IMDb > Magnum Force (1973)
Magnum Force
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Magnum Force (1973) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 29 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.2/10   34,208 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 19% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Harry Julian Fink (original material) and
Rita M. Fink (original material) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Magnum Force on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
First sequel to the classic See more (140 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Harry Callahan (as 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)
Create a character page for: ?

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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dirty Harry 2" - Japan (English title)
See more »
Runtime:
124 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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:
According to writer John Milius, the reason the sex scene with the Asian woman "Sunny" (Adele Yoshioka) is in the script is because Clint Eastwood received many fan letters from Asian women that contained sexual propositions.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the final car chase, there are multiple sets of skid marks on the winding road from previous takes.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]
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Octagon (1980)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?
See more »
10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
First sequel to the classic, 23 July 2002
Author: Bogey Man from Finland

Ted Post directed and John Milius and Michael Cimino wrote this first sequel to Don Siegel's classic gritty police drama, Dirty Harry (1971). Magnum Force (1973) is not as near as effective or powerful as the first and original film, but this sequel is watchable and has its merits, too. Harry is now investigating strange killings of criminals, pimps, dirty politicians and others, so the killer is killing "bad guys" this time. Harry starts to investigate the cases, and he has his doubts about all this. Then the truth is revealed and also, unfortunately, spoilt in most of the reviews and comments I've read.

Harry has again his usual opponents, mostly his colleagues and superiors who don't accept his tough style. Harry wants to do justice, but by using his own ways and moral. If talking doesn't help, then the magnum .44 will. I don't think this or the first film are fascist, but realistic and honest, and extremely bleak depictions of world and society which is more or less collapsing because of its inhabitants. This film manages still to tell something about that, but the next sequel, The Enforcer, is pretty lame in comparison.

Magnum Force has pretty fat plot and many different characters and sub plots, without being too confusing. Towards the end, the film becomes perhaps too predictable and unbelievable, and I think the ending should have needed little tightening. Now it is little unnecessary shoot outs and nothing else. The film runs two hours, which is the longest running time in the "series", but still this manages to interest and even surprise, but if they had finished the film some 20 minutest earlier, this would be even more noteworthy film. Now it has nothing too important to offer during its finale, and so the finale becomes little unnecessary, in my opinion.

As an action film, this is pretty exciting and shot with talent. The action scenes are often fast and full of gunpowder and fire, so director Post can surely direct with skill. The film is pretty brutal and violent at times, and this again shows the fact that films this gritty and violent are not made in Hollywood nowadays, at least not too often. Magnum Force is much more easier and "positive" film than its predecessor, and that's why it hasn't got so many things to offer and give. This is pure action film where the first film was also many other things, too, like social commentary and talking about things many would not want to talk about. Magnum Force gets 7/10, but fortunately still has its positive things and even little bit of the power that made Dirty Harry so immortal.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (140 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Magnum Force (1973)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Realism Pearsey
They had Harry cold! marmac2768
Kersey (Death Wish) would agree with the Magnum Force? heisenberg83
Kinda spoils the first film keithbalbi
Tributes to 'What's Up, Doc?' (1972) in 'Magnum Force' (1973)? urgeking
bag in pool denham
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Dirty Harry The Departed Machete The Dark Knight Sudden Impact
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.