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McQ (1974)

Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department.

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Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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McQ-he's a busted cop, his gun is unlicensed, his methods are unlawful and his story is incredible! See more »


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Detektiv McQ  »

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John Wayne was ill during filming. See more »

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At one point, the part in Eddie Albert's hair changes from one side to the other and back again. See more »

Quotes

McQ: [on the phone] J.C.? This is Lon. Can you talk?
J.C.: Go.
McQ: Has a new supply of junk hit the streets?
J.C.: Not a thing, Lon.
McQ: Let me know if it does.
J.C.: Sure. What is it? What are you into?
McQ: Don't ask. Just answer. It's best that way.
[hangs up the phone]
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Can't Stop the Music (2014) See more »

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Why all the negatives?
5 February 1999 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

I just saw McQ for the first time in a while and I still don't understand where all the harsh criticism comes from. Was John Wayne such an incredible actor that if he comes out with an ok effort it's looked at as crap? I'll admit this movie was not an academy award winner, but it really was quite enjoyable. I liked seeing Wayne in something different. He actually did a decent job as the tough cop who went up against drugs and corruption. In contrast to reviews I've read I really don't see as much sameness to some other movies of the time e.g. "Dirty Harry." It dealt with its own issues and had a fine supporting cast. As far as actioners go I think this one holds its own and turns out to be a pretty fun "Duker."


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