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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
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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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The "dirtiest" Harry of them all! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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22 December 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dirty Harry III  »

Box Office

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$46,200,000 (USA)
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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

After Harry gets suspended and leaves the press conference, the director and camera are reflected in the door/outside mirror as he gets out. See more »

Quotes

Harry Callahan: I'm looking for Ed Mustapha.
Abdul: You holding some kinda warrant, honky?
Harry Callahan: What I'm holding is Henry Lee Caldwell.
Abdul: [beat] Hey, well, I never heard of him. Now let's see how fast you and the lady fuzz can get your little white asses out of here!
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References Dr. No (1962) See more »

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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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