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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
At one point during the movie, a phone call is made from outside Candlestick Park (where the Giants are playing) to a pay phone that is in front of a bridge and a warehouse. The warehouse has since been torn down, replaced by AT&T Park (the home stadium of today's Giants). Fans walking to AT&T Park from the south cross the bridge to get there from the parking lots. See more »
When the terrorists stop the mayors car by blowing out the right rear tire with machine gun fire, the terrorists were on the left rear side of the car. See more »
Hey, what's with the citizen?
[Harry turns the car around and approaches a restaurant, with a worried-looking waiter outside. Harry addresses the waiter as he pulls up]
Police officer, what's the problem?
Oh, thank God. He's inside.
[he turns to go back into the restaurant]
[Harry looks at him puzzedly, doesn't move]
[noticing Harry isn't following him]
Come on, it's a heart attack!
Make some room, please. Please move aside. Please, move aside, this is an emergency.
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First, it is not contest while it as commensurably better than MAGNUM FORCE it is just as inferior to DIRTY HARRY. It has a much better villain than Magnum which featured bad acting TV actors as some kind of CHIPS from hell. Bobby Maxwell, while no Andrew Robinson, is a much better creepier bad guy. It also has much more humor than either of the first two with the drop dead funny scene with Harry as who you do not want working in your personnel department. This scene alone is worth watching the movie for. Also, the infighting between Mckay and Callahan is hilarious. The scene with the mayor is priceless where he tells Mckay,"here is a six point suppository for you Captain," this is followed with more precise directions by Harry. The pacing of the movie is non stop. It, while being one of the shortest of the series, never stops moving.
The death of DiGeorgio is handled well and we see the cost of police work portrayed well. Even in an opening confrontation with a liquor store robbery Harry is Harry again. There is no attempt made to soften him as was done in MAGNUM FORCE which is why, besides the awful villains, the movie is so overrated. Harry is his old iconoclastic self again, it is very refreshing after they castrated him in MAGNUM. All those scenes with the phony romance and eating at police widow's houses: Please, stop. The turning Harry into Mr. Rogers project ceases here. Yes, he is finally kind to Kate but not until the very end; until then, he has open contempt and resentment towards her.
The action scenes are well done, another great foot chase with Daley way behind is added to this great film. It has been in the shadow of MAGNUM FORCE too long. It has a better villain, better action, is way funnier and moves faster with a purpose. Compare the two finales, MAGNUM FORCE is shot inside a dark aircraft carrier where nobody can tell what is going on. Poor photography and the whole concept is terrible. Here, it is on Alcatraz Island where we can see everything clearly. Watch and Buy this one first, save Magnum for right above the worst THE DEAD POOL.
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