Dirty Harry

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When a madman dubbed the "Scorpio Killer" terrorizes San Francisco, hard-boiled 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.

  1. Rita M. Fink

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Harry Julian Fink

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Jo Heims


  4. Dean Riesner


  5. Don Siegel


  6. John Milius


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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Movie Data


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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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

More than iconography here in dynamite Siegel/Eastwood teaming.

The film opens with a shot of a memorial wall in praise of the San Francisco Police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, a SFPD badge is prominent as the camera scrolls down the ream of names on the wall. Cut to a rooftop sniper shooting a girl taking a swim in a swimming pool, cut to the coolest looking cop you have ever seen making his way to the rooftop scene, he stands and surveys the whole of the San Francisco bay area, this is, his area, and we know we are in for a very special film indeed.

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