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McQ -- A police lieutenant resigns from the force to track down some big dope dealers involved in killing a couple of police officers.
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Director:
Writer:
Lawrence Roman (written by)
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Release Date:
6 February 1974 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The cop no one can stop. Even the cops. [DVD] See more »
Plot:
Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Wayne's weirdest role since Genghis Khan! See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... McQ

Eddie Albert ... Kosterman

Diana Muldaur ... Lois

Colleen Dewhurst ... Myra

Clu Gulager ... Toms

David Huddleston ... Pinky

Julian Christopher ... J.C. (as Jim Watkins)

Al Lettieri ... 'Santiago'

Julie Adams ... Elaine

Roger E. Mosley ... Rosey
William Bryant ... Stan Boyle
Richard Kelton ... Radical
Joe Tornatore ... Freddy LaSalle
Dick Friel ... Bob Mahoney
Richard Eastham ... Walter Forrester
Fred Waugh ... Bodyguard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Buck ... Grogan (uncredited)
Leslie Carlson ... Radical (uncredited)
Robert Dietrich ... 1st Heistman (uncredited)
Matt Donovick ... 2nd Heistman (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Harry (uncredited)
Azizi Johari ... Hot Dog Girl at Snack Bar (uncredited)
James Johnson ... 1st Patrol Car Officer (uncredited)
Gary Lynn ... 1st Patrol Car Officer (uncredited)
Arthur Mason ... Sal (uncredited)
Steve McDonald ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Cynthia Mitchell ... 2nd Fox (uncredited)
Steve Moriarty ... Hospital Orderly / Driver (uncredited)
John Price ... Punk Kid (uncredited)
Eugene Rice ... Workman (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Marvin Rosand ... Property Officer (uncredited)
Kim Sanford ... Ginger (uncredited)
George Selvidge ... Commissioner (uncredited)
Steve Singer ... Emergency Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sturges 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Roman (written by)

Produced by
Arthur Gardner .... producer
Jules V. Levy .... producer (as Jules Levy)
Lawrence Roman .... co-producer
Michael Wayne .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler  (as William Ziegler)
 
Casting by
Nessa Hyams 
Ross Brown (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Walter M. Simonds  (as Walter Simonds)
 
Set Decoration by
Anthony C. Montenaro  (as Tony Montenaro)
 
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (as Joe Di Bella)
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (as David Grayson)
Mary Skolnik .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael S. Glick .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... second assistant director
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... second unit director (as Ron R. Rondell)
Ric Rondell .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry Graham .... property master
Gary F. Kieldrup .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Bob McLing .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tex Rudloff .... re-recordist
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound
Pat Mitchell .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Paul Stewart .... first assistant special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Bass .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Waugh .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
Bernie Abramson .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Alex Barraza .... second grip (uncredited)
James Dean .... crab dolly (uncredited)
Clifford Hutchison .... gaffer (uncredited)
Richard Craig Meinardus .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lawrence E. Peets .... electrical assistant (uncredited)
Charles J. Renaud .... key grip (uncredited)
Phil Segura .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Spence .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Bob Stradling .... additional assistant camera (uncredited)
Dave Sutton .... special still photographer (uncredited)
Richard Tim Vanik .... camera operator (uncredited)
E.C. Wooten .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Richard Downs .... assistant casting: Seattle (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luster Bayless .... wardrobe
Agnes G. Henry .... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James D. Brubaker .... transportation coordinator (as James Brubaker)
George Alden .... driver (uncredited)
Edward Baken .... driver (uncredited)
Barney Fotheringham .... driver (uncredited)
William Charles Hauer .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Millard Lemmon .... driver: cook (uncredited)
Gerald R. Molen .... driver (uncredited)
Urs Stalder .... driver: Cinemobile (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title
John Franco .... script supervisor
Thomas John Kane .... assistant to producers (as Thomas J. Kane)
Robert L. Levy .... production coordinator (as Robert Levy)
Emma Allen .... secretary to executive producer (uncredited)
Missy Alpern .... production secretary (uncredited)
Edward Arnold .... location auditor (uncredited)
Jack Casey .... unit publicist (uncredited)
June Foray .... voice: disk jockey, various (uncredited)
Rolly Harper .... caterer (uncredited)
Marvin Margulies .... auditor: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
Kathy Rowe .... secretary to director (uncredited)
Rob Thompson .... legman: Seattle (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
111 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (1974) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1988) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Trivia:
Sneak previewed in Seattle, Washington, where the production was filmed, on 4 January 1974.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After McQ finishes his visit to his ex-wife, her husband and his daughter he turns around and begins to walk away. He doesn't stay on the sidewalk but cuts across the grass. Walking sounds are dubbed in here of someone walking on a hard surface that would not be made by someone walking on grass.See more »
Quotes:
Police Officer:What's going on here?
Det. Lt. Lon McQ:[after punching a radical who insulted him] Bumped his knee on a chair.
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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Wayne's weirdest role since Genghis Khan!, 10 January 2000
Author: David Atfield (bits@alphalink.com.au) from Canberra, Australia

The elderly John Wayne as a Dirty Harry type renegade cop? It's hard to accept him in the seedy underworld of the 1970's - he seems a creature from another world, certainly another time. But this incongruity is the most interesting thing about this tired, cliched "corrupt cops and drugs" yarn, with its obligatory car chases and violence.

There is one scene though that shows how good an actor the Duke had become, and how well he may have responded to better material. That is the superb scene he has with the magnificent Colleen Dewhurst - a scene heavy with sexual tension and sub-text. Did he ever make a straight drama? This scene shows that he certainly could have. I am thankful that they cut away before the sex though - I don't think I could have taken seeing Wayne humiliate himself with the usual bare-assed seventies gratuitous sex scene!

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