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
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A man's got to know his limitations.
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Did You Know?
One of the death squad officers is named Red Astrachan - which is a popular variety of apple grown in central California. See more
After Harry is thrown off the hood of Palancio's car the car windshield runs into the arm of some sort of building equipment, killing Palancio. The arm clearly misses the driver. The dummy in the driver's seat is quite apparent. 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
Followed by The Enforcer