San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore, with whom he's not too excited to be working.

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

A threatening terrorist group called "The People's Revolutionary Strike Force" 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. 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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The "dirtiest" Harry of them all! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was intended to be the final movie in the Dirty Harry film franchise, but, after a string of box-office failures, Clint Eastwood was persuaded to resurrect the character for "Sudden Impact" in 1983. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when Harry is about to drive into the liquor store window you hear the sound of racking a pump action shotgun. It then shows one of the robbers with a double barrel shotgun. As double barrels don't have a pump, the famous racking sound would not be possible. See more »

Quotes

Kate Moore: [queasy and sweaty as autopsy surgeon is examining subject's brain]
Autopsy Surgeon: Subject brain shows no contrecoup-type damage or blood clotting.
[peering closer]
Autopsy Surgeon: Oh, Jesus H. Christ, Harry, come here and look at this! It's the damnedest thing I ever saw.
Harry Callahan: What's that?
Autopsy Surgeon: What it says: "Eat at Luigi's!"
[he starts laughing. Harry just rolls his eyes. Autopsy surgeon continues laughing, and his assistant joins in on the laughter]
Kate Moore: [gulps and rushes out of room]
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Alternate Versions

Harry Callahan's character name becomes Harry ''Callaghan'' in the Italian version and titles because the local distributor thought it sounded better. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Save the Green Planet! (2003) 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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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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