McCloud (1970–1977)
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Park Avenue Pirates 

A syndicate involved in the music industry has a major interest in a young singer. While they use pirating and bribery to sell more records, they lean on the singer's manager to get him to sign with their company.

Director:

E.W. Swackhamer

Writers:

Herman Miller (creator), Lou Shaw
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Weaver ... Sam McCloud
J.D. Cannon ... Chief Peter Clifford
Terry Carter ... Sgt. Joe Broadhurst
Barbi Benton ... Shannon Forbes
Raymond St. Jacques ... Gregory
Paul Hampton ... Tommy
Lorna Luft ... Marlene Morgan
Anne Schedeen ... Tina
Ken Lynch ... Sergeant Grover
Sidney Clute ... Detective Simms
Ken Scott ... Detective Polk
Jessica Walter ... Jessica Wright
Dick Whittington Dick Whittington ... Mike Parker
Fred Holliday Fred Holliday ... Agent Lund
Hoke Howell ... Jeremy Darnel
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A syndicate involved in the music industry has a major interest in a young singer. While they use pirating and bribery to sell more records, they lean on the singer's manager to get him to sign with their company.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Hugh Hefner certainly threw money away for Barbi's singing lessons and career - had to mute every time she began to warble. See more »

Soundtracks

My Guy
(uncredited)
Written by Smokey Robinson
Performed by Barbi Benton
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Broadhurst takes a beating
16 October 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In a somewhat unusual move for the McCloud series, Dennis Weaver is on an authorized undercover mission. This occurs during the course of a join operation by the NYPD and the Feds into record piracy. The focus of the investigation is on a management company headed by Jessica Walter and a record company that Raymond St.Jacques has control of.

Weaver goes undercover as the new manager of country singer Barbi Benton after her old manager gets killed after being a hallucinatory drug. McCloud gets slipped the same Mickey Finn and Dennis Weaver goes off on a nasty trip of his own before the show is ended.

Some nice singing by Barbi Benton is a plus here, but the story also called for Terry Carter as Sergeant Joe Broadhurst to take a real nasty beating. It's all part of a scheme for McCloud to expose record piracy, but Dennis Weaver has to deliver a nasty body blow to Carter to keep his cover. Sergeant Broadhurst is nothing if not dedicated.

It occurred to me that with the coming of the internet this whole racket is passé. With all of what had to be done, the payola of all kinds for artists to get their material exposed, now all that's needed is to make a video and put it on YouTube. Artists have been made that way currently and the Disney teen comedy Austin&Ally is about a new teen idol played by Ross Lynch who gets his big break just that way.

A good show and a good racket while it lasted.


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