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Magnum Force -- When a mysterious wave of killings sweeps the Mafia underworld, it's Inspector "Dirty Harry" Callahan who answers with Magnum Force.

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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 »
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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:
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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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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:
The only Dirty Harry movie in which the opening credits are not played over San Francisco scenery.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the opening scene of Ricca leaving the courthouse, just after the man yells at the TV Reporter "Fuck the courts!" there is a quick crowd shot before a shot of Ricca trying to muscle his way to his car. In that quick moment, there someone holding a sign that is meant to say "UP YOURS RICCA" but contains a grammatical error as it actually reads "UP YOUR RICCA".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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FAQ

What order do the villains die in?
What does Harry mean when he says he uses a 'Light special' bullet in his 44 Magnum?
Who carries out which assassination on screen?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Force majeure, 30 November 2011
Author: jc-osms from United Kingdom

Second outing for Clint Eastwood's anti-hero is an absorbing thriller, let down by some sloppy characterisation and the lack of a killer (no pun intended) scene or even iconic dialogue. It starts off poorly with the title credits lamely played over an almost static shot of the title weapon (very "Sledge Hammer") but once we get past the token scene reminding us of Harry's "shoot first, ask questions later" policing policy, the main plot strand about an internal police death-squad violently taking out known felons dominates the film.

There are some humanising touches around Harry's character, although these stereotypically show him as irresistible to women, rebellious to authority and almost friendly and caring for his young black sidekick, so that nothing new is revealed about what makes him tick. There is something condescending about the treatment of these supporting characters, especially the portrayal of Callahan's young Oriental neighbour who despite hardly seeing him around, seems desperate to jump into bed with him.

Better to stick with the action of which there is plenty. There's intrigue as Callahan's instincts lead him to find the true identities of the assassination bureau and a good twist as their ringleader emerges from the shadows.

The acting is mostly fine, Eastwood naturally dominating in his typical laconic manner. Hal Holbrook is also excellent as his testy superior and David Soul shines in a pre-Hutch role. Ted Post directs with some flair with some blunt lapses while Lalo Schifrin contributes a typically gritty soundtrack. The film makes its main point about the dangers of vigilantism and cleverly uses Harry Callahan of all people as a counterpoint to its proponents.

Some might argue as to whether all the violence was necessary and I felt the grisly death of a black prostitute bordered on the gratuitous but on the whole this was superior cop-fare and a good sequel to the trailblazing "Dirty Harry".

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