Dirty Harry

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Dirty Harry Overview

When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

Who Stars in Dirty Harry

Clint Eastwood
Insp. Harry Callahan

Clint Eastwood

Harry Guardino
Lt. Al Bressler

Harry Guardino

Reni Santoni
Insp. Chico Gonzalez

Reni Santoni

John Vernon
The Mayor

John Vernon

Andrew Robinson
Scorpio Killer

Andrew Robinson

John Larch

John Larch


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Review for Dirty Harry

Author: talisencrw

Recently I've considered drastically negatively re-appraising Clint Eastwood's work, both directorially and as a thespian, as a knee-jerk reaction to his constant defense of the more racially-bigoted face of conservative America, but because of what his work has meant to me as a cinephile over the years, plus in tribute to everyone else's work involved in this film, particularly director Don Siegel's, that simply wouldn't be fair. As well, you're basically getting, boiled down in its 103-minute timespan, 45 years after the fact, the main dilemma facing the USA. Whose rights are more important--the good guys' or the bad guys'? If they're equal, should they be considered equal, and what does that mean to the law enforcement and judicial systems? Quite simply, THE most important American-made film of the past 50 years. NOT my very favourite (that's '2001: A Space Odyssey'), but the most significant. And it hasn't aged a single day because of it.

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Warner Bros. Pictures

Malpaso Productions



Release Date

Original Language

1 hr 42 mins

$ 10,000,000.00 (Estimated)

$ 35,976,000.00 (USA)

$ 25,976,000.00 (Estimated in USA)


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