McCloud (1970–1977)
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A large Ohio country boy arrives in The Big Apple to collect on a $10,000 debt for services rendered to a New York mobster, who couldn't be less happy about the publicity the visitor (and ... See full summary »


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Herman Miller (creator), Peter Allan Fields (teleplay) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Weaver ... Sam McCloud
J.D. Cannon ... Peter B. Clifford
Robert Webber ... Jack Faraday
Stefanie Powers ... Jackie Dawn
Joan Blondell ... Ernestine White
Bo Svenson ... Bubba White
Vincent Gardenia ... Barney Sweetwater
Terry Carter ... Det. Joe Broadhurst
Milton Selzer ... Flynn
Val Avery ... Gruber
Bill Fletcher ... Larry
Ed Peck ... Bartender
Antony Carbone ... Dave
John Lawrence John Lawrence ... Pakowski
Nora Denney ... Cynthia (as Dodo Denney)


A large Ohio country boy arrives in The Big Apple to collect on a $10,000 debt for services rendered to a New York mobster, who couldn't be less happy about the publicity the visitor (and his elderly mom) are stirring up. Stefanie Powers plays a "model" working both the mobster and the visitor. Written by Peter Harris

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Jackie puts seven tablespoons of coffee into the coffee pot. Apparently Stefanie Powers lost count while she was speaking her lines. See more »


After McCloud leaves Mrs. White he talks to Joe before they walk into the elevator. The floor is visible in the shot and there is no break in the floor, revealing that it's really just another room with a sliding door and not a real elevator. See more »


Joey Martin: [a little kid playing with a set of keys is eyeing McCloud] Hey. That a real six gun?
Sam McCloud: Yeah. That a real set of car keys?
Joey Martin: I refuse to answer on grounds that incriminates and degrades me.
Sam McCloud: [smiling] You're a real New Yorker, ain't ya?
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References Shaft (1971) See more »


The Girl from Ipamnema
("Garota de Ipanema") (uncredited)
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Portugese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Heard on the radio when Bubba meets Jackie
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McCloud isn't almost in it, only a few minutes
1 October 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

This is a weird episode into the McCloud franchise because McCloud himself is not that much in this entry. He does solve the problem but it's more about the Ohio boy coming to New York to collect his money he earned from a mobster.

Another thing is that you can see that McCloud was big back then in the early seventies. For the first time we so common names from the genre acting in McCloud. Robert Webber and Stefanie Powers have an important part. It's also for the first time that I've noticed blood running from persons being shot.

Another thing that is a must see is the retro look of New York, parts that have been erased and demolished nowadays. We do see a part of 42nd street and you can easily spot the advertisements for horror flicks (Vincent Price) and the start of the grindhouses.

This really had a good story and do involve McCloud here and there with his typical stories and jokes. Even his whole department isn't almost in this episode. strange but a good story.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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3 November 1971 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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