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The Enforcer (1976)

Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.

Director:

James Fargo

Writers:

Harry Julian Fink (characters), Rita M. Fink (characters) (as R.M. Fink) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Harry Callahan
Tyne Daly ... Kate Moore
Harry Guardino ... Lt. Bressler
Bradford Dillman ... Capt. McKay
John Mitchum ... DiGeorgio
DeVeren Bookwalter ... Bobby Maxwell
John Crawford ... The Mayor
Samantha Doane Samantha Doane ... Wanda
Bob Hoy ... Buchinski (as Robert Hoy)
Jocelyn Jones ... Miki
M.G. Kelly M.G. Kelly ... Father John
Nick Pellegrino ... Martin
Albert Popwell ... Mustapha
Rudy Ramos ... Mendez
Bill Ackridge Bill Ackridge ... Andy
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Storyline

Picking up three years after the events in Magnum Force, a threatening terrorist group called, The People's Revolutionary Strike Force declare war to the city of San Francisco and demand a ransom to be paid, otherwise they plan to blow the city apart. While Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan is at a limbo following his unorthodox method during a robbery, he's at it to dispatch the terrorist group, by playing their game by being more dirty than ever. But this time, he's got a new partner, which might prove the task to be somewhat more difficult than ever, unless the two can work together. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

First, there was 1971's "Dirty Harry, then "Magnum Force" in 1973. And now on the Bi-centennial year, Harry Calahan is "THE ENFORCER". See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Harry III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$46,200,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Harry meets Uhuru leader, Mustapha (played by Albert Popwell), he asks "Where do I know you from?" - Popwell played the bank robber in "Dirty Harry" to whom Harry first asked "do you feel lucky?", and in fact appeared, playing different characters, in all but the last Dirty Harry film, "The Dead Pool". See more »

Goofs

When Harry finds the old ladies in the sex parlour they are copywriting a message on a board. Everything is in broken English except the perfectly placed possessive apostrophe in "customers' items" at the end of the message. See more »

Quotes

Harry Callahan: [in bar late one night is playing billiards when Bressler and McKay enter]
Lt. Al Bressler: Harry?
Harry Callahan: What can I do for you?
Lt. Al Bressler: We've got to talk.
Harry Callahan: Go right ahead.
Capt McKay: I want all the information that you have on this case, Callahan.
Harry Callahan: You've got it - black militants, remember?
Lt. Al Bressler: Come on, Harry, so we were wrong.
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User Reviews

 
As powerful as Clint Eastwood's .44 Magnum
1 May 2006 | by TheUnknown837-1See all my reviews

This is the third installment of the Dirty Harry series, all starring the legendary four-times Academy Award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood. Naturally, it's not as powerful and dramatic as the first of the series, because, once again naturally, sequels are difficult to make. Especially if you want them to live up to their proceeding movies.

"The Enforcer", like all five installments of the series, is a great action-crime film with it's own little individual plot and point. It's got plenty of decent action, Eastwood flaring away with his .44 Magnum revolver, punching bleeding holes through his challengers.

This movie has also got a pretty dramatic ending.

Overall, "The Enforcer" is another classic Clint Eastwood movie and definitely worth checking out and seeing a few times over.


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