Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.
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The cop no one can stop. Even the cops. [DVD]
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When Myra (Colleen Dewhurst
) is finally tempted enough by the drug filled balloons to inquire about them, she asks McQ if he brought her coke or skag. Skag is slang for heroin and the word's usage was more common in the 1970s than the 21st century. Also, cocaine had not yet achieved the luxuriously self-indulgent party drug reputation it gained in the 1980s. Although she claimed to only do coke, admitting to the use of either drug, painted her character in a harsher light at the time of release than it does to more modern audiences. See more
After McQ shows Myra the balloons of cocaine in his handkerchief, and gets up from the chair, the balloons roll off the handkerchief and onto the floor. When he is rebuffed by Myra, and returns to the chair, the cocaine is back on the handkerchief and not on the floor. See more
[McQ has just test-fired a MAC-10 submachine gun, and is putting it inside his leather bag. Jack, the gun shop owner reacts to this
You're not going to take it, are you?
Just say it's a loan.
Lon, it's not licensed!
Jack, neither am I.
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. See more