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Sudden Impact -- A rape victim is exacting revenge on her agressors in a small town outside San Francisco. Dirty Harry, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.

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Director:
Writers:
Harry Julian Fink (characters) and
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Release Date:
9 December 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Two killers are at large. One of them is Dirty Harry. [Video] See more »
Plot:
A rape victim is exacting revenge on her agressors in a small town outside San Francisco. Dirty Harry, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Fourth entry in the popular series has detective Callahan pursuing a suspicious and avenger woman See more (109 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Harry Callahan

Sondra Locke ... Jennifer Spencer

Pat Hingle ... Chief Jannings

Bradford Dillman ... Captain Briggs
Paul Drake ... Mick
Audrie Neenan ... Ray Parkins (as Audrie J. Neenan)
Jack Thibeau ... Kruger
Michael Currie ... Lt. Donnelly
Albert Popwell ... Horace King
Mark Keyloun ... Officer Bennett

Kevyn Major Howard ... Hawkins

Bette Ford ... Leah
Nancy Parsons ... Mrs. Kruger
Joe Bellan ... Burly Detective

Wendell Wellman ... Tyrone
Mara Corday ... Loretta - Coffee Shop Waitress
Russ McCubbin ... Eddie
Robert Sutton ... Carl

Nancy Fish ... Historical Society Woman

Carmen Argenziano ... D'Ambrosia
Lisa Britt ... Elizabeth
Bill Reddick ... Police Commissioner
Lois De Banzie ... Judge (as Lois de Banzie)
Matthew Child ... Alby

Mike Johnson ... Assassin (as Michael Johnson)

Nick Dimitri ... Assassin
Michael Maurer ... George Wilburn
Pat DuVal ... Bailiff
Christian Phillips ... Hawkin's Crony
Steven Kravitz ... Hawkin's Crony
Dennis Royston ... Young Guy
Melvin Thompson ... Young Guy

Jophery C. Brown ... Young Guy (as Jophery Brown)
William Upton ... Young Guy (as Bill Upton)
Lloyd Nelson ... Desk Sergeant
Christopher Pray ... Detective Jacobs

James McEachin ... Detective Barnes
Maria Lynch ... Hostess
Ken Lee ... Loomis
Morgan Upton ... Bartender
John X. Heart ... Uniform Policeman
David Gonzales ... Gang Member
Albert Martinez ... Gang Member
David Rivers ... Gang Member
Robert Rivers ... Gang Member
Harry Demopoulos ... Dr. Barton (as Harry Demopoulos M.D.)

Lisa London ... Young Hooker
Tom Spratley ... Senior Man
Eileen Wiggins ... Hysterical Female Customer
John Nowak ... Bank Robber
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bleifer ... Old Man on Tour Bus (uncredited)
Christine Card ... Dancer at Wedding (uncredited)

Michael V. Gazzo ... Threlkis (uncredited)

Camryn Manheim ... Girl in Elevator (uncredited)

Dihlon McManne ... Cop (uncredited)
Meathead ... Bull Dog (uncredited)
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Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
 
Writing credits
Harry Julian Fink (characters) and
Rita M. Fink (characters) (as R.M. Fink)

Joseph Stinson (screenplay) (as Joseph C. Stinson)

Earl E. Smith (story) &
Charles B. Pierce (story)

Dean Riesner  uncredited

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Fritz Manes .... executive producer
Steve Perry .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
 
Production Design by
Edward C. Carfagno  (as Edward Carfagno)
 
Set Decoration by
Ernie Bishop 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Guedel .... makeup artist (as Barbara Guedell)
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)
 
Production Management
Steve Perry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Moen .... second assistant director
David Valdes .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master (as Eddie Aiona)
Bob Lawless .... stand-by painter
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Bub Asman .... sound effects editor
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer
Robert G. Henderson .... sound effects editor (as Bob Henderson)
Donald F. Johnson .... sound mixer (as Don Johnson)
Alan Robert Murray .... sound effects editor
Vern Poore .... re-recording mixer
Jules Strasser .... boom man
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor (as Brooke Henderson)
 
