McCloud (1970–1977)
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The Great Taxicab Stampede 

Framed for killing a taxicab driver -- actually, the driver's boss, who is being investigated by the police for drug trafficking, did it-- McCloud must deal with the victim's Israeli Army sister, who's coming after him with a gun.

Director:

Ivan Dixon

Writers:

Herman Miller (creator), Gregory S. Dinallo (story) | 1 more credit »
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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
Jane Seymour ... Nidavah Ritzach
Patricia Quinn ... Eileen Mitchell
Alan Manson Alan Manson ... Murray Gutman
Sidney Clute ... Detective Simms
George Hamilton ... Keith Hampton
Tracy Reed ... Carol Broadhurst
Tom Moses ... Ted Richards
James Ingersoll James Ingersoll ... David Kessler
Patti Chandler ... Police Woman (as Patricia Chandler)
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ... Winegar
Don Brodie Don Brodie ... Funeral Director (as Don L. Brodie)
Ernie Lively ... Bartender (as Ernie Brown)
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Storyline

Framed for killing a taxicab driver -- actually, the driver's boss, who is being investigated by the police for drug trafficking, did it-- McCloud must deal with the victim's Israeli Army sister, who's coming after him with a gun.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode aired against (and got clobbered in the ratings by) the ABC Sunday movie-of-the-week "Little Ladies of the Night," which in turn was attributed (by Variety) to have taken its inspiration from a "McCloud" episode "The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street" (episode 5.1). See more »

Goofs

The Police cars that respond to the shoot out in Central Park when first shown are no where near Central Park, however they arrive on the scene in only a few seconds. See more »

Quotes

Sam McCloud: [after trapping villain Keith Hampton in Times Square with an entire fleet of Hampton's cabs] Who says ya can't get a cab in this city when ya want one?
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Crazy Credits

For American television, the opening of this show is a cut-down version of the classic main title (stopping after the fourth guest star; the remaining credits are shown over establishing shots in the show itself). But for German television (Ein Sheriff in New York: Die Rächerin, lit., "A Sheriff in New York: The Woman Avenger"), a title sequence from the 1974-75 season is used with the names freshly reprinted. But they left out producers Ronald Satlof and Michael Sloan and co-writer Sloan. See more »

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McCloud's weapon
5 June 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

My problem with this particular McCloud episode is that it never should have gone down the way it did. Dennis Weaver who is on stakeout trailing a particular cabdriver with Terry Carter is accused of shooting his quarry James Ingersoll in the back. The reason is because of the hog leg colt.45 McCloud carries. That's what ballistics show. But as McCloud pointed out he's not the only one in New York with such a western weapon. The police forensics team should have been able to clear him and determine it wasn't his particular .45 that did the job.

Ingersoll was an illegal alien who obtained a hack license through the connections of the cab company owner who is using his particular set of illegal alien cab drivers as drug mules. Said owner is the dapper George Hamilton who is quite rich and well connected.

Of course in the end the mystery is solved, but I can't believe that it should have take them this long.


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