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McQ (1974)

 -  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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Kosterman
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Myra
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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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Trivia

The film is noted for introducing the infamous MAC-10 submachine gun to the general public and creating a demand for it. 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

Pinky: [as McQ fills out paperwork to become a PI] Kosterman's gonna be awful mad.
Det. Lt. Lon McQ: [smiling broadly] Yeah...
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Edited into La classe américaine (1993) 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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