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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

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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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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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Trivia

Clint Eastwood was originally going to direct this film himself. After taking over as director of The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) though, he found himself having to supervise the edit of that film and lacked time to fully prepare himself to both act and direct in another film so soon. He therefore promoted James Fargo, who would have been this film's assistant director, to full director. Eastwood would instead direct the next Dirty Harry film, Sudden Impact (1983). See more »

Goofs

As the Police vehicles arrive at the Mustafa bust, the third squad car to arrive, number 167 blocks the intersection and its sole occupant gets out however moments later car 167 is seen again at the front of shot pulling up outside Mustafa's premises with a number of armed SWAT officers in it. See more »

Quotes

Harry Callahan: For $75, you get to make it with a rubber dolly.
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Alternate Versions

Cut in Sweden when it ran theatrically in 1977:
  • The killing of the gas men; no blood seen coming from the knife wound of the first unlucky one nor blood seen from the second gas man being killed with a shotgun.
  • The execution of Miki Waleska in the fire arms warehouse was completly cut.
  • No second image of the dead bridge keeper.
  • Harry beating the guard at Tiffany's was trimmed down. Using some really bad editing, it cuts from where Harry kicks the guard in the groin to him "questioning" Buchinski in the Ladies room.
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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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