Dirty Harry – 1971

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Overview

When a mad man calling himself ‘the Scorpio Killer’ menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

 
 

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Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – Police Inspector Harry Callahan
  • Andrew Robinson – Charles ‘Scorpio Killer’ Davis (as Andy Robinson)
  • John Vernon – The Mayor

Director

  • Don Siegel

Plot

In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio- who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Harry Callahan (known as Dirty Harry by his peers through his reputation handling of homicidal cases) is assigned to the case along with his newest partner Inspector Chico Gonzalez to track down Scorpio and stop him. Using humiliation and cat and mouse type of games against Callahan, Scorpio is put to the test with the cop with a dirty attitude.

Critical Reception

“Unlike most of what the action genre produces today, this is a film with a message, and a subtle and hauntingly memorable intelligence.” – mstomaso – IMDB

“Great action magnificently directed by Don Siegel, the master of the genre, great dialogue, and relentless tension make this the ultimate detective thriller and one of the defining films of the 1970s.” – Brian W . Fairbanks – IMDB

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