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Encyclopedia > Dirty Harry (film series)

Dirty Harry is the name of a series of films and novels starring fictional San Francisco Police Department detective 'Dirty' Harry Callahan, portrayed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood's character also helped popularize the .44 Magnum, as Harry Callahan is famously shown wielding his Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The San Francisco Police Department or S.F.P.D., is responsible for policing in the City and County of San Francisco. ... Harold Francis Dirty Harry Callahan is a fictional San Francisco Police Department inspector in the films Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988). ... For other uses, see Clint Eastwood (disambiguation). ... The . ... The Smith and Wesson Model 29 is a powerful, six-shot, double-action revolver chambered for the . ...

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Dirty Harry films

Dirty Harry (1971)

Dirty Harry (1971), directed by Don Siegel. In this film Harry is tracking Scorpio, a serial killer. Eastwood's iconic portrayal of the blunt-speaking, unorthodox detective set the style for a number of his subsequent roles, and the box-office success of the film led to the production of four, just as successful sequels. The "alienated cop" motif was one subsequently imitated by a number of other films. This film features Eastwood intoning "You've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" (The line is often misquoted as "Do you feel lucky punk?") For other uses, see Dirty Harry (disambiguation). ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Don Siegel (October 26, 1912 - April 20, 1991) was an influential American film director. ... The Scorpio Killer is a fictional character in the film Dirty Harry, played by actor Andrew Robinson. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ...


This movie became iconic from other movies, especially the rest of the Dirty Harry films, because it was a portrayal of social protests, pointing out the fact that in many times criminals had more rights than victims and that the law was more keen on protecting potential suspects while ignoring citizens in danger or murdered.


Magnum Force (1973)

Magnum Force (1973), directed by Ted Post. The main theme of this film is vigilante justice, and the plot revolves around a group of renegade traffic cops who are executing criminals who have avoided conviction in court. By contrast, for all of Harry's strongarm methods, he does not tolerate coldblooded murder of the accused and resolves to stop the killers. Although a box-office success like its predecessor, the film was given a negative publicity due to the tone of violence[citation needed]. Magnum Force was the first of the sequels to the film Dirty Harry, starring Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Dirty Harry Callahan. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... Ted Post (31 March 1918-) is an American TV and film director. ... For the aircraft, see A-5 Vigilante. ...


The Enforcer (1976)

The Enforcer (1976), directed by James Fargo. In this film, Harry is teamed up with a female partner (Tyne Daly), and takes on a terrorist ring, calling themselves The People's Revolutionary Strike Force. The film contains feminist themes and is generally considered more "politically correct" than its predecessors[citation needed] . While Harry initially mocks these themes, at first resisting the female partner, by the conclusion he is shown to have a greater understanding of these issues. A huge hit in its time but by some considered the weakest of the series[citation needed] . The Enforcer (1976) is the third film in the Dirty Harry series. ... The year 1976 in film involved some significant events. ... J.C. Fargo James Fargo director of films like : The Enforcer Every Which Way But Loose Forced Vengeance Category: ... Tyne Daly (born Ellen Tyne Daly on February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning American stage and screen actress. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The Peoples Revolutionary Strike Force are a fictional group terrorists in the film, The Enforcer. ... Feminists redirects here. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ...


Sudden Impact (1983)

Sudden Impact (1983), directed by Clint Eastwood. The film's plot revolves around an aging, but still bitter 'Dirty' Harry Callahan being sent to a small town to follow up a lead in a murder case, which leads him directly to a rape victim who is out to avenge herself and her catatonic sister by killing the people who sexually assaulted them. It is best known for the phrase "Go ahead, make my day" (which is often incorrectly attributed to the first film). Sudden Impact is a 1983 movie in the Dirty Harry series, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... For other uses, see Clint Eastwood (disambiguation). ... Jennifer Spencer is a fictional character in the film Sudden Impact, played by actress Sondra Locke. ...


The Dead Pool (1988)

The Dead Pool (1988), directed by Buddy Van Horn. In the final film in the series, Harry finds out about a game called Dead Pool, in which people bet on which celebrity will die first. Eventually, someone tries to rig the game by killing certain celebrities. The film was not a full commercial success, and it remains the final entry in the series due to Eastwood's refusal to reprise the character, feeling his age would make Harry a parody[citation needed]. Ironically, Clint Eastwood's age in this film is close to the age Dirty Harry was supposed to be in the original movie. The Dead Pool (1988) is the fifth and last film in the Dirty Harry series. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... A long-time stunt double for Clint Eastwood, Van Horn directed the Eastwood films Any Which Way You Can, The Dead Pool, and Pink Cadillac. ... Harlan Rook is a fictional character from the last Dirty Harry film, The Dead Pool, played by actor David Hunt. ...


