Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry

DVD - 1971 ;
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Harry Callahan is a tough, street-wise cop, but on the force they call him Dirty Harry. In San Francisco, a rooftop killer murders two people. He kidnaps a girl and threatens to let her suffocate unless the city pays his ransom demand. Harry is out to get him, one way or the other.
Publisher: United States : Warner Bros., 1971 ; United States : [Warner Home Video]
Branch Call Number: DVD Action Adventure DIRTY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 in. viewing copy


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Jul 14, 2017

This film isn't just fascinating on its own. It holds an important place in history given how well it captures the national mood of the time. With crime becoming more and more of a problem, and nasty figures known as 'serial killers' gaining ever bigger fame on the news, it makes perfect sense in retrospect why the movie would get so popular. Clint Eastwood, as has been famously stated many times by many reviewers, does an excellent job in what is the first of a whole film series. The side characters are particularly interesting as well.

Sep 28, 2016

Tense, suspenseful and disturbing--the best of the Dirty Harry Callahan franchise, expertly directed by key Eastwood mentor-collaborator, Don Siegel.
Contains one of the great Eastwood performances: spare, tough and wryly witty.

Jul 10, 2016

I don't even know how this movie got more than 3 stars.

Jun 29, 2016

Classic cinema you have to see. So quoteable.

Nov 12, 2015

Andy Robinson gives a great performance as Scorpio, a psycho killer extortionist. I would rate "Dirty Harry" at 5.0 stars.

When released in 1971, this film caused an international sensation. It featured a vigilante who attacked the American legal system and law enforcement system from within. Inspector Callahan's sole obsession was to hunt down violent criminals from behind a police badge.

Jun 14, 2014

Clint Eastwood is a San Francisco Police Detective. This may be one of the best police detective movies as Eastwood plays detective Harry Callahan. Great chase scenes especially at the close of the movie. A Five Star Original Detective Movie!!

Jun 17, 2013

the dirtiest harry of them all!

Jul 11, 2012

I was bowled over by this movie when I first saw it in High School back in 1971 and have to return to it every once in a while. An Eastwood "shoot 'em up' Classic!

mrsgail5756 Mar 17, 2012

This movie was entertaining but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”.

Aug 16, 2011

Made my day. :)

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aaa5756 Dec 25, 2013

“This is the way I want to remember Clint. Not some old man babbling to a chair with nobody sitting in it.” - Detective Harry Callahan San Francisco Police

aaa5756 Dec 25, 2013

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
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Apr 18, 2013

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