day in the office but with guns, and it's not in an office.
psychopathic sniper is on the loose and our main man (Harry Callahan
- Clint Eastwood) is trying to shoot him. But Harry's bosses seem
intent on making our hero go by the book and Harry's having none
Why do they call him Dirty Harry? (Real)
they only give him the dirty jobs.
our panel of critics thought...
Trips to school on the school bus!! It brought back such happy memories
of being smacked in the kisser by the big kid in charge..."
guns than you could shake a stick at."
sneers than you could shake a gun at."
is amazing that the school bus managed to hit that pile of sand
which looks like it was in the middle of nowhere."
you know that Eastwood actually jumped from the bridge onto the
school bus... thank goodness the bus was only traveling at 1 mile
an hour when he did it."
anyone else noticed that Eastwood has a very big head for his shoulders?"
Oh keep the noise down I'm trying to sleep."
executives summary / pitch
Harry is the ideal accounts department debt collector type. Wouldn't
want to work with him, but he gets the job done.
tell me the ending or plot overview if necessary
Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is a plain clothes police inspector in
doesn't get on with his superiors, presumably because he doesn't
follow orders although he seems well motivated which must count
bosses are determined for Harry to go by the book, but Harry is
determined to do the right thing. His long term career prospects
don't look too good when he eventually gets to kill the sniper at
the end of the movie...
Don't fear fans there was a Dirty Harry 2...
Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review
the looks of things, Clint Eastwood was one of the last actors in
Hollywood to be offered this movie. Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Steve
McQueen and Paul Newman were all offered the role before Eastwood
accepted it. Could this have been Sinatra's finest hour?
plays a good caricature of a mean and snarly police officer loner.
Almost cartoon like at times. Harry is sort of like a Willie Coyote
but not accident prone and not a wolf and doesn't shop at The Acme
Company... he's just damn keen...
good and dark thriller and Eastwood is cynical enough to pull it
know what you're thinking, punk, did he fire 5 shots or 6? Well
to be honest I don't know."
you can just go get yourself another delivery boy."
row row your boat gently down the ... song damn you..."
bang ki-chew ping yeeooo..."
riveting dark and gritty actioner filled with guns going bang or
being waved about threateningly and sneers from moody characters.
Eastwood is superbly moodily-cynical and you can't help but get
on his side, especially as he is just crazily doing the right thing,
forget the pension and the income... what drives these people? (Although
come to think about it if he wasn't like that then it would have
been a much shorter movie, perhaps would only have been made into
a Looney Tunes cartoon.)
all of the feeling of the 1970's TV cop shows but without the crap
bad-boy actors and poorly choreographed dancy-fighting. It is well
acted throughout; in fact the bit on the school bus is so good it
is painful to watch. Did we spot a Charlies Angel's musical riff
in the score at the beginning of this movie?
Frank Sinatra was going to play Harry but he had a wrist injury
so pulled out.