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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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Elaine
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Rosey
William Bryant ...
Stan Boyle
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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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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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Although he had occasionally played sheriffs and law-men in his many Westerns, this was one of only two movies of John Wayne's career in which he played a cop. See more »

Goofs

When following the laundry van McQ's car takes a short cut over very dusty ground, it re-enters the highway covered in dust. Just before entering the tunnel there is an overhead shot of the car where it is very clean, once out of the tunnel the car is dusty again. See more »

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[McQ witnesses a robbery in which the crooks get away in a green and yellow laundry van. McQ chases the van in his Pontiac Firebird, roaring through back alleys and crowded civilian streets, and up the Interstate highway. He finally forces the van off the road, only to find that he has pulled over an empty, identical green and yellow laundry van from the same company]
Det. Lt. Lon McQ: Who are you working for?
Laundry Delivery Man: [horrified] I... I work for the laundry!
Det. Lt. Lon McQ: Well, why'd you blast through those stop signs?
Laundry Delivery Man: Well, the way ...
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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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