In order to track down
bail jumpers, Ralph 'Papa' Thorson goes on a series of routine
and not-so-routine searches. Sometimes he takes down his quarry
At other times, he's
forced to extreme measures which result in the injury or death
of a lawbreaker. And then again, there are other moments when
his own life is on the line. It's all enough to make Thorson
question what he has done with his life. Packing a .45 and
wearing an MA-1 jacket, classic McQueen.
Some fact about Steve
- Of the 2000 performers
that auditioned for Lee Strasberg's exclusive Actors' Studio
in 1955, only two were accepted: Martin Landau and McQueen.
- (October 1997)
Ranked #30 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie
Stars of All Time" list.
- A week before the
Woodstock Music Festival kicked off in Bethel, New York,
McQueen had been invited for dinner at the Roman Polanski-Sharon
Tate home in the Hollywood hills by mutual friend and hairdresser-to
the-stars, Jay Sebring. An unexpected rendezvous with a
mystery woman prompted him to cancel his appointment. In
the wake of the Manson Family Tate-LaBianca murders at,
respectively, 10050 Cielo Drive and 3301 Waverly Drive,
McQueen would later learn that he was accorded the kind
of priority billing for which he was unprepared: he topped
Charles Manson's celebrity death list. Thereafter he carried
a concealed weapon.