A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
A vicious serial-killer is on the loose in San Francisco and the police trace a link to a small town further down the coast. When Harry Callahan upsets the press and the mayor in his usual style, he's shipped out of town to investigate while the heat is on. With the help of his new Magnum handgun Harry goes on the trail leaving behind the usual trail of dead criminals along the way. Written by
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This movie was not the first time that Clint Eastwood directed himself as the Dirty Harry character, though it is the first entire film where he did so. Eastwood directed the suicide jumper scene in the first Dirty Harry (1971). See more »
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Hey, can't you see our sister's in mourning? Why don't you get the hell out of here?
[to Eddie and Carl]
Why don't you boys suck some fish heads, huh?
[punches Carl and is about to punch Eddie]
[with a gun]
Don't even think about it!
I'll come back, when you're less bereaved.
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With Harry Callahan getting up in years, the inevitable `old man with a chip on his shoulder' story had to come into play eventually. Callahan, looking fragile sometimes and out of place, his demeanor still was unwavering. Thankfully, this film took some time off to develop a different type of story, one that might reinvent the Dirty Harry and the whole genre. While the film fell short in doing so, it was still an excellent addition to the series, even if it was getting a little out of place during a time of silly fashion trends and New Wave music.
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