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A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.

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Harry Callahan
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Jennifer Spencer
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Chief Jannings
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Captain Briggs
Paul Drake ...
Mick
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Ray Parkins (as Audrie J. Neenan)
Jack Thibeau ...
Kruger
Michael Currie ...
Lt. Donnelly
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Horace King
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Officer Bennett
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Hawkins
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Leah
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Mrs. Kruger
Joe Bellan ...
Burly Detective
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Tyrone
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Loretta - Coffee Shop Waitress
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Eddie
Robert Sutton ...
Carl
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Historical Society Woman
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D'Ambrosia
Lisa Britt ...
Elizabeth
Bill Reddick ...
Police Commissioner
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Judge (as Lois de Banzie)
Matthew Child ...
Alby
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Assassin (as Michael Johnson)
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Assassin
Michael Maurer ...
George Wilburn
Pat DuVal ...
Bailiff
Christian Phillips ...
Hawkin's Crony
Steven Kravitz ...
Hawkin's Crony
Dennis Royston ...
Young Guy
Melvin Thompson ...
Young Guy
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Young Guy (as Jophery Brown)
William Upton ...
Young Guy (as Bill Upton)
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Desk Sergeant
Christopher Pray ...
Detective Jacobs
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Detective Barnes
Maria Lynch ...
Hostess
Ken Lee ...
Loomis
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Bartender
John X. Heart ...
Uniform Policeman
David Gonzales ...
Gang Member
Albert Martinez ...
Gang Member
David Rivers ...
Gang Member
Robert Rivers ...
Gang Member
Harry Demopoulos ...
Dr. Barton (as Harry Demopoulos M.D.)
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Young Hooker
Tom Spratley ...
Senior Man
Eileen Wiggins ...
Hysterical Female Customer
John Nowak ...
Bank Robber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bleifer ...
Old Man on Tour Bus (uncredited)
Christine Card ...
Dancer at Wedding (uncredited)
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Threlkis (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Girl in Elevator (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Meathead ...
Bull Dog (uncredited)

Directed by

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Clint Eastwood

Written by

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Harry Julian Fink ... (characters) and
Rita M. Fink ... (characters) (as R.M. Fink)
 
Joseph Stinson ... (screenplay) (as Joseph C. Stinson)
 
Earl E. Smith ... (story) &
Charles B. Pierce ... (story)
 
Dean Riesner ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Clint Eastwood ... producer
Fritz Manes ... executive producer
Steve Perry ... associate producer

Music by

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Lalo Schifrin

Cinematography by

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Bruce Surtees ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joel Cox

Editorial Department

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John Morrisey ... assistant film editor

Production Design by

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Edward C. Carfagno ... (as Edward Carfagno)

Set Decoration by

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Ernie Bishop

Makeup Department

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Barbara Guedel ... makeup artist (as Barbara Guedell)
Marlene D. Williams ... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)

Production Management

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Steve Perry ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Moen ... second assistant director
David Valdes ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Edward Aiona ... property master (as Eddie Aiona)
Bob Lawless ... stand-by painter
Michael Muscarella ... construction coordinator
Mark Rich ... property master
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Bub Asman ... sound effects editor
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Robert G. Henderson ... sound effects editor (as Bob Henderson)
Donald F. Johnson ... sound mixer (as Don Johnson)
Alan Robert Murray ... sound effects editor
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Jules Strasser ... boom man
Brooke Henderson Ward ... assistant sound editor (as Brooke Henderson)

Special Effects by

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Chuck Gaspar ... special effects

Stunts

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Christine Anne Baur ... stunts (as Christine Baur)
Jadie David ... stunts (as Jade David)
Scott Dockstader ... stunts
Jerry Gatlin ... stunts
Larry Holt ... stunts
Kristy Horak ... stunts
Jack Lilley ... stunts
Carey Loftin ... stunts
Fritz Manes ... stunts
Paula Marie Moody ... stunts (as Paula Moody)
George Orrison ... stunts
Debby Porter ... stunts
Al Silvani ... stunts
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt coordinator (as Wayne VanHorn)
Chuck Waters ... stunts
George Orrison ... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ed Ayer ... bestboy
Kirk Bales ... dolly grip (as Kirk E. Bales)
Jack N. Green ... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Jeff Miller ... camera assistant
Marsha Reed ... still photographer
Charles Saldana ... key grip
Bruce D. Spellman ... second grip (as Bruce Spellman)
Tom Stern ... gaffer
Johnny Walker ... camera assistant (as John Walker)
Víctor Pérez ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Marion Dougherty ... casting executive

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Darryl M. Athons ... wardrobe: men (as Darryl Athons)
Sue Moore ... wardrobe: women
Glenn Wright ... costume supervisor

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Donald Harris ... music editor
Mike Deasy ... musician (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Eric Stonerook ... copyist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Keith Dillin ... transportation captain
Cliff Hill ... transportation coordinator
H. William Miller ... transportation captain (as Bill Miller)

Other crew

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Marco Barla ... unit publicist
Paul A. Calabria ... animal handler (as Paul Calabria)
Judie Hoyt ... assistant to producers
Linda Sony Kinney ... production secretary (as Linda Sony)
Michael Maurer ... auditor
Lloyd Nelson ... script supervisor
Jim Porter ... first aid
Rik Converse ... production assistant (uncredited)
Joe Hyams ... studio publicity executive (uncredited)
Lora Marie Taylor ... payroll accountant: cast and stunts (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A vicious serial-killer is on the loose in San Francisco and the police trace a link to a small town further down the coast. When Harry Callahan upsets the press and the mayor in his usual style, he's shipped out of town to investigate while the heat is on. With the help of his new Magnum handgun Harry goes on the trail leaving behind the usual trail of dead criminals along the way. Written by Col Needham

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Taglines Two killers are at large. One of them is Dirty Harry. [Video] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dirty Harry 4 (Japan, English title)
  • Sudden Impact - Le retour de l'inspecteur Harry (France)
  • Dirty Harry IV - Dirty Harry kommt zurück (Germany)
  • Impacto súbito (Spain)
  • Ani Vurus (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $22,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $9,688,561, 11 Dec 1983

Did You Know?

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Trivia The only 'Dirty Harry' movie directed by its star Clint Eastwood. See more »
Goofs Harry arrives at the fairground to confront the villains at the movie's climax. But he wouldn't have known where they were going to be. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Words (1987). See more »
Soundtracks THIS SIDE OF FOREVER See more »
Quotes [Callahan dares a crook to shoot his hostage]
Harry Callahan: Go ahead, make my day.
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