Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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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