McCloud (1970–1977)
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The Day New York Turned Blue 

The third "Alamo" episode has a blizzard and a police walkout endangering the life of a protected Mob witness in the lockup, while outside a prostitute paints her customers blue!

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B.B. Murchison
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Fred Pearson
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The third "Alamo" episode has a blizzard and a police walkout endangering the life of a protected Mob witness in the lockup, while outside a prostitute paints her customers blue!

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22 February 1976 (USA)  »

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Hafernon is asked, "Did you find the president you misplaced?" This was an oblique reference to Jimmy Hoffa, who was the president of the Teamsters Union, who mysteriously disappeared 9 months before this was originally broadcast. Hoffa has never been found. See more »

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When McCloud and Broadhurst receive the burglary call in their car it is snowing on them as they drive. But in the next stock photography of the police car going down the street there is no snow. See more »

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Mr. Constantine: What's gonna happen in this next hour is gonna make St. Valentine's day seem like a church picnic in Central Park.
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Structured like Crash, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia
28 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This McCloud episode could have been a film, it has an excellent roster of guest stars and a number of different plot elements that are intertwined in a very tight script. Not to mention some great turns by the regulars.

One element is the rescue and apprehension of potential mob witness Gig Young and the mob's efforts to silence him. Normally 1 Police Plaza is as safe a building as you can get. But that leads me to a second element a police strike and we have some great scenes involving union leader Carl Weathers urging on a strike. And strike they do at midnight leaving a skeleton staff of supervisors at 1 P.P. in a blizzard.

For some comic relief there's hooker Bernadette Peters who likes to drug her clients and paint them blue. One of her clients turns out to be William Daniels an efficiency expert from Washington, DC monitoring how the NYPD is spending the federal aid that is being given during New York City's fiscal crisis.

This McCloud story is structured in the fashion of films like Boogie Nights, Crash, and Magnolia. And it's every bit as good as any of those films.

The finale is a well choreographed Sam Peckinpah like shootout involving series regulars, Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, and Terry Carter and others against a squad of mob hit men.

A McCloud episode not to be missed.


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