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>
This time the bullets are hitting pretty close to home!
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Did You Know?
declined the director's seat, and Ted Post
stepped in, although interviews with Eastwood and books about him have indicated that he and second unit director Buddy Van Horn
actually directed more of the film than Post did. Post had earlier directed Eastwood in several Rawhide
(1959) episodes and the feature Hang 'Em High
(1968). See more
Reflected in J.J. Wilson's car after he is shot. 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
Referenced in Hey Dude: Magnum Ernst