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Encyclopedia > Dirty Harry series

Dirty Harry is the name of a series of films starring fictional SFPD detective 'Dirty' Harry Callahan, portrayed by Clint Eastwood Harry Callahan is a vigilante Irish-American San Francisco detective in the films Dirty Harry, The Enforcer, Magnum Force, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ...


Eastwood's character also helped popularize (and to a degree, sensationalize) the .44 magnum, as Harry Callahan is famously shown wielding his S&W Model 29 revolver. The . ... The Smith and Wesson (S & W) Model 29, is a six shot double action revolver chambered for the . ...

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Dirty Harry (1971)

Dirty Harry (film) is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, a San Francisco detective 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 sequels. The "alienated cop" motif was one subsequently imitated by a number of other films. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Don Siegel (October 26, 1912 - April 20, 1991) was an influential American film director. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Harry Callahan is a vigilante Irish-American San Francisco detective in the films Dirty Harry, The Enforcer, Magnum Force, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A police officer is a person who works for the police force. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ...


Magnum Force (1973)

Magnum Force (film) (1973), directed by Ted Post. The main theme of this film is vigilante justice, and the plot revolves around renegade cops who execute 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. The opening titles sequence of this film features Eastwood intoning "Do you feel lucky?" 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 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. The film contains feminist themes and is generally considered more "politically correct" than its predecessors. 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. Film cover for The Enforcer The Enforcer (1976) is the third film in the Dirty Harry series. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ellen Tyne Daly (born February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American Tony and Emmy Award winning actress. ... Terrorism is the unconventional use of violence for political gain. ... Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economic situation. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ...


Sudden Impact (1983)

Sudden Impact (film) (1983), directed by Clint Eastwood. This film's plot revolves around Harry being sent to a small town to follow up a lead in a murder case. It is best known for the phrase "Go ahead, make my day" (which is often incorrectly attributed to the first film). 1983 (MCMLXXXIII in Roman) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Dead Pool (1988)

The Dead Pool (film) (1988), directed by Buddy Van Horn. In the final film in the series, Harry finds out about a game called The Dead Pool, in which people bet on which celebrity will die first. Eventually, someone tries to rig the game by killing certain celebrities. It was a severe financial and critical flop. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Unofficial Dirty Harry

The Rookie (1990)

The Rookie (film) is about Nick Pulovski, portrayed by Clint Eastwood, who has a reputation about getting rookie training partners killed. It is similar to the reputation Dirty Harry has about getting partners killed. This film spoofs Dirty Harry. Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ...


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." [1] 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. Frank Miller Frank Miller (born 27 January 1957 in Olney, Maryland) is an American writer and artist best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ... A graphic novel (GN) is a long-form comic book, usually with lengthy and complex storylines, and often aimed at more mature audiences. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Bruce Willis Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955, Idar-Oberstein, West Germany) is a German-American actor and musician. ... Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir film based on the graphic novels of the same name, directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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