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 <email@example.com>
A man's got to know his limitations.
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Did You Know?
As with the first Dirty Harry
(1971) movie, Clint Eastwood
performs all his own stunts. His face is clearly visible in several stunt sequences which includes him clinging to the hood of Palancio's moving and swerving car, and the climactic motorcycle chase sequence. See more
In the scene where the vigilante cops come to arrest the mob boss at the warehouse, one of the cops stands to the right side of the door facing sideways and knocks. When the mob boss fires the shotgun through the door, the cop is standing directly in front of and facing the door and gets hit square in the chest. See more
[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
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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