When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

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  1. Rita M. Fink

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Harry Julian Fink

    Screenplay, Story

  3. John Milius


  4. Jo Heims


  5. Dean Riesner


  6. Don Siegel


Top Billed Cast

  1. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood

    Insp. Harry Callahan

  2. Harry Guardino

    Harry Guardino

    Lt. Al Bressler

  3. Reni Santoni

    Reni Santoni

    Insp. Chico Gonzalez

  4. John Vernon

    John Vernon

    The Mayor

  5. Andrew Robinson

    Andrew Robinson

    Scorpio Killer

  6. John Larch

    John Larch


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $35,976,000.00

Homepage http://www.warnerbros.com/dirty-harry/

Release Information

  • December 22, 1971
    R, Theatrical
  • November 19, 1997
    R, Physical
  • June 3, 2008
    R, Physical



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