't know why he did that.

We'll get all this down
at the police station.

First, I want you to see
something. [ITALIAN].

Pulled his hat down.

Pulled it right
down over his eyes.

Couldn't see.

Pulled it.

Was this the way you left it?



There was a photograph
on the desk.

You better come with me.

No wait a minute.

I can explain.

I'm sure you can.

You know what I think?

You're a lunatic!

Come on, let's go.

I didn't do, I didn't do this!

Come on, let's go.

Why won't you
people listen to me!

I think we've been listening
pretty good, don't you?

Now, you come quietly along with
us and we'll listen some more.

Why don't I meet you
at the police station?

See, that's my car there.

If I leave it there,
I'll get a ticket.


Who is this man?

That's him!

That's the guy, the lawyer,
the guy I pulled a gun out at.

You did a pretty good job.

Is there something
wrong with him?

Yeah, the same thing that's
wrong with the portiere.

He's just a little bit dead.

Gee, never did get
his hat off, did he?

You lost something?


Say, I know you.

Where have I seen you before?

Yes, and I know you too.

And you are responsible
for my being here.

You held up that
policeman yesterday.

I still don't know why.

That's right!

I knew I knew you
from somewhere.

Hey, how are you?

Hey, do you want to
hear something funny?

You know who that guy was
that I pulled the gun out at?

You know who?


Isn't that funny?

I thought he was a gangster
trying to kidnap you.

You have to admit it.

He does look a little bit
like a gangster, doesn't he?

I thought he did.

I still do.

What did they charge you with?


Two of them.

I think.

Well, the first one
was said to be a joke.

But it wasn't exactly a joke.

I'm not going to tell
them, but I'll tell you.

Please don't tell
me anything, huh?

You don't think I could
kill somebody do you?

In cold blood?


I only saw you once
and you had a gun

and you scared a whole crowd.

But that was a mistake.

Listen, I want to
make you understand.

Can I explain it to you?


Don't speak to me, all right?

He'll see you now.

Say, I know where
I've seen you before.

She's the girl in the
picture, the picture

that's missing from the desk.

What are you talking about?

The girl!

The girl in the picture.

She probably knows more
about this than I do.

Come with me.

We will speak
English, Mr. Foster.



It is the same.

You appear to be implicated
in some serious crimes.

Yes, that's very interesting
because I haven't done a thing.

In fact, Mr. Arco knows me and
I'm sure he'll vouch for me.




What exactly are you
doing in Rome, Mr. Foster?

Well, now.

That's supposed to be a secret.

When we find you
implicated in two crimes

before you're in Italy 48
hours, nothing is a secret.

He's an employee of the United
States Treasury Department

supposedly here to
find a million dollars

this Mike Madigan had hidden.

And I'll tell you something
too, I'm going to find it.

Fortunately, or possibly
unfortunately for you,

we have recovered the weapon
with which the portiere

was bludgeoned to death.

And we found the gun
used to kill the lawyer

in the seat of your car.

These objects are now being
inspected in our laboratory.

Any information you may give us
prior to the laboratory report

will make things easier
for you in the long run.

Now, that's pretty fair.

No honestly, I think
that's pretty fair.

In fact, that's
pretty darn fair.

Will you shut up
and pay attention.

I'm not going to
say another word

until I see an American lawyer
from an American embassy.



Signore Burke e arrivato.


You called me
again, Lieutenant?

My secretary said-- What do
you have him in for this time?

Two murders.



Oh, did you bring a lawyer?

Now, look at this.

Isn't this ridiculous?

This is un-American.

It's the kind of thing that only
happens in a foreign country.

You know that to
avoid problems later,

I want you to verify
that these are

fingerprints taken
from the prisoner

before he was brought in here.

Will you verify these please?

Are these your fingerprints.

Sure, that's me.

That's my thumbprint there.

And that's my
signature right there.

I have nothing to hide.

Nothing at all.

Our report shows
that fingerprints

found on the weapon are
not those of the prisoner.

I'm not at all surprised.

Under the
circumstances, Mr. Burke,

we shall release the
prisoner in your custody.

We may require some
further explanations.

Fister, let's go.



Can I have my, uh?

No, you cannot
have your gun back!

Maybe later.


Maybe tomorrow?


Maybe never.

Fister, let's get
the heck out of here.


Mr. Burke, that girl.

The one in the photo on his
desk and in Madigan's wallet.

