A woman takes off for Mexico after apparently killing her sister's murderer, but she is actually seeking the hit man who killed them both. McCloud is assigned to escort her back to New York.

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Ann Lassiter
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A woman takes off for Mexico after apparently killing her sister's murderer, but she is actually seeking the hit man who killed them both. McCloud is assigned to escort her back to New York.

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26 January 1975 (USA)  »

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When Broadhurst held the picture frame, it wasn't held so that the viewer could see the photo; only in close up was it visible. This was presumably done to hide the fact they hadn't yet made a photo of her in the different colored wig, revealing that the photo was not prepared until after the scenes were shot. See more »

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Peter B. Clifford: Explain one thing to me McCloud. Why am I chained to this character while you get to enjoy Miss Lassister's company?
Sam McCloud: Just to be on the safe side, Chief. Everybody knows that he won't get away from you.
Sam McCloud: Clifford
[Imating McCloud]
Sam McCloud: Uh-huh. There ya go.
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References McCloud: The Colorado Cattle Caper (1974) See more »

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Good location scenery and a 'classic' twist
5 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode of "McCloud," the cowboy cop (played by Dennis Weaver) pursues an alleged murderer from New York to Mexico City. This fugitive happens to be a beautiful woman, and innocent to boot, so McCloud soon gets more personally involved than he had planned to be. Mariette Hartley plays the lady in question, and Clu Gulager plays the real killer, who must be unmasked and brought to justice to clear the lady's name.

It's fun to see McCloud in action outside the Big Apple. Being from New Mexico, the character knows Spanish and uses a lot of it in communicating with his Mexican hosts. That adds a touch of authenticity. Mexican tourist sites also play an important role in the action.

"McCloud" was usually less about classic mystery than about adventure and suspense. This episode is no exception. The audience knows the truth from the beginning, and the fun is in watching McCloud figure it out for himself.

I'll bet I'm not the first person to notice that this TV movie has clear echoes of the classic 1938 film "Trade Winds." I know that two movies about a man pursuing a female fugitive overseas are bound to be somewhat similar, and the story lines are mostly different. But too many of the distinctive little touches are the same. It's not a ripoff at all, but a kind of hidden homage that I really like. Watch both pictures from beginning to end and see if you agree with me.


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