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Director:
Writers:
Harry Julian Fink (original material) and
Rita M. Fink (original material) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Clint Eastwood is Dirty Harry in Magnum Force See more »
Plot:
Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Year Of The Gun See more (144 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Harry Calahan

Hal Holbrook ... Lt. Briggs

Mitchell Ryan ... McCoy

David Soul ... Davis

Tim Matheson ... Sweet
Kip Niven ... Astrachan

Robert Urich ... Grimes
Felton Perry ... Early Smith
Maurice Argent ... Nat Weinstein

Margaret Avery ... Prostitute
Richard Devon ... Ricca
Tony Giorgio ... Palancio
Jack Kosslyn ... Walter
Bob March ... Estabrook
Bob McClurg ... Cab Driver
John Mitchum ... DiGiorgio
Russ Moro ... Ricca's Driver
Clifford A. Pellow ... Guzman
Albert Popwell ... Pimp
Christine White ... Carol McCoy
Adele Yoshioka ... Sunny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clarence 'Buzz' Anderson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Susheela Asregadoo ... Girl by Mailbox (uncredited)
Nina B. Blake ... Hotel Patron (uncredited)
Kenneth Boyd ... Black Dude (uncredited)
John Bracci ... Hijacker (uncredited)
Marcia Brandwynne ... Reporter (uncredited)
Christopher Brooks ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
Art Brown ... Himself (uncredited)
Jeff Carter ... Range Master (uncredited)
Willie Carter ... Black Dude (uncredited)
Al Cingolani ... Man by Pool (uncredited)
Reuben Collins ... Reporter (uncredited)
Cab Covay ... Tall Thin Man (uncredited)
Paul D'Amato ... Store Crook (uncredited)
Michael L. Davis ... Ricca's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Brenda Dennis ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Cash Earley ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Aaron Edwards ... Reporter (uncredited)
Drew Eshelman ... Man at Mailbox (uncredited)
Debra A. Estok ... Nude Girl (uncredited)

Robert Feero ... Store Crook (uncredited)

Peter Fitzsimmons ... Black Man (uncredited)
Ray K. Goman ... Cop (uncredited)
Joseph Gostanian ... Hijacker (uncredited)

Wayne Grace ... Palancio's Driver (uncredited)
J. Peter Hanson ... Airline Executive (uncredited)
Lisa Herman ... Brunette Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Herring ... Blonde Girl (uncredited)
Will Hutchins ... Stakeout Cop (uncredited)
Jay Jacobus ... Airline Executive (uncredited)
George R. Kalange ... Engineer (uncredited)
Gwyn Karon ... Reporter (uncredited)
Craig Kelly ... Airport counterman (uncredited)
Edgy Lee ... Reporter (uncredited)
John Lester ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lucy Lowry ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Bruce Mackey ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
Ron Magers ... Reporter (uncredited)
Angela May ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Linda McClure ... Girl by Pool (uncredited)
Ricci McGee ... Black Dude (uncredited)

Terence McGovern ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
Janet McGrath ... Girl by Pool (uncredited)
Don Michaelian ... Man by Pool (uncredited)
Joe Miksak ... Avery (uncredited)
Lynn Mortensen ... McCoy Child (uncredited)
Niels Mortensen ... McCoy Child (uncredited)
Bruce Neckels ... Controller (uncredited)
Eugene A. Nelson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ben Niems ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
Tom O'Neill ... Man by Pool (uncredited)
Rudy Ortega ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
Tony Piazza ... Police Cadet (uncredited)
Charles Raino ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
George Reading ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Rosenblaum ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ray Saunders ... Doctor Infirmary (uncredited)
Jack Schmidt ... Airline Executive (uncredited)
Robert E. Simpson ... Nude Boy (uncredited)
Karna Small ... Reporter (uncredited)
Melvina Smedley ... Woman in Discount Store (uncredited)
Windrim Smith ... Demonstrator (uncredited)

Suzanne Somers ... Pool Girl (uncredited)
Owen Spann ... Reporter (uncredited)
William Swan ... Doorman (uncredited)

Steve Treacy ... Police Photographer (uncredited)

Robert Trebor ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ed Vasgersian ... Casale (uncredited)
Conni Venturi ... Girl by Pool (uncredited)
John Allen Vick ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
Robert V.R. Ware ... Co-Pilot (uncredited)

Carl Weathers ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
Johnny Weissmuller Jr. ... Palancio's Hitter (uncredited)
Joseph Whipp ... Palancio's Hitter (uncredited)
William L. Williams ... Hotel Patron (uncredited)
Phil Wilson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jeff Wynne ... McCoy Child (uncredited)

