John Wayne plays ‘Dirty Harry’… McQ (1974)

McQ posterOriginally turning down the role of both ‘Frank Bullitt’ and ‘Dirty Harry Callahan’, Wayne was given another shot by Warner Bros. to play his first ‘policeman’ role in the legendary career.

Not out of his league by any means, the Duke definitely fills the bitter seen it all lost my partners kill some drug dealers genre cop of the early 1970’s. Not so much a rip-off of ‘Dirty Harry’ as a different take on the idea. Just as Eastwood’s character was another take on ‘Bullitt’.
McQ under fireThe story moves along and doesn’t skimp on much, definitely bring the popcorn and maybe one quick bathroom break.

4 Stars

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