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The Enforcer (1976)

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Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.

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Kate Moore
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DeVeren Bookwalter ...
Bobby Maxwell
John Crawford ...
The Mayor
Samantha Doane ...
Wanda
Robert F. Hoy ...
Buchinski (as Robert Hoy)
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Miki
M.G. Kelly ...
Father John
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Martin
Albert Popwell ...
Mustapha
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Mendez
Bill Ackridge ...
Andy
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Picking up three years after the events in Magnum Force, a threatening terrorist group called, The People's Revolutionary Strike Force declare war to the city of San Francisco and demand a ransom to be paid, otherwise they plan to blow the city apart. While Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan is at a limbo following his unorthodox method during a robbery, he's at it to dispatch the terrorist group, by playing their game by being more dirty than ever. But this time, he's got a new partner, which might prove the task to be somewhat more difficult than ever, unless the two can work together. Written by Anonymous

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First, there was 1971's "Dirty Harry, then "Magnum Force" in 1973. And now on the Bi-centennial year, Harry Calahan is "THE ENFORCER". See more »

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22 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Moving Target  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 2,665,006 (Sweden)
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Trivia

When Harry meets Uhuru leader, Mustapha (played by Albert Popwell), he asks "Where do I know you from?" - Popwell played the bank robber in "Dirty Harry" to whom Harry first asked "do you feel lucky?", and in fact appeared, playing different characters, in all but the last Dirty Harry film, "The Dead Pool". See more »

Goofs

In the end title credits, "transportation captains" is misspelled as "transportaion captians". See more »

Quotes

'Big Ed' Mustapha: [studying a list of suspects] Bobby Maxwell. He's the main man.
Harry Callahan: You know him?
'Big Ed' Mustapha: Stone waste of white.
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Featured in Dirty Harry: The Original (2001) See more »

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Average sequel, that still lacks the original magic
7 March 2002 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

"The Enforcer" is the third in the line of Dirty Harry movies. It's suffering from sequelitis - it's just not the original movie.

This time around Harry's up against a rather dull group of civilian terrorists. The enemies are weaker than in "Magnum Force" where they weren't nearly up to the psychotic Scorpio of the original. He's assisted by a female partner this time around, which provides for some amusing non-PC moments as Harry makes disparaging sexist remarks.

The problem is it's all getting a bit formulaic. The formula does work fairly well, but I'd like to see some more creativity employed. Harry does something wild to get his guy. Harry gets into trouble. Harry is called back because only he can save the day. Harry saves day but with a cost. The villains don't help by being unmemorable clichés, espousing the usual diatribe about being for the people. Harry is again ably played by Eastwood (the glove fits here) but .. there's nothing amazing about any of the other roles. All slip away from memory.

"The Enforcer" isn't a bad movie. It's just... an alright movie. It's worth catching if yer a fan of the series, but it's all a bit forgettable. 5.7/10


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