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Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

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Harry Callahan
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Lt. Briggs
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McCoy
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Davis
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Sweet
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Astrachan
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Grimes
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Early Smith
Maurice Argent ...
Nat Weinstein
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Prostitute
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Ricca
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Palancio
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Walter
Bob March ...
Estabrook
Bob McClurg ...
Cab Driver
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DiGiorgio
Russ Moro ...
Ricca's Driver
Clifford A. Pellow ...
Guzman
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Pimp
Christine White ...
Carol McCoy
Adele Yoshioka ...
Sunny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clarence 'Buzz' Anderson ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Susheela Asregadoo ...
Girl by Mailbox (uncredited)
Nina B. Blake ...
Hotel Patron (uncredited)
Kenneth Boyd ...
Black Dude (uncredited)
John Bracci ...
Hijacker (uncredited)
Marcia Brandwynne ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Christopher Brooks ...
Demonstrator (uncredited)
Art Brown ...
Himself (uncredited)
Jeff Carter ...
Range Master (uncredited)
Willie Carter ...
Black Dude (uncredited)
Al Cingolani ...
Man by Pool (uncredited)
Reuben Collins ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Cab Covay ...
Tall Thin Man (uncredited)
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Store Crook (uncredited)
Michael L. Davis ...
Ricca's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Brenda Dennis ...
Stewardess (uncredited)
Cash Earley ...
Stewardess (uncredited)
Aaron Edwards ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Drew Eshelman ...
Man at Mailbox (uncredited)
Debra A. Estok ...
Nude Girl (uncredited)
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Store Crook (uncredited)
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Black Man (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Joseph Gostanian ...
Hijacker (uncredited)
Nicholas Grabien ...
Protestor (uncredited)
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Palancio's Driver (uncredited)
J. Peter Hanson ...
Airline Executive (uncredited)
Lisa Herman ...
Brunette Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Herring ...
Blonde Girl (uncredited)
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Stakeout Cop (uncredited)
Jay Jacobus ...
Airline Executive (uncredited)
George R. Kalange ...
Engineer (uncredited)
Gwyn Karon ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Craig Kelly ...
Airport counterman (uncredited)
Edgy Lee ...
Reporter (uncredited)
John Lester ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Lucy Lowry ...
Stewardess (uncredited)
Bruce Mackey ...
Demonstrator (uncredited)
Ron Magers ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Angela May ...
Stewardess (uncredited)
Linda McClure ...
Girl by Pool (uncredited)
Ricci McGee ...
Black Dude (uncredited)
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Demonstrator (uncredited)
Janet McGrath ...
Girl by Pool (uncredited)
Don Michaelian ...
Man by Pool (uncredited)
Joe Miksak ...
Avery (uncredited)
Lynn Mortensen ...
McCoy Child (uncredited)
Niels Mortensen ...
McCoy Child (uncredited)
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Controller (uncredited)
Eugene A. Nelson ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Ben Niems ...
Demonstrator (uncredited)
Tom O'Neill ...
Man by Pool (uncredited)
Rudy Ortega ...
Demonstrator (uncredited)
Tony Piazza ...
Police Cadet (uncredited)
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Demonstrator (uncredited)
George Reading ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Rosenblaum ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Doctor Infirmary (uncredited)
Jack Schmidt ...
Airline Executive (uncredited)
Robert E. Simpson ...
Nude Boy (uncredited)
Karna Small ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Melvina Smedley ...
Woman in Discount Store (uncredited)
Windrim Smith ...
Demonstrator (uncredited)
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Pool Girl (uncredited)
Owen Spann ...
Reporter (uncredited)
William Swan ...
Doorman (uncredited)
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Police Photographer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Ed Vasgersian ...
Casale (uncredited)
Conni Venturi ...
Girl by Pool (uncredited)
John Vick ...
Demonstrator (uncredited)
Robert V.R. Ware ...
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
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Demonstrator (uncredited)
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Palancio's Hitter (uncredited)
Joseph Whipp ...
Palancio's Hitter (uncredited)
William L. Williams ...
Hotel Patron (uncredited)
Phil Wilson ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Jeff Wynne ...
McCoy Child (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ted Post

