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Director:
Writers:
Harry Julian Fink (characters) and
Rita M. Fink (characters) ...
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Release Date:
22 December 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The "dirtiest" Harry of them all! See more »
Plot:
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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Average sequel, that still lacks the original magic See more (90 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Harry Callahan

Tyne Daly ... Kate Moore

Harry Guardino ... Lt. Bressler

Bradford Dillman ... Capt. McKay

John Mitchum ... DiGiorgio
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)
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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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
96 min
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Certification:
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 | 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)

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Trivia:
Clint Eastwood was originally going to direct this film himself. After taking over as director of The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) though, he found himself having to supervise the edit of that film and lacked time to fully prepare himself to both act and direct in another film so soon. He therefore promoted James Fargo, who would have been this film's assistant director, to full director. Eastwood would instead direct the next Dirty Harry film, Sudden Impact (1983).See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: During the end credits, the Transportation Captain is mistakenly spelled as "Transportaion Captian."See more »
Quotes:
Harry Callahan:[heading into the Coroner's office] Tell me, ever been to one of these before?
Kate Moore:No.
Harry Callahan:In that case, I'd like to suggest that you sit out here.
Kate Moore:Please don't concern yourself, Inspector.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in La balance (1982)See more »

FAQ

Is Albert Popwell's character the same as in Dirty Harry?
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Average sequel, that still lacks the original magic, 7 March 2002
Author: Aidan McGuinness from Dublin, Ireland

"The Enforcer" is the third in the line of Dirty Harry movies. It's suffering from sequelitis - it's just not the original movie.

This time around Harry's up against a rather dull group of civilian terrorists. The enemies are weaker than in "Magnum Force" where they weren't nearly up to the psychotic Scorpio of the original. He's assisted by a female partner this time around, which provides for some amusing non-PC moments as Harry makes disparaging sexist remarks.

The problem is it's all getting a bit formulaic. The formula does work fairly well, but I'd like to see some more creativity employed. Harry does something wild to get his guy. Harry gets into trouble. Harry is called back because only he can save the day. Harry saves day but with a cost. The villains don't help by being unmemorable clichés, espousing the usual diatribe about being for the people. Harry is again ably played by Eastwood (the glove fits here) but .. there's nothing amazing about any of the other roles. All slip away from memory.

"The Enforcer" isn't a bad movie. It's just... an alright movie. It's worth catching if yer a fan of the series, but it's all a bit forgettable. 5.7/10

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