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Director:
Writers:
Harry Julian Fink (original material) and
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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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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Harry Calahan

Hal Holbrook ... Lt. Briggs

Mitch Ryan ... McCoy (as Mitchell Ryan)

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)
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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)
 
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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 | Iceland:16 | 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:
As with the first Dirty Harry (1971) movie, Clint Eastwood performs all his own stunts. His face is clearly visible in several stunt sequences which includes him clinging to the hood of Palancio's moving and swerving car, and the climactic motorcycle chase sequence.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Just after Harry gets word there's trouble in the airport, we hear a female voice over the public address system: "American Airlines Flight 557, Electra II Flagship, nonstop for Washington, now boarding at Gate 5." American Airlines stopped using Electra IIs in 1969. In fact, the full-size Lockheed Electra II turboprop had virtually disappeared from all U.S. airlines by the time of "Magnum Force."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 Blue Steel (1989)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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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Clint Eastwood knows his limitations., 20 February 2007
Author: BroadswordCallinDannyBoy from Boston, MA

After a known criminal, with clout over the city, manages to escape the punishment of the law, he and his partners are gunned down by a vigilante dressed as a cop and with a .44 Magnum. Drawn to the case Infamous San Francisco Detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan starts to investigate as the vigilante continues to take out criminals citywide. Soon there are suspicions that the criminals are getting their information from inside the police force.

If there is one actor that can be plainly badass, macho, and tough in the most stereotypical way without making a fool of himself, it's Clint Eastwood. Never has an actor been so plain and stoic, yet so entertaining and funny at the same time. That's because Eastwood knows his limitations and, as a result, never becomes totally ridiculous. Whether he's dropping one liners, shooting his cannon of a revolver, or mysteriously seducing women with no effort whatsoever Clint Eastwood just plays it cool. Steve McQueen also managed the same with his classic "Bullitt" and Dirty Harry uses essentially the same formula, but it does it well with its own unique spin and style. Also Clint Eastwood has lived well past McQueen's early death so his films are more prevalent in the current movie mindset.

The film isn't quite perfect and there is one sequence in particular - at the airport where Harry takes out two hijackers single handedly - that seems to be just there to show that Harry Callahan is a badass who makes his own rules and gets things done. Yet this scene does nothing to advance the plot. With the film clocking in at over two hours this could have easily been dropped. Along with a few trimmings here and there for a slightly brisker film.

That said, the movie remains entertaining and a good part of Eastwood's action era. --- 8/10

Rated R for violence

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