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Dirty Harry


Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon View All


Don Siegel (Director), Harry Julian Fink (Screenplay), Rita M. Fink (Screenplay), Dean Riesner (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 22nd, 1971
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
When a madman dubbed the "Scorpio Killer" terrorizes San Francisco, hard-boiled cop Harry Callahan -- famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement -- is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.
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4 Rank the Dirty Harry films
Probably - alongside the James Bond films - my favourite film series. How would you rank them? For me: 1. Dirty Harry 2. The Enforcer 3. Magnum Force 4. The Dead Pool 5. Sudden Impact I d...
3 Rank the Dirty Harry Films
How would you rank the films in the series? I would go for: Dirty Harry Magnum Force Sudden Impact The Enforcer The Dead Pool I think it's a shame that no more were forthcoming....
54 Should Dirty Harry be remade today, but actually be a good remake?
I usually don't like the idea of remakes, but that is one where I felt a remake could be good, that you could do a lot with the material, especially since there hasn't been a vigilante cop movie in a ...

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Dirty Harry's music is funky, energetic, and perfectly fitting for a seventies crime film, infused with the grit and realism that abounds the film.
We open with the killer's first strike against the city, and from then on the film is almost solely concerned with the ever escalating conflict between Scorpio and Dirty Harry.
Harry tortures him, obviously GETS the information, they find her corpse, and then they're all "Dammit, Harry, now he walks!.


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