Gran Torino (2008)

There have been considerations and rumors through years from Warner Bros. and Eastwood to do another Dirty Harry film, despite Eastwood's age and his personal protest against it. A slightly old rumor pointed out that Callahan would only return to full force to seek out a copycat killer of the infamous Scorpio killer years ago. Currently as of 2008, the studio is still inconclusive as if they are to make the film. However, in March of 2008, reports began surfacing on a new film directed by and starring Eastwood entitled Gran Torino that would officially be announced as the new and latest of the Dirty Harry installment [1]. The rumored plot is about a cop killer who murdered two rookie officers of which one of them turned out to be Dirty Harry's own grandson and makes it a personal agenda to hunt the killer of who gets away in a Ford Gran Torino and is the only lead about who the killer is. The only details released for this project are those concluding that Gran Torino is to feature the directional efforts and acting talents of Eastwood and that executives are searching for appropriate vehicles for the movie, rumored to be released sometime around December '08. “WB” redirects here. ... The term copycat (also written as copy-cat or copy cat) refers to the tendency of humans to duplicate the behavior of others, as expressed in the saying, monkey see, monkey do. ... The Scorpio Killer is a fictional character in the film Dirty Harry, played by actor Andrew Robinson. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


DVDs

Warner Home Video owns rights to the Dirty Harry series. The five films have been remastered for DVD three times: In 1998, 2001 and 2008 (for release June 3). They have been packaged in several DVD box sets. The Dirty Harry films make their high-definition debuts with the 2008 Blu-ray discs. Warner's marketing plan calls for only the "Dirty Harry" film to be available as a separate Blu-ray, requiring fans who want the other four movies in high definition to buy the $130 box set. [1]


The Dirty Harry Novel Series

Around the early 1980s, writer Dane Hartman wrote a total of twelve novels that further the adventures of Dirty Harry. Although not officially canon, it's speculated that the novels fill in the seven-year gap in time between The Enforcer to Sudden Impact. In the novels, Dirty Harry is portrayed more as an epic hero than he was in the films, although he remains somewhat of the self-centered person he was in the movies. The Enforcer is a 1976 film directed by James Fargo, starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Callahan and Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore. ... Sudden Impact is a 1983 movie in the Dirty Harry series, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ...


Duel for Cannons

(September 1981) "Dirty Harry" Callahan blasts his way from the mean streets of San Francisco to the blazing byways of San Antonio. His target- a crime boss who's got the whole town, including the cops, under his thumb. Harry's all alone now, with nothing but a .44 Magnum and a bagful of dirty tricks between him and instant death! 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ...


Death on the Docks

(September 1982) There are some guys in this world even dirtier than Harry Callahan. Like union czar Matt Braxton, the biggest deal on the docks. He's corrupt enough to be cozy with the Mob, rich enough to afford friends in the highest places, and ruthless enough to kill anything that stands in his way. Dirty Harry's standing there all right-and he doesn't intend to give an inch. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Long Death

(December 1981) Someone is grabbing young women from the bars, campuses, and streets of San Francisco and doing unspeakable things to their minds and bodies. Someone is setting up cops against black nationalists in a violent inter-city war, playing both sides for bloody fools. Someone is looking for deadly trouble when a gorgeous policewoman baits "Dirty Harry" Callahan into a showdown that can only be settled with bare fists and Magnum lead! 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Mexico Kill

(March 1982) Not even losing his badge can keep "Dirty Harry" Callahan away from Magnum-powered action. Now Harry's working for a millionaire, and battling dope-running sea pirates from San Francisco to Mexico's heroin-packed shores. Behind the scenes and the big guns is his old enemy Father Nick. An underworld kingpin and ex-con, Nick can't let the past die-and Harry won't let the mobsters live! 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Family Skeletons

(April 1982) "Dirty Harry" Callahan stalks a mass murderer through Boston's infamous underworld where crooked cops are usually looking the other way. Once it was the Boston Strangler- now the killer's got a knife and is carving up college girls. Dirty Harry will slice through the slime to find him. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boston redirects here. ...


City of Blood

(April 1982) Winos brutally slain on San Francisco's skid row. Beautiful young women butchered in the act of sex by a perverted killer. The acts of two men- or one? Not even Dirty Harry knows. But he's going to find out, if he has to break every law to do it. From `Frisco's sexual underground to the boardrooms in the city's sky, Harry plunges into a blood-streaked manhunt that will leave only one survivor. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Massacre at Russian River

(July 1982) A lot of grass-the illegal kind-grows in the hills of Northern California. Where there's marijuana, there's money. Where there's money, there's murder. And where there's murder, there's Dirty Harry. In a wilderness where even the local cops are criminal, Harry must live-and kill-by a law higher than the law of the land: his own. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ...


