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
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Did You Know?
Despite being filmed in Seattle, the cities most prominent landmark, The Space Needle, is never actually seen in the film. But if you look very closely during the laundry truck chase, as the truck is exiting the freeway, the Seattle Center Arena is just visible in the background briefly, and to the left can be seen the mid pillars of the needle, but not the top saucer. See more
When McQ goes to visit Pinky (David Huddleston
) for the first time in Pinky's office, when they get up to leave, the microphone wire can be seen taped under Pinky's dress shirt. See more
[McQ's Pontiac has just been sandwiched and smashed between two semi trucks in an alley. The cops arrive and find McQ in the wreckage
How bad are you hurt?
Det. Lt. Lon McQ
How the hell do I know? Get some foam on this thing! I'm up to my butt in gas!
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