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McQ (1974)

 -  Action | Drama | Crime  -  6 February 1974 (USA)
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Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.

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McQ
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Kosterman
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Lois
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Myra
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Toms
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Pinky
Julian Christopher ...
J.C. (as Jim Watkins)
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Elaine
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Rosey
William Bryant ...
Stan Boyle
Richard Kelton ...
Radical
Joe Tornatore ...
Freddy LaSalle
Dick Friel ...
Bob Mahoney
Richard Eastham ...
Walter Forrester
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Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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McQ-he's a busted cop, his gun is unlicensed, his methods are unlawful and his story is incredible! See more »

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Action | Drama | Crime

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PG | See all certifications »

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This is the only movie that western-director John Sturges and cowboy-actor John Wayne made together. See more »

Goofs

After McQ finishes his visit to his ex-wife, her husband and his daughter he turns around and begins to walk away. He doesn't stay on the sidewalk but cuts across the grass. Walking sounds are dubbed in here of someone walking on a hard surface that would not be made by someone walking on grass. See more »

Quotes

Kosterman: Lon, I know you. I'm not gonna stand for you making up your own rules. You're not going to pull that Mickey Peters thing again!
Det. Lt. Lon McQ: Peters was a hood and everybody knew it!
Kosterman: Yeah, and you weren't satisfied with throwing him up on the roof! You had to go up there and throw him back down! Six months in the hospital! Four lawyers screaming about his civil rights!
Det. Lt. Lon McQ: Well, it kept him off the streets, didn't it?
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Why all the negatives?
5 February 1999 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

I just saw McQ for the first time in a while and I still don't understand where all the harsh criticism comes from. Was John Wayne such an incredible actor that if he comes out with an ok effort it's looked at as crap? I'll admit this movie was not an academy award winner, but it really was quite enjoyable. I liked seeing Wayne in something different. He actually did a decent job as the tough cop who went up against drugs and corruption. In contrast to reviews I've read I really don't see as much sameness to some other movies of the time e.g. "Dirty Harry." It dealt with its own issues and had a fine supporting cast. As far as actioners go I think this one holds its own and turns out to be a pretty fun "Duker."


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