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Harry Callahan is an Irish-American San Francisco detective in the films Dirty Harry, The Enforcer, Magnum Force, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool. Callahan is played in all five films by Clint Eastwood. Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Dirty Harry is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, a San Francisco detective tracking Scorpio, a serial killer. ... The Enforcer is a 1976 film directed by James Fargo, starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Callahan and Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore. ... Film cover for Magnum Force Magnum Force was the first of the sequels to the film Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan. ... Film cover for Sudden Impact Sudden Impact is a 1983 movie in the Dirty Harry series, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ... Film cover for The Dead Pool The Dead Pool (1988) is the fifth and latest film in the Dirty Harry series. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ...

From his debut in Dirty Harry, Callahan became the template for a new kind of movie cop: a borderline vigilante, eager to cross professional and ethical boundaries to pursue their own vision of justice. The "Dirty Harry" prototype does not shy away from killing, either; the body count in all of the Dirty Harry films are huge, and Callahan sometimes commits what could be seen as murder in other circumstances (i.e. killing the disarmed Scorpio in Dirty Harry.) He justifies such conduct by saying that it "gets results" in cutting down crime. This rationale is often ineffective on his superiors, who have threatened with suspension and firing many times. A template is some form of device to provide a separation of form or structure from content. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Ethics (from Greek ethikos) is the branch of axiology – one of the four major branches of philosophy, alongside metaphysics, epistemology, and logic – which attempts to understand the nature of morality; to define that which is right from that which is wrong. ... Justice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Prototypes or prototypical instances combine the most representative attributes of a category. ...

Callahan's signature weapon is a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver, which he uses in all of the films. The gun's prominence in the films instantly popularized it. The Smith and Wesson (S & W) Model 29, is a six shot double action revolver chambered for the . ... The . ... The Colt Single Action Army, one of the most popular revolvers of all time A revolver is a multishot firearm, usually a handgun, in which the rounds are held in a revolving cylinder that rotates to fire them through a single barrel. ...

While Callahan has little use for many of the official rules of police conduct, dismissing them as "red tape," he adheres absolutely to his own code of ethics. He is completely incorruptible, is devoted to protecting and avenging the victims of violent crime, and, when pursuing criminals, tries to minimize the danger for innocent bystanders as much as possible. Red tape is a derisive term for regulations that are considered excessive or for bureaucratic procedures that are considered time- and effort-consuming. ... Revenge or vengeance consists of retaliation against a person or group in response to perceived wrongdoing. ...

Callahan is considered a film icon, so much so that his nickname, "Dirty Harry," has entered the lexicon as slang for unstable, unethical, or corrupt police officers. In particular, he is well-known for one of the most quoted (and parodied) monologues in film history, spoken in Dirty Harry: The Savior (1410s, by Andrei Rublev) For other senses of this word, see icon (disambiguation). ... A lexicon is usually a list of words together with additional word-specific information, i. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... A monologue is a speech by one person directly addressing an audience, or a poem in the form of the thoughts or speech of a single individual . ...

"Ah Ah, I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

This monologue, along with Robert De Niro's "Are you talkin' to me?" speech in Taxi Driver, is widely considered an icon of American male machismo. Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro, Jr. ... Taxi Driver is a 1976 American motion picture drama directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Machismo is a noun of Spanish origin, and refers to a prominently exhibited or excessive masculinity. ...

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