McCloud Classic TV Show
Sam McCloud is a country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach he is out to get the bad guys!
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McCloud Fan Tributes10 jan from norway: janice.. the song was "aint that just the way" with barbi benton.. a former playboy bunny... and it has been totally destroyed in a later version with lutricia mcneal
9 Jim M from Elgin Il: I think one of the best episodes was The colorado cattle caper with john denver it was "far out"
8 Joe Posner from San Jacinto, CA: "McCloud" was a great 70s mystery show.
One day, I wast aking part in one of my informal writing lessons with Howard Rodman, creator of "Harry 0."
"Do you like 'McCloud?" he asked one day, out of the blue.
"Sure," I replied enthusiastically.
"They stole my idea," Rodman blurted.
It seems Rodman had written the Clint Eastwood action flick "Coogan's Bluff," in 1968, which dealt with a modern cowboy cop, from a Western state, who comes to New York to fight crime.
When Howard happened to see the debut of "McCloud: on TV in the early seventies, he was stunned by the similarity to his "Coogan's Bluff."
Howard contacted his lawyer, eventually receiving a big check
7 Janice from NJ: I don't know if anyone will read this, but if they do, I'd love to know if I'm remembering correctly. Was there an episode of McCloud with Barbi Benton, in which one of the songs she sings includes the lyrics ...'gettin' up, gettin' down, gettin' high, gettin' low, gettin' no,no,nowhere..." I thought it had something to do with drugs, a manager, and music, but I'm not sure if it was McCloud, or another 70's detective show. I think it was on in the 75-76 season. Anyone remember? Thanks! Janice
6 Larry Jalanti from Finland/France: Hi,
Back in the early seventies, I remember watching McCloud on TV in Finland. The episode I remember the best is the one with Barbi Benton,(Ain't that just the way).
I also remember hearing Dennis Weaver singing country music and playing in Centennial as Roger Poteet. He was one of my heroes and at 41, I guess he still is.
I even managed to find him on the net and got a reply from him to my e-mail. That made my day ! Thanksd Dennis !
5 Eve from UK: Referring to the case he's working on, when Chris asks him when he's returning to New Mexico, McCloud says
"Just as soon as I get the flappin' bits tied down."
4 Craig Pierce from UK: Hi,
l was a kid when McCloud aired in the 70's. l enjoyed the show then and still now. On this site you mentioned that McCloud was part of the NBC Mystery Movies, l just about remember how they would start - there would be red tint on screen and maybe a fog, and someone would walk toward the camera with a torch, or something like that, are memories.
lt's funny l haven't seen Dennis Weaver on screen for sometime, and in the last few weeks, he's turned up in The Twilight Zone, McCloud and the movie Duel.
3 Michael J. Cawood from Wrexham, North Wales: I remember watching Dennis Weaver as McCloud when it was first broadcast.
How many of you remember that he also appeared as Chester in Gunsmoke opposite James Arness who played Matt Dillon.
2 Richard Sharpe from Sheffield: McCloud was one of the best dective show that came out of America. Dennis Weaver played Sam McCloud became one of the best actor i have ever seen. Also credit to J.D. Cannon who played Chife Clifford in the show he was to me a very underated actor in my opinion, should have his own series as Clifford when McCloud ended in the late 70's. I wounder what there both up to now. There you go.
1 Tony Nelson from London: At last my favourite cowboy rides onto the tv screens once more. There was always a raging debate at school at who was the best cop McCloud or Columbo. No contest in my opinion as Mccloud had humour, action and fast paced scripts. My favourite scene from the series is when in order to get the bad guys he takes a ride on their helicopter's under carriage. Great stuff! You wouldn't catch the Saint, Regan, Van der Valk or any of the others doing that.
Year: 1970 - 1989
Dennis Weaver as Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud
J.D. Cannon as Chief Peter B. Clifford
Terry Carter as Sgt. Joe Broadhurst
Diana Muldaur as Chris Coughlin
Ken Lynch as Sgt. Grover
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