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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

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:
Late in the movie when Harry initially makes his partner, Early Smith aware of his suspicion that a rogue death squad is operating within the department, he make casual reference to a similar situation in Brazil that occurred a few year earlier. This is a reference to the infamous Esquadrão da Morte (death squad) that operated in the mid to late 60s during a time of military dictatorship in Brazil. Led by Detective Mariscot Mariel the squad was made up of rogue members of the police and judiciary, and financed by the business community. Their purpose initially was to assassinate know criminals who could not be brought to justice legally but they later carried out political assassinations and general acts of terrorism against the regime's enemies.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During the chase scene with the officers on motorcycles, the motor cycles had no windshields. For police officers, it is mandatory for their motorcycles to have windshields. They probably omitted the windshields for stunt drivers.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:
Featured in Eastwood... A Star (1992) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Who carries out which assassination on screen?
How many Dirty Harry movies are there?
What does Harry mean when he says he uses a 'Light special' bullet in his 44 Magnum?
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17 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Are you the cop who lives upstairs?, 22 October 2003
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

It seems that between "Dirty Harry" and "Magnum Force" Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan,Clint Eastwood, had learned the value of the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution. Unlike in the first "Dirty Harry" movie where Harry was the sole judge jury and executioner of all those that he deemed were guilty of crimes against the people of the city of San Francisco. In "Magnum Force" Harry actually believes in letting the system do it's job and not take the law into your, or Harry's,own hands.

A number of the top criminals in San Francisco from corrupt labor leaders to sadistic street pimps have been done away with by what seems to be a rouge element of the SF Police Department and Harry's boss lieut. Briggs, Hal Holbrook, wants to find out just who's responsible.

Harry, between shooting plane hijackers and convenient store hold up men, is also interested in stopping these criminals in uniform since their breaking the law, like average criminals, and the very thought of them breaking the law just gets Harry's Irish up. Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to take part in the bust of a mob hideout and when the police operation is put into full gear something goes wrong, the mobsters are tipped off, and a policeman and a number of mobsters, most of them by Harry, are killed in the shoot-out that follows. Harry realizes that there's someone in the police force that's behind all those vigilant killings and tipped off the gangsters in order to have them killed in the shoot-out! That instead of having them arrested and and brought to trial. It's decided there and then by "Dirty Harry" Callahan that not only is he going to put a stop to those killings but also to those who are doing them: Dirty Harry style!

By far the best of the "Dirty Harry" movies with Clint Eastwood never better in his role as "Dirty Harry" Callahan in the most action-packed and exciting "Dirty Harry" film ever made. Eastwood is much freer and less constraint then he was in the first "Dirty Harry" film. Which makes the action go faster and also make it far more exciting with a great cast and a much better action director, Ted Post. Post keep things moving when it comes to keeping the tempo of the action in the movie up and the talking and explaining down, by Harry and his fellow police officers and friends, as to why Harry is called "Dirty Harry" every ten minutes in the film like in the first "Dirty Harry" movie.

Great ending sequence at the San Francisco Navy Yard with Harry taking care of business by doing in the bad guys and making the city safe again until the next "Dirty Harry" film comes blazing along.

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