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Magnum Force (1973)

R  |   |  Action, Mystery, Thriller  |  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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McCoy
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Davis
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Sweet
Kip Niven ...
Astrachan
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Grimes
Felton Perry ...
Early Smith
Maurice Argent ...
Nat Weinstein
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Prostitute
Richard Devon ...
Ricca
Tony Giorgio ...
Palancio
Jack Kosslyn ...
Walter
Bob March ...
Estabrook
Bob McClurg ...
Cab Driver
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Storyline

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 <bruce@cs.su.oz.au>

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


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25 December 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vigilance  »

Box Office

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SEK 2,295,452 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Film debut of Robert Urich (Officer Mike Grimes). See more »

Goofs

When Ricca gives his statement to the press, he is surrounded by reporters on the court steps. A reporter holds up a tape recorder with no tape in it. See more »

Quotes

[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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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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Dirty Harry must find out who is behind some vigilante killings.
3 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

This Dirty Harry movie to me was rather good, much better than the next movie in the series "The Enforcer", for some reason that is just one Dirty Harry movie I can not sit down and watch without becoming bored. This one though I found interesting as Dirty Harry must track down a person who is killing some of the worst criminals ever, someone Harry would probably like, but he is not doing things within the law and despite all of Harry's frustrations he still believes in doing things the right way. Of course, it becomes sort of clear that there is more to the killings than meets the eye, that there is more to it and that it may run deeper than Harry realizes at first, but you know in the end he is going to get the killer and that he will take out a few bad guys his own way along the way. Rather good action, the story is good too, though in a way it reminds me a bit of a later Dirty Harry movie "Sudden Impact", though the situations are totally different as for the whys and such. Still, in the end this one has enough of a story to keep you interested and the ending surprised me a bit when I first saw it.


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