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Dirty Harry

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1971
  • Don Siegel
  • 102 mins
  • X

Summary

Crime thriller starring Clint Eastwood. San Francisco cop "Dirty" Harry Callahan is assigned the case of a sniper who has murdered a young girl and threatened further killings if his ransom demand is not met. Dismayed to find himself partnered with a raw recruit, Callahan is soon at odds with his bosses over whether to pay off the killer.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The Beast with Five Fingers is given an energetic Scream update in this delightful horror comedy, which casts a winking eye on genre clichés and cannily redefines them into first-class popcorn entertainment. Lazy student Devon Sawa can't control his supernaturally possessed hand and ends up killing his best friends without knowing it. Everything from Evil Dead II to Death Becomes Her gets worked over by director Rodman Flender, who pushes the scare button on numerous occasions and always hits the funny bone with over-the-top gross-outs. A welcome surprise.

Credits

Cast

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Harry CallahanClint Eastwood
Lieutenant BresslerHarry Guardino
ChicoReni Santoni
MayorJohn Vernon
KillerAndrew Robinson
ChiefJohn Larch
DeGeorgioJohn Mitchum
Mrs RussellMae Mercer
NormaLyn Edgington
Bus driverRuth Kobart
Mr JaffeWoodrow Parfrey
RothkoJosef Sommer
BannermanWilliam Paterson
Liquor store proprietorJames Nolan
Sid KleinmanMaurice S Argent
Miss WillisJo DeWinter
Sergeant ReinekeCraig Kelly (1)

Crew

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DirectorDon Siegel

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Warner Dists
Released on
1972-03-30
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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