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The Enforcer -- Clint Eastwood furthers the adventures of "Dirty Harry" Callahan. This time he has to deal with enemy agents who steal some Army weapons and kidnap the mayor of San Francisco.


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Release Date:
22 December 1976 (USA) See more »
The "dirtiest" Harry of them all! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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As powerful as Clint Eastwood's .44 Magnum See more (97 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Harry Callahan

Tyne Daly ... Kate Moore

Harry Guardino ... Lt. Bressler

Bradford Dillman ... Capt. McKay
John Mitchum ... DiGeorgio
DeVeren Bookwalter ... Bobby Maxwell
John Crawford ... The Mayor
Samantha Doane ... Wanda
Robert F. Hoy ... Buchinski (as Robert Hoy)

Jocelyn Jones ... Miki
M.G. Kelly ... Father John

Nick Pellegrino ... Martin
Albert Popwell ... Mustapha

Rudy Ramos ... Mendez
Bill Ackridge ... Andy
Bill Jelliffe ... Johnny
Joe Bellan ... Freddie the Fainter
Tim O'Neill ... Police Sergeant
Jan Stratton ... Mrs. Grey
Will MacMillan ... Lt. Dobbs
Jerry Walter ... Krause

Steve Eoff ... Bustanoby
Tim Burrus ... Henry Lee

Michael Cavanaugh ... Lalo

Dick Durock ... Karl
Ronald Manning ... Tex
Adele Proom ... Irene DiGeorgio
Glenn Leigh Marshall ... Army Sergeant
Robert Behling ... Autopsy Surgeon

Terence McGovern ... Disc Jockey (as Terry McGovern)
Stan Richie ... Bridge Operator
John Roselius ... Mayor's Driver
Brian Fong ... Scoutmaster
Art Rimdzius ... Porno Director

Chuck Hicks ... Huey
Anne Macey ... Madam (as Ann Macy)
Gloria Prince ... Massage Girl
Kenneth Boyd ... Abdul
Bernard Glin ... Koblo
Fritz Manes ... Detective #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Beebe ... Porno Actress (uncredited)

George Cheung ... Mendez Henchman (uncredited)
Michael L. Davis ... Police Sergeant at Bombing (uncredited)
Roger Ferreira ... Extra (uncredited)

Jean Glaudé ... Militant (uncredited)

Arthur Malet ... Innocent Bystander in Opening Action Sequence (uncredited)

Joe Spano ... Mitch, Robber (uncredited)

Directed by
James Fargo 
Writing credits
Harry Julian Fink (characters) and
Rita M. Fink (characters) (as R.M. Fink)

Stirling Silliphant (screenplay) and
Dean Riesner (screenplay)

Gail Morgan Hickman (story) &
S.W. Schurr (story)

Produced by
Robert Daley .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
Cinematography by
Charles W. Short (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
Ferris Webster 
Casting by
Mary Goldberg 
Art Direction by
Allen E. Smith 
Set Decoration by
Ira Bates 
Costume Design by
Glenn Wright (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Joe McKinney .... makeup supervisor
Lorraine Roberson .... hair stylist
Production Management
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph C. Cavalier .... assistant director (as Joe Cavalier)
Joe Florence .... second assistant director
Billy Ray Smith .... second assistant director
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master (as Eddie Aiona)
Gerald MacDonald .... construction coordinator (as Jerry MacDonald)
Sound Department
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Bert Hallberg .... sound
Keith Stafford .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects (as Joe Unsinn)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator (as Wayne Van Horn)
Fred Brookfield .... stunts (uncredited)
Anthony Cecere .... stunts (uncredited)
George Cheung .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Durock .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Jelliffe .... stunts (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Adams .... key grip (as Ken Adams)
Richard Barth .... camera assistant (as Dick Barth)
Doug Cook .... second grip (as Douglas Cook)
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
John McPherson .... gaffer
Frank Redmond .... camera assistant
Ellsworth Reed .... best boy
Marcia Reed .... still photographer
Timothy E. Wade .... camera assistant (as Tim Wade)
Thomas Del Ruth .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Donald Harris .... music editor
Jack du Long .... music arranger (uncredited)
Jack du Long .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Daniel Franklin .... music arranger (uncredited)
Daniel Franklin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Joel Franklin .... music arranger (uncredited)
Joel Franklin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie .... music arranger (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus .... music arranger (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Art Pepper .... musician: alto saxophone solo (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tim Hill .... transportation captain
Art Rimdzius .... transportation captain
Other crew
Diana Brent .... secretary to producer (as Dianna Brent)
Judie Garrison .... secretary to producer
Catalina Lawrence .... script supervisor
Fritz Manes .... assistant to producer
Don Mink .... auditor
Elly Mitchell .... production secretary
James Moffett .... first aid
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dirty Harry 3" - Japan (English title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Australia:M (TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (self applied) (2001) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1987) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1977) | France:Unrated | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2008) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 (Blu-ray rating) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R16 (blu-ray) | Norway:18 | Norway:15 (DVD rating) | Norway:16 (1977) (cut) | Singapore:PG (cut) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) (1999) | USA:R (certificate #24716) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Harry and his old partner are driving to the liquor store holdup, in the shot from the rear of the car through the windshield, Harry's partner is hanging on to the light with his left hand. In the very next shot, he is speaking on the radio with the same hand.See more »
Mustapha:[inviting Harry to come in and talk] Why don't you just come into my office here.
[Inspector Moore starts following Harry in]
Mustapha:Uh, just you.
Black Guys:Don't worry, pig, we'll see she don't get lonesome.
Harry Callahan:Well, that's mighty white of you.
Black Guys:[start to move closer to Kate Moore with mischief looks]
Kate Moore:Now gentlemen, before anybody does anything uncalled for, I'd like to take this opportunity to point out to you that I am a police officer, and if you touch me with intent to do bodily harm...
[fades out as Harry continues inside]
Kate Moore:[... moments later when Harry exits shop, the confrontation is still going on]
Harry Callahan:Having fun, Inspector? If you're through socializing, we do have work to do.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Who? What? (2011)See more »


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20 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
As powerful as Clint Eastwood's .44 Magnum, 1 May 2006
Author: TheUnknown837-1 from United States

This is the third installment of the Dirty Harry series, all starring the legendary four-times Academy Award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood. Naturally, it's not as powerful and dramatic as the first of the series, because, once again naturally, sequels are difficult to make. Especially if you want them to live up to their proceeding movies.

"The Enforcer", like all five installments of the series, is a great action-crime film with it's own little individual plot and point. It's got plenty of decent action, Eastwood flaring away with his .44 Magnum revolver, punching bleeding holes through his challengers.

This movie has also got a pretty dramatic ending.

Overall, "The Enforcer" is another classic Clint Eastwood movie and definitely worth checking out and seeing a few times over.

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