McCloud (1970–1977)

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Sam McCloud is a rustic country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach to nab the bad guys.

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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 Sam McCloud (46 episodes, 1970-1977)
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 Peter B. Clifford (45 episodes, 1970-1977)
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 Sergeant Joe Broadhurst / ... (41 episodes, 1970-1977)
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Sam McCloud is a Deputy U.S. Marshal from Taos, New Mexico. He goes to New York to find an escaped criminal, and there falls for reporter Chris Coughlin, who is the cousin of the deputy police commissioner. After he tracks the criminal down, Chris convinces her cousin to request that Sam be assigned to temporary duty with the NYPD, to learn modern police methods. He is assigned to the detective bureau headed by Chief Peter B. Clifford, who is less than thrilled with having McCloud under his command and gives him nothing but menial duties, but Sam always winds up deep in homicides, drug busts and various other major crimes, often helped out by Sgt. Joe Broadhurst, and solves them using a combination of good police work and good old country know-how. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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The toughest cowboy to ever take on the mean streets of New York.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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16 September 1970 (USA)  »

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(20 episodes) | (6 episodes) | (19 episodes)

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For the first two seasons, music (including the theme) was composed by David Shire in a strongly country-music fashion. During the third season, there was no regular composer, with four different closing themes used in five episodes. The main title theme used in most openings and all closings from "Butch Cassidy Rides Again" (episode 4.1) was never given screen credit, but its resemblance to other scores in the fourth season suggests that Frank De Vol (My Three Sons, The Brady Bunch, Fernwood 2Night) composed all or most of the theme. The theme is somewhat similar in a driving beat to others which series producer Glen A. Larson composed for later series such as Switch and Sword of Justice. See more »

Quotes

Peter B. Clifford: He's got an arrest record that goes back to the crib... he's a psychopathic killer.
Sam McCloud: Well, I'll try and stay on his good side.
Peter B. Clifford: He doesn't have a good side!
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When Gunsmoke Meets Kojak
1 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the funnest detective shows in the history of television. Dennis Weaver went from being the country bumpkin deputy Chester on "Gunsmoke" to what became his defining role as Marshall Sam McCloud. I especially loved the fact that it never took itself seriously as most shows of this type did. I'm just sorry that it never was spun off onto its own separate series as this show was definitely a classic.


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