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McQ (1974)

Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department.

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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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6 February 1974 (USA)  »

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Detektiv McQ  »

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$9,280,710, 31 December 1974
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The "hospital" where the drug heist takes place, was on Beacon Hill in Seattle. It was built in 1932 by the U.S. government as a Marine hospital, and became a Public Health Service Hospital until recently, when Amazon.com took it over and revamped it for it's Seattle headquarters until 2010. The building is called the Pac-Med Building and it's listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. See more »

Goofs

In the beach chase, when McQ veers right behind the big rock, when he comes out, the stunt driver can be clearly seen, and it is not John Wayne. See more »

Quotes

McQ: Elaine, I need $5000.
Elaine: I hope it's for a woman.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) See more »

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A good 1970's crime drama
9 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

McQ is being shown currently by a certain cable network. Very fun and entertaining to see this genre of movie, as it hardly exists today. John Wayne was very good as a near-retirement cop, but this movie definitely has a 1970's feel. From the cool and groovy instrumental soundtrack, to the chase scenes, this is a film that just isn't made anymore. The Seattle locale was used very effectively, and was different from what most movie-goers had been used to seeing. (Of course, now, with Canada taking over a lot of location shooting, it doesn't look that foreign today.) Seattle looked quite a bit different 30+ years ago, but just excellent location shooting! If you like this genre, and you like the Duke, this is a must-see!


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