McCloud (1970–1977)
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The Gang That Stole Manhattan 

A film producer steals an idea about making a movie about a diamond-store robbery to cover the real-life robbery of said store, and kills the original screenwriter to boot.

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Sam McCloud
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Peter B. Clifford
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Sgt. Joe Broadhurst
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Larry Harris
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Lynne O'Connell
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Vito Gilardi
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Wild Bill Hickok
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Max Cortez
Toni Holt Kramer ...
Miss Gigi (as Toni Holt)
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Landlady
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Muriel Clifford
Salem Ludwig ...
Ben Segrist
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Detective Simms
Junero Jennings ...
Officer Levine
Gino Ardito ...
O'Hara
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A film producer steals an idea about making a movie about a diamond-store robbery to cover the real-life robbery of said store, and kills the original screenwriter to boot.

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13 October 1974 (USA)  »

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McCloud leaps from a second-story window into an open roadster, then scrambles into the driver's seat to take off after the jewel thieves. This shot is featured in the main titles of this and all subsequent episodes. See more »

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During the rooftop gunfight, Broadhurst fired at least seven shot from his police revolver which only holds six bullets. See more »

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Homage to Bonnie And Clyde and The Sting
28 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Some dumb luck helps McCloud crack a case involving the shooting of a movie at the Plaza Hotel that is the cover for a jewelry store robbery at Kimberly's (Tiffany's). It all happens when Chief Clifford assigns McCloud to crowd control at the shooting of the movie which is a cross between Bonnie And Clyde and The Sting.

The film is all a cover financed by mob boss Marc Lawrence with an idea brought to him by Fernando Lamas. Things start to unravel when Lamas is forced to kill the guy who brought him the original idea who was shaking him down. Wouldn't you know it, the movie shooting is shifted over to Central Park and the body is discovered.

Dennis Weaver also has Larry Hagman the lead in the film tagging along to prove he's not just a TV detective. He's got some Rona Barrett like gossip columnist played by Toni Holt getting on his case. He's really no help and even the patient Terry Carter starts losing patience with McCloud.

In the meantime for a little morale boost Weaver is getting a little nookie from female lead Leslie Parrish. She's enough to inspire anybody.

With Chief Clifford's usual ulcer ridden McCloud bashing you have all the ingredients for a fine episode. No credit at all given to that group of passing Little Leaguers who really help solve the crime.

You'll have to see the show to find out how.


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