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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:

The "dirtiest" Harry of them all! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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:

$46,200,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Cavanaugh's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Callahan fires the bazooka at the watch tower that Bobby Maxwell has just climbed up to, the cabin on top of the tower vanishes shortly before the missile hits it. We just see the bare platform for a few frames, then there's an explosion and then we see the platform in flames. 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]
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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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Tough cop Harry Callahan is called on once again and he goes after nasty terrorists
15 June 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is the third entry in Harry Callahan's popular series , the first is the classic ¨Dirty Harry ¨(1971) by Don Siegel , the second is ¨Magnum Force¨ by Ted Post . This time has a female partner ( Tyne Daly ) who is assigned when his ordinary pal ( John Mitchum ) is wounded . And they try to track down some dangerous terrorists ( Michael Cavanagh , Veren , among others ). Then the terrorists hijack the Mayor ( John Crawford ) of City San Francisco . As always , two-fisted Callahan , the tall and taciturn inspector utilizing his Magnum 44 pistol kills the baddies. Rock-hard cop Harry abuses the murderer's civil rights , however facing his superiors , a captain(Bradford Dillman) and a Lieutenant ( Harry Guardino ) . Rule-breaking Callahan strides grimly throughout San Francisco in pursuit the murderous , including an exciting final on Island-prison of Alcatraz.

Formula thriller plenty of action , crisply edition , tension, suspenseful and lots of violence . Appropriate and atmospheric musical score by Jerry Fielding . Less effective than ¨Dirty Harry¨ but still gripping and stirring . Colorful and adequate cinematography , reflecting splendidly the streets of San Francisco , habitual scenario of the series . The motion picture is professionally directed by James Fargo who also made other vehicles for Eastwod ( Every which way but loose ) and for Chuck Norris ( Forced vengeance ) . Followed by ¨Sudden impact¨ with Sandra Locke and ¨Dead pool¨ with Liam Neeson . Rating : Good, 6,5 . Well worth seeing for Clint Eastwood fans and Harry Callahan's followers . It's a cool companion to Dirty Harry classic, an amusing film with several scenes that'll have you on the edge of your seat.


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