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The Enforcer (1976) is the third film in the Dirty Harry series. Directed by James Fargo, it stars Clint Eastwood as Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan and Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dirty Harry is the name of a series of films starring fictional SFPD detective Dirty Harry Callahan, portrayed by Clint Eastwood Eastwoods character also helped popularize (and to a degree, sensationalize) the . ... J.C. Fargo James Fargo director of films like : The Enforcer Every Which Way But Loose Forced Vengeance Category: ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Harry Callahan, portrayed by Clint Eastwood. ... Tyne Daly (born Ellen Tyne Daly on February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin) is a Tony Award-winning American stage and screen actress. ...

The Enforcer

The Enforcer theatrical poster
Directed by James Fargo
Produced by Robert Daley
Written by Story:
Gail Morgan Hickman
S.W. Schurr
Screenplay:
Stirling Silliphant
Dean Riesner
Starring Clint Eastwood
Harry Guardino
Bradford Dillman
Tyne Daly
DeVeren Bookwalter
Music by Jerry Fielding
Cinematography Charles W. Short
Editing by Joel Cox
Ferris Webster
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) December 22, 1976
Running time 96 min.
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Magnum Force
Followed by Sudden Impact
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

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Plot

Picking up a few years after the events in Magnum Force, the film centers on a group of terrorists calling themselves "The People's Revolutionary Strike Force" (former Vietnam veterans as part of an extremist organization) who are blackmailing the city of San Francisco for two million dollars. They rob a warehouse containing military weapons intended for export, during which Callahan's partner is killed. (One of the terrorists is a former employee.) 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. ... Terrorism refers to the use of violence for the purpose of achieving a political, religious, or ideological goal. ... The Peoples Revolutionary Strike Force are a fictional group terrorists in the film, The Enforcer. ... For other uses, see Blackmail (disambiguation). ...

"Dirty" Harry in The Enforcer.

Meanwhile, Harry is part of the interview process for new inspectors, being told that 3 of 8 new positions are going to be female. In the end, he gets partnered with Kate Moore who has worked in personnel for nine years with no experience in homicide, making arrests or in violent situations. Harry disapproves of his new partner, though he eventually comes to respect her diligence. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Enforcer is a 1976 film directed by James Fargo, starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Callahan and Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore. ...


The PRSF keep acquiring more weapons through robbery, and are preparing for their political statement. In their final desperate act, the Strike Force kidnaps the mayor and Harry goes undercover to root out the leader Maxwell, tracking them down to their hideout at Alcatraz. After the normal end-of-movie gun-battles (this time with rocket launchers). Inspector Moore recieves a brief distraction when she sees Harry about to get shot by a terrorist, she yells for him to move. This saved Harry's life, but sadly caused the end of hers, due to a gunshot she receieved whilst yelling. The mayor is saved and the extremists are killed. But once again another Dirty Harry partner is killed (Inspector Moore) . Mayor Gavin Newsom 2004-present The Mayor of San Francisco is the head of the government of San Francisco, California. ...


Trivia

  • The working title was "Moving Target", while another was "Dirty Harry III".
  • In 1980, a writer sued Eastwood for plagiarism, accusing him of taking the title of the film from one of his works. Eastwood maintained that he was inspired by the 1951 Humphrey Bogart film, The Enforcer, which was also distributed by Warner Bros. The case was dismissed.[citation needed]
  • Throughout the film, several characters refer to the LAW Rocket. This is the real-life M72 anti-tank weapon. The one depicted in the film is the M72A1, which was used during the Vietnam War.
  • Harry's new partner, Inspector Kate Moore mentions to Harry his previous partners he worked with in the past who have died; Fanducci, who was mentioned in Dirty Harry, and Early Smith in Magnum Force. Another of Harry's partners, Chico Gonzalez, was injured during the events of the first film and left the police force to become a teacher.
  • Recurring characters Lieutenant Bressler (Harry Guardino) and Frank DiGeorgio (John Mitchum) reprise their roles for the last time. Bressler was Harry's boss in the first film of the series, while DiGeorgio appeared in the first three. A new character, Captain Jerome McKay (Bradford Dillman), was introduced as Harry's superior officer; Dillman played a similar role, Captain Briggs, in Sudden Impact.
  • A brief scene inside San Francisco's City Hall was filmed outside Suite 200, then-Mayor George Moscone's office. The first film was filmed inside Suite 200, when Joseph Alioto was mayor.
  • This was originally intended to be the last Dirty Harry film of a trilogy. A poll conducted by Warner Bros in 1983 led to the development of a fourth film, Sudden Impact.

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External links

Dirty Harry
Harry Callahan
The Films
Dirty Harry | Magnum Force | The Enforcer | Sudden Impact | The Dead Pool
Villains
The Scorpio Killer | Lt. Neil Briggs | The People's Revolutionary Strike Force | Mick the Rapist | Harlan Rook
Other
Clint Eastwood | Albert Popwell | Go ahead, make my day. | Jennifer Spencer

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