I'll bet she knows
where the money is.

You've got her
address, go and see her.

Well, it's not that easy.

You have to weasel
information out of a witness.

Well, go ahead and weasel her.


See you later, Mr. B.

are you doing here?

How did you get in here?

Don't excited now.

I, uh, I rang the bell.

Nobody answered,
so I just came in.

I got your address from a
friend of mine and, uh, look.

Do you mind if I ask you
a couple of questions?

Listen, I don't know
anything about anything.

I don't want to know anything.

Please just go away.

It'll just take one
minute of your time.

Just two or three questions.


May I?


One minute.


One minute.

Thank you.


Lumps in the upholstery.

Well, first of all, I'm
not what I appear to be.


That's yes.

I'm, uh, you see,
I'm a federal man.

Federal what?

Federal what?

Federal man.

US government, Washington.

Here's my identification.

That's the one.


Kind of a GI, huh?


Oh you mean G-man?

No, not exactly.

Well, not in the comic
book sense of the word.

I mean, I don't, I don't
go around shooting people.

I thought you were in
jail for murdering someone.



But I'm out now, and I'd like
to ask you a couple questions

if that's all right.

I see.

I suppose you would like to know
something about Mr. Madigan?

Yes, as a matter of fact,
that's exactly right.

Why don't you start
off by telling me where

Mr. Madigan kept his money.

Where do you keep your money?


In my pocket.

Well, I suppose that he
kept his money in his pocket.

Oh, but he had a
million dollars in cash.


Yes, we know that.

That's a fact.

That's not guesswork, ma'am.

That's right.

And we know all about
you too, Mrs. Shaw.

We know about you
and Mr. Madigan.

I see.

We know that relationship.

And what do you know
about me and Mr. Madigan?

We know that, uh, you and he,
that you were his girlfriend,

that he kept you.

I see.

We know that.

That's, that's a fact.

Boy, it's, uh,
it's badly stuffed.

You ought to have it fixed.

Badly stuffed?

This place is a dump!

And you suppose that a
man with a million dollars

would keep his gun
in a place like this?

Yes, well, that may be.

But we know for a
fact that Mr. Madigan

had a million dollars in cash.


I don't know if he had a
million dollars or not,

but even if he had a
penny, I wouldn't touch it.

Now get out!



Yes, out.



What's this?

What is this?

I don't know.

I mean, I don't know.

I found this in Mark's bed.

But I didn't know about this.

Did you find this the morning
after your friend died?


-Then he was here.

He was not here that night.

-He had to here!
-I swear.

He was not.

He was here but you just
didn't know he was here.

Listen, isn't it possible he
might have left you something?


Do know anything that
this key might fit?

Does anybody?

This is Mark.

This is Mr. Fister.

How do you do, Mark?

Hi, Mr. Felster.


Fister, Jason Fister.

Mr. Fister!


Oh boy.

Am I glad to see you.

The cops are after me again.

I've been hiding all day.

LT. ARCO: Buongiorno.


You must like our
police station.

Let's go.

What for?

I haven't done anything.

There hasn't been a machine
gun fired in Rome since 1945.

Until today!

And you were there.

You were driving a car
this man got for you.

I wasn't driving anything.

I was just walking
down the street.

Then some guy took a shot at me.

I thought it was you.

Yeah, right outside
Vicki Shaw's apartment.

Vicki who?

That's just what she said.

Fister who?

Well, I'm going to lock you up.

If only for your own protection.

You attract too much action
for us simple Romans.

Can he do that to me?

I don't know.

But I think I'm on his side.


OK, if that's what
you guys want to play.

That's where we'll play.

But first thing
tomorrow morning, I'm

going to get in
touch with Washington

and we'll see who
can do what to who.

A lot of help you
turned out to be.

That way.

Can I brush my teeth?

I'd like to get my toothbrush.

I mean, if you're going to
put me in jail for nothing,

I'd like to have a pair of
pajamas and brush my teeth.

All right, hurry up.


I can't find my toothbrush!

I can't find anything!


Are you sure you
checked on this guy?



Hey, move fast, Mr. Foster.

Come on, get in!


Don't you worry, Mr Foster.

I'll get you out of here.

You just relax.


Say, how do you know my name?

I know a lot of things.

I've been keeping an eye on
you for a friend of mine.

If they get too close,
you start shooting?

That thing should stop them.

Then that was you this morning?


I missed you, didn't I, buddy?