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
 
Stunts
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Baur)
Jadie David .... stunts (as Jade David)
Scott Dockstader .... stunts
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Kristy Horak .... stunts
Jack Lilley .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunts
Fritz Manes .... stunts
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts (as Paula Moody)
George Orrison .... stunts
Debby Porter .... stunts
Al Silvani .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator (as Wayne VanHorn)
Chuck Waters .... stunts
George Orrison .... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Ayer .... bestboy
Kirk Bales .... dolly grip (as Kirk E. Bales)
Jack N. Green .... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Jeff Miller .... camera assistant
Marsha Reed .... still photographer
Charles Saldana .... key grip
Bruce D. Spellman .... second grip (as Bruce Spellman)
Tom Stern .... gaffer
Johnny Walker .... camera assistant (as John Walker)
Víctor Pérez .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Marion Dougherty .... casting executive
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... wardrobe: men (as Darryl Athons)
Sue Moore .... wardrobe: women
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
John Morrisey .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Donald Harris .... music editor
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Keith Dillin .... transportation captain
Cliff Hill .... transportation coordinator
H. William Miller .... transportation captain (as Bill Miller)
 
Other crew
Marco Barla .... unit publicist
Paul A. Calabria .... animal handler (as Paul Calabria)
Judie Hoyt .... assistant to producers
Linda Sony Kinney .... production secretary (as Linda Sony)
Michael Maurer .... auditor
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
Jim Porter .... first aid
Rik Converse .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dirty Harry 4" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
117 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Australia:M (TV rating) | Canada:R | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2001) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1993) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1984) | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1988) (cut) | Norway:(Banned) (1984-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | Sweden:(Banned) (original rating) | Sweden:15 (re-rating) (heavily cut) | UK:18 | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) | USA:R (certificate #27193) | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)

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Trivia:
In promoting this film, Clint Eastwood said: "I think the public is interested in justice, and that's what Harry stands for. He's unique because he stood for the same principles from the beginning, when it wasn't terribly fashionable...People are little edgy about the rights of criminals taking precedent over the rights of victims. They are more impatient with courtroom procedures and legal delays".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Callahan is attacked by the four Mafia hit men, they start firing at a wooden box they suppose Harry is hiding in. One of them fakes shooting a pistol, mimicking the recoil, as it is clear that the gun doesn't fire at all.See more »
Quotes:
Mick:[while beating up Callahan with his men] Hot shot cop! Your ass is *mine*!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Last Action Hero (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
THIS SIDE OF FOREVERSee more »

FAQ

How many Dirty Harry movies are there?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fourth entry in the popular series has detective Callahan pursuing a suspicious and avenger woman, 20 February 2011
Author: ma-cortes

This is the fourth installment in Harry Callahan's popular series , the first is the classic ¨Dirty Harry ¨(1971) by Don Siegel , the second is ¨Magnum Force¨ by Ted Post , the third is ¨The Enforcer¨(1976) by James Fargo and finally the fifth titled ¨The black pool¨ (1988) by Buddy Van Horn. It's a formula thriller plenty of action , intrigue tense, suspenseful and lots of violence . Tough Harry abuses the murderer's civil rights and Harry in trouble ,as always , with his chiefs (Bradford Dillman) because his methods lead a pile of death in cold blood along his wake . At the beginning Harry Callahan strides grimly throughout streets San Francisco in pursuit of cruel baddies .This is Harry's penultime entry in which is sent a coastal small location to stop vicious murderer killing people . Rock-hard and taciturn Harry Callahan is called on one again, this time when occur rare death of gunned men on dick . Being the first suspect a lesbian (Sandra Locke), she is methodically executing bloody vendetta on the sickos who raped and a younger sister . Whatever your reservations about Harry's expeditious methods we know he'll always vanquish , shooting in cold blood with his Magnum 44 pistol( in fact, as is titled the second entry, Magnum force).

Fourth outing in Harry's series is less gripping and inferior than ¨Dirty Harry¨ but still exciting . Tension, action packed,crisped edition, suspenseful, thrills abound in this stirring entry . There are lots of action and entertainment and this time features Dirty Harry Callahan's classic lines such as ¨Go ahead make my day¨. Good secondary cast gives effective performance as Pat Ingle , Jack Thibeau , Bradford Dillman and Michael V. Gazzo as mobster chief appears uncredited .Usual musical score by Lalo Schifrin with a catching soundtrack on the main titles composed by synthesizer. Good cinematography by Bruce Surtees , classic Robert Surtees's son , and Eastwood's habitual. Taut and expert direction by Clint Eastwood and well produced by the habitual Robert Daley and Malpaso Productions . Rating : 6. Acceptable and passable. Well worth seeing for Clint Eastwood fans and Harry Callahan's followers . It's a cool companion to Dirty Harry classic, an amusing film with several scenes that'll have you on the edge of your seat

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