San Francisco Police Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan and his new partner, Early Smith have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. You 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 being the orders of his superior officer, Lieutenant Briggs. A man has to know his limitations... Written by
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A man's got to know his limitations.
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Did You Know?
One of two occasions where a Dirty Harry sequel and a western directed by Clint Eastwood (High Plains Drifter) were released the same year, over the summer and winter. In 1976, Eastwood directed and starred in Outlaw Josey Wales, released over the summer, with the third Dirty Harry movie, The Enforcer, released that winter. See more
The condition of the rear door on the Ford sedan when Harry makes a U-turn. The door is damaged when Harry sideswipes a stack of railroad ties, and Lt. Briggs falls out of the car. 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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