You must think this
hick town stuff

is pretty tame for a
tough G-man, hey buddy?


Where you going?

Thanks for the ride.

But no.

I know a quiet little place
right around the corner.

You'll see some
real beauties there.

We could have a little talk
and we could have a nice quiet

drink together, hey?

Who did you say you were
keeping an eye on me for?

My friend Mike.

Mike who?

You know there's only one Mike.

Mike Madigan.

Nice, huh?




CONDON: I've been
watching you all day.

I like you, Mr. Foster.

I like you very much.




I hope I didn't hurt you when
I bumped into you last night.

No, you didn't hurt me.

When did you bump
into me last night?

Yeah, over at Mike's.

You know, I couldn't
be seen there.

I just went over there to
get the photograph of Vicki

and a couple of other things.

Oh, I see.

Then I stopped you and
you didn't get them.


I didn't get a chance to.

Then you killed the portiere!

No, that was somebody else.

Some fellow named Red.

He works for Cirini.


Shh, yes.

There is no Red!

Yeah, sure there's a Red.

I was keeping my
eye on the place.

After I saw you leaving, when
Cirini and three other guys

went in.

The portiere went in
next, but in a minute,

Cirini and his boys
came out with Locascio.

He was mad.

He had his hat pulled down
over his eyes and he said,

but why did you cheat me, Red?

Why did you cheat me?

And then Cirini hit
him in the mouth.

And the boys shoved
him in the car.

Oh my gosh!

It's all fault.

No, no, no.

You don't understand.

You were already
gone for 10 minutes.

We got to get the police!


Don't forget about Cirini.

You don't want to get
him mad at you too.

You already got the
cops mad at you.

Hey, Cirini.

I heard that you were in town.

CIRINI: Beat it.

This is Mr. Foster.

-I beg your pardon.


Mr. Cirini.

I said beat it, Condon.


Don't forget what I said.

I like you.

You like me too,
Mr., uh, Cirini.

I'm thinking about that.

Look, you don't know about me.

Oh, yes I do.

Mattio Cirini.

CIRINI: Matteo.


I know all about you
and you have very

interesting income tax returns.

As I said, you
don't know about me.

Not really.

I'm a business man.

A nice fellow like
a stock broker.

I want to do some
business with you.

Well, I don't need any stocks.

If you don't already
know where that money is I

think you might find out soon.

What money, I?

That money never
belonged to Mike Madigan.

It belonged to the boys
and me who worked for it.

Mike just took it back.

For 10 years, we asked
him for our share.

But Mike was stubborn.

He isn't going to be
stubborn any more, is he?

Poor Mike.

The boys and I bought
him a great sendoff.

We're like that.

We do the same for anybody.

Even for you, Mr. Fister.

Are you threatening
me, Mr. Cirini?

No, Mr. Fister.

Years ago when I was in
business, I learned one thing.

You never tell a man when
you're going to hit him.

You try to talk sense with
him, do business with him,

but never tell him
you're going to hit him.

Well, I don't want
to be hit, Mr. Cirini.

But I don't think
I could do business

with you even if I wanted to.

You see, if I don't
like the looks

of a man's income tax
returns, I don't want

to do any because with him.


You're funny, Mr. Fister.

Anyway, I think that you and the
girl know where the money is.

Yes., well, it's important.

Yes, please.

Miss Shaw, I have to
come and see you now.

You have to let me see you.

I know, I know you had nothing
to do with that man who

shot me outside your apartment.

I know that now.


Thank you.

Yes, yes, I'll be right over.

Thank you.


So now this guy Arco
wants to talk to me.

I guess he got the
wrong impression of me

at the beginning.

And Mr. Cirini is sure that
we know where the money is,

so I have to find
a place to hide.

And to top it off,
Condon, your bodyguard,

is probably going to mow me down
for coming up here to see you.

My bodyguard?

I told you I never
had a bodyguard.

Well, anyway.

Where do you think
you can sleep?

I don't know.

You can't sleep here.

I know that.

Mr. Fister?

Mr. Fister?

You're lying on my baseball bat.


You're lying on
my baseball bat.

So that's what it is.

Does my mother
know you're here?

Good morning.

Good morning.

Go and get dressed, Mark.

I'm going to prepared
some breakfast.

The bathroom is there.

You can use my toothbrush.


How did you sleep?

I slept on his baseball bat.

That was pretty
silly, wasn't it?

