Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon
Don Siegel (Director), Harry Julian Fink (Screenplay), Rita M. Fink (Screenplay), Dean Riesner (Screenplay)
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.
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.