John Wayne in Seattle

John Wayne "shooting" at the PacMed building in Seattle for the cop thriller "McQ".

During the shooting of McQ, from June 4 to August 1973, the movie company used several Seattle locations. Wayne's hard boiled cop trades shots with the mobsters in the rear of the PacMed building. 

The PacMed building at South Dearborn Street, Seattle, served as a location for John Wayne's "McQ".

McQ uses the back entrance on 12th Ave which has not changed over the years. In hot pursuit of the van, McQ then races down South Dearborn Street. 

During shooting of the cop movie "McQ", John Wayne stayed aboard his "Wild Goose" which was berthed at the Seattle Yacht Club.

During the six weeks on location in Seattle, Wayne lived aboard the Wild Goose, very much in character as Seattle detective Lon McQ also lives on a boat. The Wild Goose was berthed at the Seattle Yacht Club


Northlake Marina at 1059 North Northlake Way was a filming site for John Wayne's "McQ".

The boat harbor where McQ lives, however, is Northlake Marina at 1059 North Northlake Way. 

John Wayne literally "shoots" a scene in "McQ", on the movie location Northlake Marina in Seattle.

The Aurora Bridge appears prominently in the sequence when McQ shoots the hitman. The Fremont Boat Company which is seen in the background is still situated there...

This wooden stairway remains at the Northlake Marina in Seattle: a movie location for John Wayne's "McQ".

.....and so is the wooden stairway where McQ is ambushed and then returns fire. 

John Wayne as "McQ": this scene was shot at the J&M Café at 201 1st Avenue South, Seattle.

One of the highlights of a John Wayne location tour in Seattle is the J&M Café at 201 1st Avenue South: this is where McQ walks up to the bar to learn that his friend just died and...

Eeattle's  J&M Café at 201 1st Avenue South was a movie location for John Wayne's "McQ".

..., in a rage of fury, beats up Santiago in the toilette. The restaurant remains virtually unchanged. The restroom took up the space that is now a storage room. 

John Wayne in "McQ", a movie scne shot inside the Seattle Coliseum, now Key Arena.

McQ keeps busy; he meets the local drug-dealer (Roger E. Mosley) inside the Coliseum, which is now Key Arena at 305 Harrison St.

John Wayne on location for "McQ", on the beach of Olympic Peninsula, at Ocean Shores.

The climatic car chase was shot at the further edge of the Olympic Peninsula, at Ocean Shores. 

The beach at Grenville Bay, north of Moclips, was the filming location for the car chase of John Wayne's "McQ".

Stunt coordinator Ronnie Rondell had chosen the special section of the pristine beach at Grenville Bay, just off State Route 109, north of Moclips, for the signature stunt of the movie: the first time the flippping of a car was achieved with the "Needham Cannon".

Moclips served as the movie location for the final scene in John Wayne's "McQ".

The final scene, McQ's conclusion, was shot in the nearby beachfront town of Moclips.  Wayne points to a bar, saying: "Let's get a drink." 

John Wayne got a drink here: the final scene of "McQ" was shot on this street in Moclips.

And it's still there. Even though you can't get a drink. The wooden shack stands at 2nd Streed and Pacific Avenue.

During filming of the climatic car chase in "McQ". John Wayne stayed at the Polynesian Resort at Ocean Shores.

During the shooting at Ocean Shores, John Wayne and the crew lived at the Polynesian Resort at 615 Ocean Shores Blvd. That's the layout of the "Poly"...



A look inside the "Polly", the Polynesian Resort at Ocean Shores, where John Wayne stayed during filming of "McQ".

...and here's a look inside. Wayne knew the “Poly” well; the kitchen staff remembers he found their cooking to his taste. He returned every once in a while, when the Wild Goose cruised the waters off the Washington coast.