PG | | Action, Crime, Drama
Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department.
The small helicopter seen at the end of the film is a 1968 Hughes 269B, registration N9533F. Also known as the TH-55 "Osage" in its military version for the U.S. Army, it was used as a training helicopter. Hughes made about 2,800 from 1961 to 1983.
Lon, I know you. I'm not gonna stand for you making up your own rules. You're not going to pull that Mickey Peters thing again!
McQ: Peters was a hood and everybody knew it!
Kosterman: Yeah, and you weren't satisfied with throwing him up on the roof! You had to go ...
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.
The 1980s Warner Home Video VHS master was made from a 16mm TV print missing ten seconds of footage including during the car chase involving a laundry truck, an additional punch from Santiago when he confronts McQ in his office, and the introduction of Santiago's henchman before the final chase on the beach. The later video releases and DVD are uncut.