A "fish-out-of-water" cop show about a New Mexico lawman assigned to a Manhattan precinct. There's a healthy dose of matchstick-chewing and down-home phrases, but McCloud is one sharp country slicker who teaches his city counterparts a thing or two about nailing bad guys.
There's trouble in the skies above when McCloud investigates a fatal helicopter crash and a woman who claims that someone's trying to drive her insane.
(NOTE: For repeats, this episode was known as "Manhattan Manhunt, Part 1"). McCloud is becoming famous thanks to press coverage. It doesn't endear him to the boys in blue, who have to deal with a string of drugstore holdups.
McCloud escorts a witness from New Mexico to New York City, but loses him to kidnappers and finds himself in a murder case involving Puerto Rican nationalists, a lady novelist, a Wall Street lawyer, and a dead beauty pageant winner.
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Man from Taos, Part 1"). McCloud goes to help a lady in distress, but gets caught in a shootout that sends him back to Taos on Chief Clifford's orders. At the last minute, the Chief is kidnapped to force McCloud to act as a courier to Paris.
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Murder Arena, Part 1"). McCloud is assigned to shepherd the cowboys at a visiting rodeo. They're old friends, and one of them is killed by a jealous rival over a woman, it appears.
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Manhattan Manhunt, Part 2"). McCloud, whose new-found celebrity (thanks to an article by Chris Coughlin in the Chronicle) vexes the Department, is assigned to protect a British theatrical maven who has received letters assailing his ""filthy, obscene"" productions and threatening his life.
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Murder Arena, Part 2"). McCloud complains about his assignment to rodeo detail, so Chief Clifford sends him to Special Auxiliary Force VI under the command of Sgt. Dameron, where he works to catch a murderer in Central Park.Watch Now:Amazon
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Man from Taos, Part 2"). In Paris, McCloud and a stewardess try to locate a mysterious arms smuggler with ties to an American mogul and a New York gubernatorial candidate.
The black market is hot with sales of stolen penicillin that is being diluted and sent south of the border. When McCloud investigates too closely, he is held hostage by smugglers who want him out of their territory.
A TV commentator's critique of police shootings tarnishes the department's stakeout squad, and Chris Coughlin is threatened to force the release of a murder suspect extradited to Taos by McCloud.
While answering a high-rise apartment burglary call, McCloud stumbles on a body, which then disappears. The case leads to a VIP madam under indictment, whose girls are apparently being murdered by a serial killer.Watch Now:Amazon
Just before presenting a rackets case, Chief Clifford goes to Hawaii for a police conference. Taos sends McCloud, too, and the Marshal is obliged to dragoon a vacationing N.Y. policewoman when the Chief is set up on a murder charge.
During a heat wave, Chief Clifford is called away and leaves Sgt. Broadhurst in charge. A football gambling ring that scores with ""inside dope on injuries"" loses a little black book and begins eliminating witnesses in a search for it, leading to an assault on precinct headquarters.