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The Enforcer (1976)

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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Bobby Maxwell
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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
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Mustapha
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Mendez
Bill Ackridge ...
Andy
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Storyline

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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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22 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Dirty Harry III  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of two occasions where a Dirty Harry sequel and a western directed by and starring Clint Eastwood were released the same year. The Outlaw Josey Wales was released over the summer, with the Enforcer released that winter. Three years earlier, the Eastwood western High Plains Drifter was released in the summer, with the Dirty Harry sequel Magnum Force released that winter. See more »

Goofs

When the Mayor is being kidnapped, while being carried away his vest is clearly unbuttoned (at approx. 1:10:25). The next cut scene, while still being carried away, the Mayor's vest is clearly back to being buttoned up (at approx. 1:10:33). See more »

Quotes

Capt McKay: I said I wanted the hoods run out of town but I never said to use violence!
Harry Callahan: What did you want me to do, yell trick-or-treat at 'em?
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Another Good Dirty Harry
13 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was to be Dirty Harry's last outing in the seventies (do not worry though, he had two comebacks in the eighties). It is easy to compare this film, with the two previous Dirty Harry movies, because there some things have (still) not changed. First of all, Harry (obviously) kept his cheeky mouth, which again provides the viewer with the necessary laughs and his boss with the necessary headaches. This is not the only thing that has stayed the same though. Again some of the scenes could have been shorter, thus (theoretically) making The Enforcer a much tighter package. A perfect example of that is the scene in which Harry chases a bad guy to the rooftop of a building. Not only could this scene have been shorter, but it could also have been much more exciting had there been adequate use of music and cinematography. There is however one upside to this installment in the Dirty Harry series, which is, that it is far more stable than it's predecessors. It is not a decent or good film film, but it gets very close, mainly because of the good acting and the fact that the film remained interesting for the despite it's downsides. Best Dirty Harry film until then. If you want to know if it is the best in the series, check my comment for Sudden Impact


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