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The Enforcer (1976)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  22 December 1976 (USA)
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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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John Mitchum ...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Moving Target  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 2,665,006 (Sweden)
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In the brothel, Harry gives his name as "Larry Dickman". According to Eastwood in Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007), this is a reference to a joke by Don Rickles. See more »

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In the long shots of the fire boat, Harry is turning the water cannon to the left, toward the guard tower. In the close ups he is turning it to the right, away from the tower. See more »

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[Wanda walks into the Third Street Drawbridge operator's office]
Wanda: Hi there.
Bridge Operator: Hello, young lady. What can I do for you?
Wanda: [smiles] Raise the bridge.
Bridge Operator: [incredulously] Raise the bridge?
[pause]
Bridge Operator: Are you kidding?
[Wanda draws her gun]
Wanda: When I tell you to.
[cuts to Maxwell's van following the Mayor's car along Third Street towards the bridge]
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The dirtiest Harry of them all
4 April 2003 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

This movie continues the tradition of Clint Eastwood making great movies. The Enforcer is not the best of the Dirty Harry films, but it isn't the worst of them either. (The Dead Pool is). Don't get me wrong, they are all great flicks and I enjoy all of them but there is a best to worst order to these movies. The Enforcer is filled with Harry's dry humor and tough talking dialogue. 1976 San Francisco is filmed beautifully and provides a great background as in all the Dirty Harrys. The music is suitably funky. A bit dated, but funky. Tyne Daly does a good job as Harry's spunky new partner. Tyne Daly wasn't bad lookin' in 1976 either. I'm sure Tyne misses those days. Bottom Line: Must have this movie to complete the Dirty Harry collection. It's a good tough-cop movie on it's own but I suggest getting all these films. Get the box set on DVD.


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