Directed by
Ted Post 
 
Writing credits
Harry Julian Fink (original material) and
Rita M. Fink (original material) (as R. M. Fink)

John Milius (screenplay) and
Michael Cimino (screenplay)

John Milius (story)

Produced by
Robert Daley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Casting by
Nessa Hyams (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Jack T. Collis  (as Jack Collis)
 
Set Decoration by
John Lamphear 
 
Makeup Department
Shirley Dolle .... hair stylist
Joe McKinney .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wesley J. McAfee .... first assistant director (as Wes McAfee)
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (as Major Roup)
Al Silvani .... second assistant director (as Al Silvaní)
Buddy Van Horn .... second unit director
Michele Ader .... assistant director trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master
Douglas Freeman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gerald MacDonald .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
John Sexton .... prop assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... sound (as James Alexander)
Sergio Reyes .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... boom operator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sass Bedig .... special effects
Stanley Amborn .... special effects (uncredited)
Jim Aupperle .... mold assistant (uncredited)
Ernie Smith .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Max Balchowsky .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Couch .... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Duncan .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Grossman .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
William T. Lane .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Melton .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Mulder .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Dar Robinson .... motorcycle stunt driver (uncredited)
Dar Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Shannon .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Barber .... assistant cameraman
Buddy Bowles .... gaffer (as Wynn 'Bud' Bowles)
William N. Clark .... camera operator (as William Clark)
Bud Howell .... key grip (as Carmon 'Bud' Howell)
Cliff Ralke .... assistant cameraman
Don Christie .... still photographer (uncredited)
Doug Cook .... second grip (uncredited)
Charles W. Short .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jules Melillo .... wardrobe man (as Jules Meullo)
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor (as Glenn T. Wright)
Jules Melillo .... key costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Graves .... music preparation (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Padgett .... transportation (uncredited)
Gary Paulsen .... transportation (uncredited)
Art Rimdzius .... transportation (uncredited)
Ira Rohland .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Kosslyn .... dialogue supervisor
Carey Loftin .... special action sequences
Hope McLachlin .... script supervisor
Tom Piskura .... assistant to producer
Carol Rydall .... secretary to producer
Virginia Heade .... production secretary (uncredited)
James Moffett .... first aid (uncredited)
William Smith .... location auditor (uncredited)
Bob Yeager .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dirty Harry 2" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
124 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (self applied) (2001) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1974) | France:-12 | Germany:16 (Blu-ray rating) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 (Blu-ray rating) | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:R16 (blu-ray) (2009) | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) (1999) | USA:R (certificate #23764) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Uncredited actor Robert Feero is the first to fall to Dirty Harry's 44 magnum.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Early in the film when the cop shoots the people at the pool party a girl in the pool gets shot. Presumably hours later as a body bag is being carried away from the scene a red cloudy patch of "blood" can be seen in the pool. It is highly unlikely that the blood would not disperse in the water after all of the time that elapsed and water movement that would have occurred.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Panorama Blue (1974)See more »

FAQ

Who carries out which assassination on screen?
What order do the villains die in?
What does Harry mean when he says he uses a 'Light special' bullet in his 44 Magnum?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Year Of The Gun, 15 December 2008
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

It's all about the man, his politics, and his methods. Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is a tough, no-nonsense cop. In this second "Dirty Harry" movie, Callahan is on the trail of a ruthless vigilante gang. The story starts off well enough, with a fair amount of suspense. As the plot moves along, however, it becomes less tight and more drawn out. Suspense fizzles. And the puzzle solution is revealed too soon.

The film conveys an angry tone, especially directed at the American court system. The idea is that the "law" doesn't really protect innocent people. So we need loners like Dirty Harry to hunt down the bad guys. The film glorifies guns, a symbol of "rough justice". As such, Harry is very much a modern representative of the Old West cowboy gunslinger. Right is right; wrong is wrong; there's no in-between. I hate that overly simplistic mentality.

Color cinematography is fine; there's some good overhead camera shots. Many scenes take place on city streets. Way too much time is spent on car chases. Acting is acceptable. I especially liked the performance of the always reliable Hal Holbrook.

The original "Dirty Harry" was quite suspenseful. By contrast, "Magnum Force" is much less so. Still, it's not a bad movie, if you don't mind lots of car chases and the sounds of screeching tires, and if you adhere to a philosophy that a lone tough-guy cop can protect us, with the help of his trusty "44-Magnum", "the most powerful handgun in the world".

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