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 ... See full summary »


(as Steven H. Stern)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Foster
Andy Kline
Sheriff Matheson
Harry 'Steam Hammer' McNair
Pete Stern
Charlie Watson
Big Mama
Joe LaDue ...
Carl Griffin
Tracy Reed ...
Ed Call ...
Gilbert Green ...
Jack Straker
Chuck Morrell ...
Johnny Foster


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 Peter Harris

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Release Date:

24 October 1976 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


Sam McCloud: 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!
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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That's a 10/4 Good Buddy
3 June 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the McCloud episodes I remember best when they were first run was this one where Dennis Weaver goes to Oklahoma chasing after Leigh Taylor-Young who shot her old boyfriend and boss Gilbert Green because he was trying to kill her. Green is the president of a trucking company who's been dipping into the union pension fund and she witnessed the murder of an accountant.

I have to say that Chief Clifford was more obtuse than usual in this story. He assigns Terry Carter to stick to Weaver like glue and it nearly gets Carter killed. It also gets to Oklahoma sheriff's deputies killed and there's an equally obtuse sheriff in Richard Jaeckel who wants Weaver and Taylor-Young in dead or alive because he believes a fellow law enforcement officer did the deed instead of Green's hired goons Geoffrey Lewis and John Quade.

This one really has McCloud and his quarry running for cover. Not only is the Oklahoma law looking for him but also Lewis and Quade have their own army of truckers led by Vic Tayback on the lookout. With their CB radios and the fact that both the truckers and the goons can listen in on police calls it makes it a real interesting experience on those Sooner state highways.

Have to also give praise to Dennis Burkley who turned in a real nice performance as another of the truckers Big Mama. He gives quite an experience to the visiting J.D. Cannon from New York.

One McCloud to enjoy.

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