Are you going to move in here?



Can I try it?

Yes, sure.

It's terrific toast.

You know you shouldn't have
gone to all this trouble.

Nothing really.

Do you have any children?


I like kids, but I've
never been married.

I was married once and
I mean, Mark's father

died a few years ago.

You know, this is
the first time a girl

ever fixed breakfast for me.

No kidding.

No kidding.

Well, I guess I'd
better be going.

Well, good-bye.

Thanks for everything.

Hey, your hands are wet.

Are you nervous?

Little bit.

Look, you better
stay in the house

and keep your door locked
until I find that money.

I don't think
Cirini was kidding.



Can you protect yourself?

I mean, you have a gun?

Well, I did have.

The police took it.

Listen, he left it
here a long time ago.

I hate to have it around.

Thank you.

You know, if there's one
thing I know something about,

it's guns.

I once took a class where
they had a moving target.

They drew a gun on you.

They said that I could outdraw--

Billie the Kid.

Now it's Matt Dillon.

When will you be going back?

I hope soon.

CONDON: You sure walked into
the right spot, Mr. Fister.

Condon, what are
you doing here?

You know what I told you.

You weren't supposed
to go see Vicki.

No, I had to.

It was important.

Hey, get that thing out of
the way, will you please?

I waited and waited and
you stayed there all night.

You know he wouldn't
have liked that.

I mean Mike.

No, I've been trying to
find out about the guys that

killed Mike.

You see those things?

Those are, those are,
those are blood stains.

Listen Condon, that
print over there,

right here, that's
Mike's handprint.

I gotta to kill
you now, Mr. Fister.

No, wait a minute.

No, wait a minute now.

You like me, don't you?

Don't you like me?

Now you said that you like me?

Yeah, I like you.

But I have to do my duty.

Of course, you do.

No, you don't.

No, your duty is to avenge Mike.

That's your duty now.

Get it out of the way.

I wish you'd have
listened to me.

Why didn't you listen to me?

You're a nice young fellow.
-Wait a minute.

Wait a minute, Condon.
Don't be crazy.

Now wait a minute.
Wait a minute.



You're a lousy shot, G-man.

Are you kidding?

I could have put your
eye out if I wanted to.

I don't want to hurt you.


And I don't want to hurt you.


Get out of here!

You better get out of here
before the cops get here,

Mr. Foster.


Yes, I did.

I sent him there.

Mr. Fister is one of the
best men in my department.

He did?

He did!

My gosh.

Miss Martin, put
me on the earliest

transatlantic flight to Rome.

He's legitimate, all right.

His boss says find
him and lock him up

until he gets back to us.

I'll have every
policeman in Rome looking

for him until we find him.

He's a one man crime wave.


Hello Arco.

This is Burke.

My secretary phoned me and said
she had just heard on the radio

that Fister Madigan's
money, had stolen it,

and was hiding from the police.

Is that true?

(LAUGHS) Of course
it's not true.

There is no money.

We know that.

That is the details
are not true.

But it's true that
it was on the radio.

As a matter of fact, it will
be in the papers tomorrow.

Excuse me.


You're excused.

It was an accident.

I heard about you on the radio.

We figured you'd be coming here.

You heard about
what on the radio?

We heard about
you on the radio.


Son of a gun.

I have a better
place to take you.

Well, I guess if you
just want to talk,

my other business can wait.


What'd you do that for?

Are you crazy?

Hey, what do you think,
you're a wise guy?

Let me at him.

Hey, all right, break it up.

Break it up.

All right, Pastori, Easy now.

Good boy.


Good boy.


Look, he's getting away!




I don't know why you make
everything so difficult.

All that nonsense downstairs.

I just wanted to have
a little talk with you.

We just want to talk business.

I am delighted you
have the money.

Now, all we have to talk
about is your commission.

Say 25%?

But I haven't got the money.

--[LAUGHS] Now, that kind
of talk we don't like.

We don't like lies, do we boys?

These boys are very nice fellas.

They are all dedicated
to my happiness.

Aren't you boys?

They're nice, but they'd
kill you in a minute

if you made me unhappy.


I'm a family man.

I couldn't kill a fly.

Show him how you love me, boys.

That should be enough for now.


CIRINI: I could kill a man if
it was a matter of business.

But it would have
to be business.

Like with Madigan
and that lawyer

the boys put in your car.

They were crooks.

You missed a little
just below your lip.

