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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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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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The cop no one can stop. Even the cops. [DVD] See more »


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Originally intended as a vehicle for Steve McQueen. It was heavily rewritten for John Wayne. See more »

Goofs

When Stan Boyle (William Bryant) parks the car he used to kill the cops from in the used car lot, he reaches out the window to open the car door while wearing gloves, and then takes the gloves off, puts them in the leather pouch with the gun, and puts his hand on the steering wheel to steady himself while getting out of the car. Since he was wearing gloves, it would not matter whether he used the inside door handle, so there was no reason to reach through the window to use the outside handle. Also, since he had taken the gloves off, he should not have touched the steering wheel with his hand and fingers. A veteran cop would have known these things, and more than likely would have kept the gloves on until after he passed the car lot's chain link fence, which he also touches with his bare hand/fingertips on the way out. See more »

Quotes

Det. Lt. Lon McQ: Elaine, I need $5000.
Elaine: I hope it's for a woman.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Can't Stop the Music (2014) See more »

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Glad Wayne took the role!
28 September 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I think it took some guts on John Wayne's part to do these kind of roles late in his career, roles like "McQ" and "Brannigan" instead of playing it safe and giving his long term fans more of what they expected of Wayne(The War film or Western) I felt Wayne pulled off the role quite well even at his advanced age! I thought the basic message of this film was that everybody has a price, not at all unusual a theme for a 70's film. It was nice to see John Wayne in such a contemporary themed film. Of course he would of been great as "Dirty Harry" but I'm glad Wayne met the modern times with films like this and "Brannigan". I LOVED the chases and lingo here!! If I had to choose my favorite film between "McQ" and "Brannigan", I would say "Brannigan" by a very very *slim* margin because I feel it has aged a bit better because there's more humor in "Brannigan" than "McQ". However that doesn't make this film any less worthy of a entertaining view by the fan of John Wayne or the casual film viewer. *** out of a possible **** stars!


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