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The Enforcer (1976)

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.

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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 (1973), a threatening terrorist group called "The People's Revolutionary Strike Force" declare war on 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 (Clint Eastwood) is in limbo following his unorthodox method during a robbery, he's sent to dispatch the terrorist group, by playing their game by being dirtier than ever. But this time, he has a new partner, Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly), which might prove the task to be somewhat more difficult than ever, unless the two can work together.

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moving Target See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$46,236,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,236,000
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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

Fritz Manes: Clint Eastwood's regular producing partner as a detective. The appearance was one of seven that Manes made in Eastwood's movies. See more »

Goofs

When the terrorists stop the mayors car by blowing out the right rear tire with machine gun fire, the terrorists were on the left rear side of the car. 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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Alternate Versions

The 5.1 DVD/Blu-ray remix, just like for the previous two movies, replaces a bunch of the sound effects from the original mono mix with more modern ones, most commonly with gunshots and ambiance noise. The original English mono track hasn't been made available since the VHS and laserdisc days. See more »

Connections

References Brannigan (1975) See more »

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"Suspect my ass!"
28 November 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Second sequel to Dirty Harry has Harry (Clint Eastwood) trying to stop a terrorist group. But due to departmental quotas, Harry's been forced to take on a female cop (Tyne Daly) as his new partner. This doesn't sit well with everyone's favorite politically incorrect cop. But the new partner proves herself and the two surprisingly work well together. I loved the chemistry between Eastwood and Daly. This is my favorite of all the sequels in this series. It has a lot of humor, a good pace, and solid action. It also has the best script outside of the first movie. This was a good series. If you're new to Dirty Harry, definitely watch them in order because the '80s ones, while not bad, don't have the same appeal as the first three.


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