Now, we'll talk business again.

All right, all right.

You win.


We all win.

You still get your
commission, you and the girl.

But I have to take you to it.

I have it hidden.

Brady, go down and see
if the lobby is clear.

Pastori, you go get the car.

Basilio, see if
everything is OK.

Yes, sir.

You think it's OK I
leave you here alone?


We are partners, aren't we?

Besides, nobody would want
to see this thing go off,

would they?

Not me.

I, uh, want to tell
you something, baby.

You better not be
playing with me

or I'll put this
thing in your mouth

and blow a new
part in your hair.

Hey, that's my tooth!



You make one move,
family man, and I'll

clean out your nasal passages.

Now, you do what I tell
you to do when I tell you.

OK, one wrong move by any
of you, and this guy's head

is going to be a wind tunnel.

Do what he says, you hear.

Now, I'm going to get
some transportation.

Now, I'm going to stop a
car and when I get in it,

you take off like the
wind, because I'm going

to start shooting at your boss.
-Do it.

He's crazy!

If they get too close,
you spray them with this.

We can't let him get away.

Not after 10 years of waiting.


What's he doing here?

He didn't want to
come along and help,

so I had to bring him.

What are you doing here?

Oh boy, oh boy.

What are you and this
mad man trying to?

Get us all killed?

I'll explain it to you later.




Now, now, Lt. Arco,
it can't get any worse.

They're having a machine
gun battle on Via Veneto.

This thing's no good!

Put that thing away.


Don't shoot any more.

I don't have to.

I just knocked out
one of their tires.

Hey, that's good.

We disappear.

We'll break up.

Pastori, you get to the
girl's flat and watch it.

Basilio, you keep

an eye on Fister's apartment.

If anything happens, call me
at the apartment immediately.

I'll be waiting.

Now scram.

You sure tied him
up tight enough.


Pretty good, eh?

I used to sneak into Boy Scouts
meetings when I was a kid.

What do we do now, boss?


Yeah, he could have killed me.

Could have put my eye out.

But he didn't.

I like him.

We got to get over to Vicki's,
and make sure she's safe,

and then we got to
get her out of there.

What about the police?

Well, I think they got us
into this in the first place.

Well, that was a
pretty rough thing

to do, putting out the news
that you had the money.

Well, we've got
to get over there.

Are you going to
come with us or not?

Well, she is an
American citizen.

I guess I should tag along
to see that she's all right.

But that's all I'm going to do.

Tag along.

OK, come on.

When you swipe a guy's
cab, the least you can do

is return it to him.

Yes sir, Burke just
walked up, and now

he's going in the apartment.


He'll come out with
her in a few minutes

and take her to see Fister.

You get back there
and follow them.

Yes, call me again.

All right.

Good bye.

Here they come.

Now, see if you
can fix it so I can

have a minute alone with her.

I'm sorry I had to
make you come here,

but I can't go near
your apartment.

I only came because
I heard on the radio

that you are supposed
to have lots of money.

I was very scared.

I had to leave my boy
with some friends of mine.

I'll explain.

Do you know Condon?

I've heard of him.

I've been looking
after you, honey.

I have to go wash my hands.

Want to go with me?

Not really.

Unless you insist.

Yes, I insist.

Come on.

You want to sit down?

I just wanted us to
be alone for a minute.

There's a few things
I want to tell you.

I want you to know that I
didn't do it on purpose.

I wouldn't do that to you.

I believe you.

So I guess I'll be
leaving Rome tomorrow.

So now you're convinced
the money's not here.

No, I don't.

But I guess I'm just not the
guy that's going to find it.

I haven't known you for very
long, but I'm very fond of you.

And I, Mark, he's a nice boy.

I just wish that we had met
on different circumstances,

that you hadn't.

You wish that I'd never been
Madigan's girl, don't you?

Why don't you say so?

No, no, no, that's
not what I meant.

I meant that, that,
that you hadn't, well,

that I hadn't been such a
boob, and gotten into so

much trouble around here.

So that, so then maybe
you could like me.

That's what I meant.

I don't even know what your
relationship with Madigan is.

Well, I was Madigan's girl.

I was his girl for years.

Madigan was my father.

I hate what he did.

I loved him in
spite of everything.

See, you know he came to see us
because he was afraid that some

of his enemies would hurt us.

Then when Mark's father died,
he asked us to live with him.

That's it.


I have nothing to be ashamed of.

