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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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  (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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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?

Two hoods' names refer to live people. "Lalo" is the first name of the composer of the other "Dirty Harry" movie soundtracks: Lalo Schifrin. "Buchinski" is the real last name of Clint Eastwood's "competitor" in the action genre, actor Charles Bronson.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Harry confronts the priest in his church (shortly before Harry's partner shoots the alleged "nun"), Harry pushes the priest forcefully backwards into the confessional. When the priest hits the 'tiled' rear wall, you can see it shake, revealing it to be a cardboard prop.See more »
Frank DiGiorgio: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]
Harry Callahan:Police officer, what's the problem?
Waiter #1:Oh, thank God. He's inside.
[he turns to go back into the restaurant]
Waiter #1:[Harry looks at him puzzedly, doesn't move]
Waiter #1:[noticing Harry isn't following him] Come on, it's a heart attack!
Harry Callahan:[to Digorgio] Wait here.
Waiter #1:Make some room, please. Please move aside. Please, move aside, this is an emergency.
[Harry and the waiter continue into the restaurant]
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Far Superior To Magnum Force, 28 May 2015
Author: garthbarnes-62014 from United States

Spoilers Ahead:

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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