Written by

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Harry Julian Fink ... (original material) and
Rita M. Fink ... (original material) (as R.M. Fink)
 
John Milius ... (screenplay) and
Michael Cimino ... (screenplay)
 
John Milius ... (story)

Produced by

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Robert Daley ... producer

Music by

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Lalo Schifrin

Cinematography by

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Frank Stanley ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ferris Webster

Casting By

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Nessa Hyams ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Jack T. Collis ... (as Jack Collis)

Set Decoration by

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John Lamphear

Makeup Department

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Shirley Dolle ... hair stylist
Joe McKinney ... makeup artist

Production Management

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John G. Wilson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Wes McAfee ... first assistant director
Carl 'Major' Roup ... second assistant director (as Major Roup)
Al Silvani ... second assistant director (as Al Silvaní)
Buddy Van Horn ... second unit director
Michele Ader ... assistant director trainee (uncredited)

Art Department

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Edward Aiona ... property master
Douglas Freeman ... set dresser (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Gerald MacDonald ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
John Sexton ... prop assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James R. Alexander ... sound (as James Alexander)
Sergio Reyes ... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. ... boom operator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Sass Bedig ... special effects
Stanley Amborn ... special effects (uncredited)
Jim Aupperle ... mold assistant (uncredited)
Ernie Smith ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Max Balchowsky ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Couch ... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach ... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Duncan ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Grossman ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks ... stunts (uncredited)
Julie Ann Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
William T. Lane ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Melton ... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Mulder ... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Dar Robinson ... motorcycle stunt driver (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham ... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Shannon ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn ... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Barber ... assistant cameraman
Buddy Bowles ... gaffer (as Wynn 'Bud' Bowles)
William N. Clark ... camera operator (as William Clark)
Bud Howell ... key grip (as Carmon 'Bud' Howell)
Cliff Ralke ... assistant cameraman
Don Christie ... still photographer (uncredited)
Doug Cook ... second grip (uncredited)
Charles W. Short ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jules Melillo ... wardrobe man (as Jules Meullo)
Glenn Wright ... costume supervisor (as Glenn T. Wright)
Jules Melillo ... key costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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William Smith ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Graves ... music preparation (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... score mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Richard Padgett ... transportation (uncredited)
Gary Paulsen ... transportation (uncredited)
Art Rimdzius ... transportation (uncredited)
Ira Rohland ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jack Kosslyn ... dialogue supervisor
Carey Loftin ... special action sequences
Hope McLachlin ... script supervisor
Tom Piskura ... assistant to producer
Carol Rydall ... secretary to producer
Virginia Heade ... production secretary (uncredited)
James Moffett ... first aid (uncredited)
Bob Yeager ... unit publicist (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

San Francisco Police Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan and his new partner, Early Smith have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. You 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 Briggs. A man has to know his limitations... Written by Bruce Janson

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Taglines Clint Eastwood is Dirty Harry in Magnum Force See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vigilance (United States)
  • Dirty Harry 2 (Japan, English title)
  • Dirty Harry II - Callahan (Germany)
  • Harry el fort (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Harry el fuerte (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $6,871,011, 30 Dec 1973

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to writer John Milius, the reason the sex scene with the Asian woman "Sunny" (Adele Yoshioka) is in the script is because Clint Eastwood received many fan letters from Asian women that contained sexual propositions. See more »
Goofs When Davis kills the Mob Boss in his apartment and kills McCoy in the garage, he can be seen putting a silencer on his .357 revolver. Once the silencer is attached, the shots he fires are very quiet. It is impossible to silence that type of revolver as most of the sound would still escape from the gap that is always present between the barrel and the cylinder. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Hero Cop: Yesterday and Today (1973). See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes [last lines]
Harry Callahan: A man's GOT to know his limitations.
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