BURKE: We have to go, Fister.

We were just saying good-bye.

I guess I'll have to leave
Rome in the morning, huh?

That's right.

Then you'll have to
find the money yourself.

Here's where it was.

I guess that's a key to
Madigan's filing cabinet

and that's a card
with a message telling

Vicki how to find the money.

BURKE: You know you're right.

It's in the filing cabinet.

Let's go get it!

Not there anymore.

I just came from there.

It's gone.

But it must be there.

Let's give it
another try, right?



You see, it's empty.

You didn't expect to find
a million dollars in there,

did you?

Well, I expect
to find something.

Well, we tried.

Wait a minute!






V, V, V. Vicki, it's in
a box under the sign.

It's yours only, Dad.

We go to the lot.


Hurry, get in!
-No really.

I'd rather not.

Don't be silly.

It's worth it!

All right, come on.

We'll drop you off.
-No, no, no.

Really, I want to go home.

Condon, you go with her.

All right, all right,
all right, all right,

all right, all right, listen.

Be careful though.
I'll met you at the flat later.

Come on, you guys.
Get in the cab.

See you later, OK?


FISTER: Mr. Burke.

Mr. Burke, ask him
to phone Lt. Arco

and tell him that we're here.

BURKE: Are you kidding?

He's looking for you.

FISTER: In five minutes
I hope he finds me.


Well, here we are.

What do we do now?

We get the money.


On the scaffold there,
underneath the billboard.

Do you see it?

I think so.

Come on Burke.

This is it.

This has got to be it.

That's it!

That's it!

We found it!

We found it.

Now, I got to ask you like a
good pal to throw it down here.

Cut out the
foolishness, Condon.

I haven't got the time.

No, you read Mike's message.

I ain't fooling Fister.

That money belongs
to, belongs to Vicki.

We'll talk it over later, OK?

No, Mr. Fister.

If you don't give me the
money without no trouble,

I gotta kill you fellas
and take it away from you.

Maybe I have to kill you anyway.

You better drop
your guns Condon.

Cirini and his boys
are right behind you.

Look, you don't think
I'm that stupid, do you?

To fall for that old joke?


That was just to show you
we mean business, Fister.

Now, throw the box down and
lie down on the platform.

Either throw it down Fister or
we'll come up there and kill

you and get it ourselves.

OK, OK, take it easy.

Here it comes.

OK, who's going to
shoot first, huh?

Are you nuts?

Throw that gun down
and throw the box down.

No, I'm not nuts.

For two days now, I've been shot
at, chased, arrested, beat up,

threatened, and I'm tired of it.


Who's going to shoot first?

This money's going back
to Washington, Cirini.


If that's the way you want it.

Let him have it.

Burke, down.


CIRINI: Take cover.

You're better than Matt Dillon.

CIRINI: Can you see him?

BASILIO: Not too good.

CIRINI: Let him have it.

He's just a lucky shot.





What happened?

I think I got another gun.



OK, wise guy.

I don't like to use a woman.

Now, throw it down
and be done with it.

Don't be silly!

Geromano, bring her here.

Get down.

That's just what
he wants you do to.

CIRINI: Now, throw
your guns down.

We only had one.

Throw it down!

Now the money.

Please do it.

I don't care about the money.

Please do it!

If she opens her mouth
again, slap it shut.

Now the money.

Give me the money!

He wants the money.

Now what's all this stuff about
there not being any money?



You are under arrest!

The safety of Italy demands
that he be restricted

by any means possible.

He saved my life.

I was there.

Yeah, well I'm going to
try and save my sanity.

Come on.

Wait a minute, wait a minute!

I demand the right
to talk to my girl.

Your what?

My girl.

Oh, well, we Italians are not
savages about such matters.

In private.

I'm sorry I had to say
that you were my girl,

but I wanted to
make sure I could,

that you let me say
good-bye to you.

It's all right.

I don't mind.

You don't?


So maybe when I get out of
jail, we can talk about it?


I got a pretty
good job you know.

And I'm Vicki, I'm single.

Maybe you can come with Mark to
Washington, visit for a while.

They've got a
terrific museum there.

I like you.

I don't know how
to say I like you.

You're very nice.

We'll get you out
of these things

just as soon as
we get down town.

Your boss, a man named Ogilvie
just arrived at the airport.


I'll be delighted to see him.

I'm on my way, Mrs. Fister.


Wait for me Jason!