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16 September 1970 (USA) See more »
The toughest cowboy to ever take on the mean streets of New York.
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. Full summary »
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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This show got it idea from that Eastwood movie! See more (9 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 81)

Dennis Weaver ... Sam McCloud (46 episodes, 1970-1977)

J.D. Cannon ... Peter B. Clifford (45 episodes, 1970-1977)

Terry Carter ... Sergeant Joe Broadhurst / ... (41 episodes, 1970-1977)

Series Directed by
Bruce Kessler (7 episodes, 1970-1977)
Russ Mayberry (7 episodes, 1970-1975)
Lou Antonio (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
E.W. Swackhamer (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Douglas Heyes (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jack Smight (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Barry Shear (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ron Satlof (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Writing credits
Herman Miller (45 episodes, 1970-1977)
Glen A. Larson (11 episodes, 1970-1977)
Lou Shaw (8 episodes, 1974-1976)
Peter Allan Fields (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Gleason (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
Michael Sloan (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Matthew Howard (2 episodes, 1970)
Leslie Stevens (2 episodes, 1970)
Jimmy Sangster (2 episodes, 1974)

Francesca Turner (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer / producer (37 episodes, 1970-1977)
Ron Satlof .... producer / supervising producer / ... (23 episodes, 1974-1977)
Winrich Kolbe .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1974-1976)
Michael Gleason .... producer / supervising producer (11 episodes, 1972-1974)
Peter Allan Fields .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Dean Hargrove .... producer (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lou Shaw .... producer (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bill Egan .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1970)
Leslie Stevens .... executive producer / producer (6 episodes, 1970)
Gilbert Bettman Jr. .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Arthur E. McLaird .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Michael Sloan .... producer (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Herbert Wright .... associate producer / executive producer / ... (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Original Music by
Stu Phillips (13 episodes, 1973-1976)
David Shire (7 episodes, 1970)
Dick DeBenedictis (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Billy Goldenberg (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lee Holdridge (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Frank De Vol (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Series Cinematography by
Ben Colman (7 episodes, 1970-1975)
John M. Stephens (7 episodes, 1970-1973)
William Margulies (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
William Cronjager (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Alric Edens (2 episodes, 1974)
Sol Negrin (2 episodes, 1974)

Ronald W. Browne (unknown episodes)
Gabriel Torres (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Robert L. Kimble (5 episodes, 1970)
Michael Berman (5 episodes, 1973-1976)
Bob Kagey (4 episodes, 1970)
Robert Watts (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jean Jacques Berthelot (3 episodes, 1970)
Byron 'Buzz' Brandt (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Carl Pingitore (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Kaufman (2 episodes, 1972)
Chuck McClelland (2 episodes, 1973-1974)

Edward Haire (unknown episodes)
George R. Rohrs (unknown episodes)
John F. Schreyer (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Joe Scully (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Alexander A. Mayer (13 episodes, 1972-1975)
William H. Tuntke (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
George C. Webb (6 episodes, 1970)
Allen E. Smith (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph J. Stone (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
Claire P. Brown (9 episodes, 1973-1975)
Series Costume Design by
Burton Miller (10 episodes, 1972-1974)
Richard Hopper (5 episodes, 1970)
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1970)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1970)
Series Production Management
Jack Terry .... unit manager (9 episodes, 1972-1974)
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit manager / unit production manager (5 episodes, 1970)
Edward K. Dodds .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Harker Wade .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Watt .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1971-1975)
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
James A. Westman .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harker Wade .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1970)
William J. Hole Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1971)
Victor Vallejo .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jack Barry .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Saunders .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1974)

Scott U. Adam .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Michael Behrman .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Carl Beringer .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
William Holbrook .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Ronald Martinez .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Edward E. Vaughan .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Edwin S. Hall .... sound / sound editor (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
John Erlinger .... sound / sound editor (8 episodes, 1973-1975)
John K. Kean .... sound (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jean G. Valentino .... sound / sound editor (2 episodes, 1970)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (2 episodes, 1972)
Albert D. Cuesta .... sound / sound editor (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

José B. Carles .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Brian Courcier .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (unknown episodes)
Thomas McMullen .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Robert J. Miller .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
James F. Rogers .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Jerry Smith .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects (1 episode, 1971)
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

Denny Arnold .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lightning Bear .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Fred Carson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bill Catching .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Howard Curtis .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Carol Daniels .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James W. Gavin .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Herron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Winburn .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Michael Simpson .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... costumes (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Burton Miller .... costumes / costumes: women (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Richard Hopper .... costumes (2 episodes, 1971)

James Kessler .... costumes (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (30 episodes, 1970-1975)
Steve Johnson .... colorist / colorist: remaster verson (11 episodes, 1970-1972)
Series Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: "Mystery Movie" theme / composer: Mystery Movie Theme / ... (39 episodes, 1971-1977)
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (19 episodes, 1972-1975)

Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Al Teeter .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Gerald Tueber .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... driver (5 episodes, 1970)
Series Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles (26 episodes, 1971-1975)
Winrich Kolbe .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1974)

Michael Sloan .... story editor (unknown 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 »
Sam McCloud:If I was you, I'd find a trail out o' here before ya get me riled up.See more »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
This show got it idea from that Eastwood movie!, 9 July 2004
Author: mm-39 from Winnipeg

I love this show as a young child, maybe not as much as "Happy Days", but alot. I seen re-runs of "Happy Days" and what a waste of time except for the first 2 seasons before the Fonz turn 70, and Richie looked like a father of 2. "McCloud" I saw a few years back on A&E and was surprised to see how well the show aged. I still laughed, and found the show tv-ish; entertaining but got a little formualted after a while. How often can the cheif get upset, and his folk manner became too much. The guy from BSG is on this show, as well a few notable guest like John Denver. The show were McCloud is in Australia is the best. There is another episode were Richard Dawson plays a mean one. I wonder if Arnold was in any episodes. This show must of got its idea from that Eastwood movie.

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