Wściekły

Directed by Roman Załuski

“Wściekły / Mad Dog” was made by Roman Załuski in 1979, based on a short story by Jerzy R. Milicz. The film had its première in 1980. It is the story of an investigation conducted by Captain Bogdan Zawada, the main protagonist in the film, played by Bronisław Cieślak.

Many shoots were done in Toruń

The following locations in Toruń were used in the film

  • The Main Railway Station in Toruń
  • A panorama of the Old Town seen from the helicopter in which the main protagonist arrives in Toruń
  • The airport in Toruń
  • Ul. Przedzamcze, which in the film was transformed into “ul. Lipowa”
  • Hotel Polonia (in the film it is “Hotel Piast”)
  • Ul. Chełmińska (at the time it was ul. Dzierżyńskiego)

Titbits

  • Playing an episodic role in the film, we can see Toruń native Bogusław Linda.
  • In the film,  Captain Zawada drives a Fiat 125P, with a licence plate registered in Toruń.
  • For a brief moment, we see a man in the film, reading the Nowości daily newspaper published in Toruń. The scene was shot at “Hotel Piast”.
  • The film was also shot on other locations, for example Opole, Kraków, Warszawa, and Wrocław

Information on the film

Wściekły / Mad Dog

Poland 1979, 94′

Directed by: Roman Załuski

Screenplay: Roman Załuski

Cinematography: Janusz Pawłowski

Music: Jerzy Matula

Produced by: Zespół Filmowy Iluzjon

Cast: Bronisław Cieślak, Barbara Brylska, Liliana Głąbczyńska, Halina Gryglaszewska, Ewa Kania, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Bogusław Linda, and others.

Important people

Bogusław Linda

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