San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly), with whom he's not too excited to be working.
When a madman calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
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.
San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) and his new partner, Earlington "Early" Smith (Felton Perry) have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. Meanwhile, those of the city's criminals who manage to avoid punishment by the courts are nevertheless being killed by unknown assassins. Callahan begins to investigate the murders despite orders from his superior officer, Lieutenant Neil Briggs (Hal Holbrook). A man has to know his limitations.Written by
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The aircraft carrier in the shootout scene was the USS Rabaul (CVE/CVHE/AKV-21), which commenced construction in January of 1945. It was based in Tacoma, Washington but never saw duty; being held in reserve for eighteen years until she was finally sold for scrap in 1972, shortly after this film was released. The carrier in the adjoining bay was the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116), which was launched in February of 1945 and was used for anti-submarine duty along the west coast. She also performed the same task during three tours in the Korean War, as well as provide close air support. She was modernized in 1953 but decommissioned in 1957 and held in reserve until she was also sold for scrap in 1972. See more »
As Carmine Ricca leaves City Hall at 3:30, and again after the the pool massacre, a 2nd unit cameraman using a Eclair camera is part of the crowd pretending to be part of a new crew. However, he's accompanied by a focus-puller in a white hat (who in fact falls down at about 28:45) which news crews never use. See more »
[at end of main titles]
This is a 44. Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it could blow your head clean off. Do you feel lucky?
[fires at the audience]
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The credits are played over a hand (presumably Harry's) holding a 44 Magnum against a red background. As such, this is the only Dirty Harry movie in which the opening credits are not played over San Francisco scenery. See more »
The Swedish rental VHS has some cuts for violent content. Most notably the killing of the pimp; only two shots are fired instead of six. See more »
Solid Sequel For Dirty Harry, Making Messes All Over San Francisco.
This was a difficult movie to rate. First off, it's probably one of the best sequels I have ever seen. It's hard to follow 'Dirty Harry' (1971), and it would have been easy to screw this up by changing cities too soon, or making Harry a 'nice guy'. Although Harry is noticeably less racist, he isn't a nice guy. I can justify the lack of blatant racism in the sequel based on the character being in trouble at work all the time, and probably trying to tone it down since his demotion/transfer. The reality is, the movie was a hit, and they didn't want to promote a racist-murderer-vigilate-cop. The location shooting was great, for the second time, and they killed people in entertaining ways all over San Fransisco. I could have given points for Clint Eastwood's performance, but he played the same character that was already a hit, and he played it the same way. Instead, I awarded points for believability and consistency - it was more believable than the first film, yet very consistent to the character. All in all, a great film featuring an iconic character.