San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly), with whom he's not too excited to be working.
When a madman calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" (Andrew Robinson) menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
A vicious serial-killer is on the loose in San Francisco and the police trace a link to the small town of San Paulo, which is further down the coast. When Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) upsets the press and the Mayor in his usual style, he's shipped out of town to investigate while the heat is on. With the help of his new .44 Magnum handgun, Harry goes on the trail leaving behind the usual trail of dead criminals along the way.Written by
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Of the five "Dirty Harry" movies, it was this movie that used the catchphrase "Go ahead, make my day", whereupon it became synonymous with the Harry Callahan character and became popularized into the vernacular of popular culture. Although Clint Eastwood made the phrase "Go ahead, make my day" famous, it was originally used a year earlier by Gary Swanson in Vice Squad (1982). Swanson, who played a Hollywood vice cop, said the line, "Go ahead, scumbag, make my day", to Wings Hauser, who played a pimp, during a bust. The quote is often erroneously attributed by most people to be from the first movie of this franchise, Dirty Harry (1971). The phrase was also voted in a 2005 poll by the American Film Institute as the number six most memorable line in movie history. The phrase was so well publicized and became so popular that many members of the public knew about it by the time the movie opened. See more »
During the coffee shop scene, Loretta has a pencil above her ear that disappears and then reappears. See more »
[holding Jennifer's handgun]
Oh, is this what you had in mind for me?
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Initially banned in Sweden. Then later released with over 10 minutes of footage cut. The DVD version is uncut. See more »
The Dirty Harry series are great films. Forget reality and political correctness, just enjoy the films. Like the rest of the series the formula is perfect in Sudden Impact, a great actor delivering action, humour, thrills and excitement.
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