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Magnum Force (1973)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  25 December 1973 (USA)
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Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.



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Lt. Briggs
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Tony Giorgio ...
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San Francisco Police Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan and his new partner, Early Smith have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. Meanwhile, those of the city's criminals who manage to avoid punishment by the courts are nevertheless being killed by unknown assassins. Callahan begins to investigate the murders despite the orders of his superior officer, Lieutenant Briggs. A man has to know his limitations... Written by Bruce Janson <>

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Clint Eastwood is back in 'Full Force' as Dirty Harry in "Magnum Force." See more »


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Release Date:

25 December 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vigilance  »

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SEK 2,295,452 (Sweden)

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Did You Know?


The SFPD range where Harry meets the four "rookies" is in reality the Oakland (California) Police Department's indoor range. It's now closed, partly due to the many "Dirty Harry" fans who kept trying to sneak into it, but mostly due to indoor inhaled lead problems. See more »


In the opening scene of Ricca leaving the courthouse, just after the man yells at the TV Reporter "Fuck the courts!" there is a quick crowd shot before a shot of Ricca trying to muscle his way to his car. In that quick moment, there someone holding a sign that is meant to say "UP YOURS RICCA" but contains a grammatical error as it actually reads "UP YOUR RICCA". See more »


[first lines]
Harry Callahan: [at end of main titles] This is a 44. Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it could blow your head clean off. Do you feel lucky?
[fires at the audience]
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Crazy Credits

The credits are played over a hand (presumably Harry's) holding a 44 Magnum against a red background. As such, this is the only Dirty Harry movie in which the opening credits are not played over San Francisco scenery. See more »


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Another Dirty Harry masterpiece
3 September 2003 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

Magnum Force turns up the heat a little more than Dirty Harry. There is a little more gunplay and more of the sizzling 70's soundtrack that helped Dirty Harry be so groovy. Clint returns of course as Dirty Harry Callahan, this time after a small group of rogue cops. All the Dirty Harry movies are great and this is the 2nd best in the series, after Dirty Harry. The streets of San Francisco provides a beautiful backdrop, and Hal Halbrook does a great job of playing the continually annoyed chief. Bottom Line: Magnum Force meets the bar set by Dirty Harry and does a fabulous job of continuing the series.

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