Hatchet Men

(August 1982) From the hills of San Francisco to the towers of Chicago, a savage struggle for power rages between the Japanese and Chinese mobsters, expert killers with hand, sword, or gun. Then they kidnap Harry Callahan's beautiful, part-time lover. Enter the dragon, Dirty Harry-Magnum blazing! 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


The Killing Connection

(October 1982) Anything goes in San Francisco, but now it's gone too far! Somebody is carving up beautiful lesbians- and that somebody has the right friends. Only Harry can stop the slaughter, but now both the gays and the cops stand in his way. Will he have time? The answer is at the end of a barrel- a .44 Magnum barrel! 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Blood of Strangers

(December 1982) Terrorists! Airports and public places are their stage. Civilians are their targets. The spread of chaos is their game. Now Dirty Harry wants to play- for keeps. On battlefields from Frisco to Beirut to El Salvador, in the company of a beautiful TV newswoman, he leaves a trail of hot blood and bullets as he searches beyond the Libyan connection for the source of this savagery. Dirty Harry- breaking every law to get the criminals, making his law to fit the crime. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ... The Great Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya or Libya (Arabic: ليبيا) is a country in North Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, located between Egypt on the east, Sudan on the southeast, Chad and Niger on the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. ...


Death in the Air

(February 1983) The Magnum-powered action doesn't stop for Dirty Harry-not even on Christmas Eve. Now Harry's after a killer who celebrates the holiday season by shoving women beneath the wheels of speeding subway trains. But when he unmasks the killer as a hit-man for a renegade government scientist, Harry himself is marked for death. With the most powerful handgun ever made in his hands, Harry must blow that scientist to kingdom come or never live to see the New Year himself. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nativity of the Lord redirects here. ... For other uses, see New Year (disambiguation). ...


The Dealer of Death

(April 1983) That's what the papers are calling Dirty Harry. Some dude who's no friend of Harry's has lifted his prize Magnum and is blasting some of his worst enemies out of this world. Harry wants to get his name clean, his gun back, and put an end to the "dead man" who's playing Harry's hand in a game of life and death. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


This would be the last Dirty Harry novel, as no further novels were made after Sudden Impact open to theatres, eight months later. Sudden Impact is a 1983 movie in the Dirty Harry series, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ...


Dirty Harry Inspired Films

The Rookie (1990)

The Rookie is about Nick Pulovski, portrayed by Clint Eastwood, who has a reputation for getting rookie training partners killed. It is similar to the reputation Dirty Harry has about getting partners killed. This film spoofs Dirty Harry. The Rookie is a 1990 action thriller film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ... For other uses, see Clint Eastwood (disambiguation). ...


Frank Miller's Sin City: That Yellow Bastard

Frank Miller, creator of the Sin City graphic novels, revealed in an interview that he created the Sin City story That Yellow Bastard out of his dislike of The Dead Pool. Miller said: "When I went to see the last Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool, I was disgusted. I went out and said, 'this is not a Dirty Harry movie, this is nothing, this is a pale sequel.' But I walked out and said, 'that's not the last Dirty Harry story, I will show you the last Dirty Harry story.'" [2] Bruce Willis played Hartigan, the "Dirty Harry" of the story, when That Yellow Bastard was included in the film version of Sin City released in 2005. Another character in That Yellow Bastard is Nancy, who had no surname in the four previous comic books, but in That Yellow Bastard she is given the surname "Callahan". Hartigan's character is more of a pastiche or caricature with Miller's own elements of characterization and development. This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a Golden Globe- and double Emmy-winning German-born American actor and singer. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nancy Callahan is a main protagonist from Frank Millers Sin City. ...


See also

List of actors who have appeared in all five Dirty Harry films like Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool. ...

References

  1. ^ SlashFilm
Harold Francis Dirty Harry Callahan is a fictional San Francisco Police Department inspector in the films Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988). ... For other uses, see Dirty Harry (disambiguation). ... Magnum Force was the first of the sequels to the film Dirty Harry, starring Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Dirty Harry Callahan. ... The Enforcer (1976) is the third film in the Dirty Harry series. ... Sudden Impact is a 1983 movie in the Dirty Harry series, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ... The Dead Pool (1988) is the fifth and last film in the Dirty Harry series. ... The Scorpio Killer is a fictional character in the film Dirty Harry, played by actor Andrew Robinson. ... Lieutenant Neil Briggs is a fictional San Francisco Police Officer in the film Magnum Force, played by Hal Holbrook. ... The Peoples Revolutionary Strike Force are a fictional group terrorists in the film, The Enforcer. ... Mick the Rapist is a fictional character from Dirty Harry film Sudden Impact, played by actor Paul Drake[1]. Mick is the main antagonist of the film. ... Harlan Rook is a fictional character from the last Dirty Harry film, The Dead Pool, played by actor David Hunt. ... For other uses, see Clint Eastwood (disambiguation). ... Albert Popwell, (1926 - 1999), was an African-American actor in TV and films from the late 1960s. ... Sondra Locke, actress and director (born May 28, 1947 in Shelbyville, Tennessee), made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with Alan Arkin for which, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. ... Jennifer Spencer is a fictional character in the film Sudden Impact, played by actress Sondra Locke. ... Dirty Harry in the Make my day scene Go ahead, make my day. ... List of actors who have appeared in all five Dirty Harry films like Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool. ... Dirty Harry was a cancelled video game that was in development by The Collective, Inc. ...

 
 

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