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McQ (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  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
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J.C. (as Jim Watkins)
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'Santiago'
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Elaine
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William Bryant ...
Stan Boyle
Richard Kelton ...
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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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The cop no one can stop. Even the cops. [DVD] See more »


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This movie was previewed at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts following a Harvard Lampoon roast for John Wayne at the event. He was presented with a replica of pawn balls called The Brass Balls Award. See more »

Goofs

At the concession stand, McQ shows Rosey "five bills" in the newspaper then folds the paper closed. Cut to a different angle and the paper is slightly open and the bills are visible. Cut back to the first angle and the paper is closed again. See more »

Quotes

Det. Lt. Lon McQ: [on the phone] Rosie, it's me; I need...
[Rosie hangs up]
Pinky: All your snitches'll dry up on you now 'cause they know you can't deal any more.
Det. Lt. Lon McQ: We'll see about that.
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Finally caught this film - glad I did
2 February 2007 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

I was happy I'd had a particularly busy week, and decided to "veg-out" for a while early Friday afternoon. As a result, noticed this being run on AMC at a time I normally wouldn't have watched.

For some reason, this is one of the Duke's film which I'd missed earlier, and had never taped or rented. (It also reminded me of how infrequently one saw him on-screen in contemporary, civilian attire.)

One of his later films, not many years before his illness and death, he seemed surprisingly spry and energetic at age 67. And the story was interesting (from the start to the end) and gripping, and the remaining actors well-cast and excellent.

With John Wayne now gone for more than 30 years, it's particularly nostalgic and enjoyable to watch one of his movies you haven't seen before.

This may not quite be a 10* flick, if one were rating in a contemporary fashion. But for the above reasons, I enjoyed it at this level today.


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