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.
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio- who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Harry Callahan (known as Dirty Harry by his peers through his reputation handling of homicidal cases) is assigned to the case along with his newest partner Inspector Chico Gonzalez to track down Scorpio and stop him. Using humiliation and cat and mouse type of games against Callahan, Scorpio is put to the test with the cop with a dirty attitude.Written by
Before Harry clicks on the empty chamber for the bank robber, you hear and see him pull the hammer back to fire in single-action mode. However, when the camera faces Harry and he actually does pull the trigger, it is in double action, indicated by the fact that you see the cylinder spin again. See more »
[Scorpio has jacked and the unaware kids are singing with him]
Row, row, row your boat/gently down the stream/merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily...
Where are we going?
What? What did you say?
Where are we going?
We're going to the ice-cream factory and see how ice-cream's made. Now anybody who doesn't wanna go can get off right here.
I wanna go home to my mommy.
[slaps the kid]
Stupid kid! Come on sing everyone! Sing or I'll go home and kill all your mommies, sing, sing!
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During the opening credits, the word "Dirty" in the title is in brown as opposed to the rest of the credits' yellow. See more »
The 5.1 remix on all DVD and Blu-ray releases replace a number of the original gun sound effects along with other sound effects that differ from the original mono version. See more »
DIRTY HARRY (1971) **** Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Andy Robinson, John Vernon. Eastwood made cinematic lore out of laconic San Francisco renegade cop Harry Callahan known more for his intolerence of the bureaucratic legal system and his firm belief in justice through violent means necessitated by righting wrongs. In the first of the series he's faced with a psycho serial killer named Scorpio (grinning looney toon Robinson) just begging to be noticed. Directed by Eastwood's long-time mentor Don Siegal the film acts as a parable of the system strangle-holding society and still remains an indictment of how bad things still are. Classic Clint.
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