When Bonnie Foster shoots her ex-boyfriend, the boss of a trucking company, and flees to Oklahoma with McCloud, the trucking company's goons send an entire fleet after them along with numerous Oklahoma state troopers eager to avenge the goons' murder of a cop. Written by
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On initial broadcast, this episode was shortened by 5 minutes to make room for a political program at the end. When it was rerun in June 1977, it had a higher rating and a much higher placing (No. 15) than it did on the initial broadcast. (This is the only episode to air both the original and the repeat in a later time slot than the regular "Sunday Mystery Movie," which normally ran before "The Big Event." Some of the original episodes were shown as the back ends of "Sunday Mystery Movie" double features, strictly throwaways.) See more
When McCloud and Broadhurst stop for gas after arriving in Oklahoma City, they are shown surrounded by a series of moderate hills. Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City County are flat. To get any significant rise in terrain, you have to travel 200 to 250 miles West of Oklahoma City. See more
You're a cog in Clifford's machinery! You're the butt end of his cigar!
Sergeant Joe Broadhurst
I'm gonna make you eat those words, McCloud. Every one!
References North by Northwest