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Dirty Harry

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
7.47 /10
Clint Eastwood (HARVARD LAMPOON AWARD - WORST ACTOR OF THE YEAR), Reni Santoni, Harry Guardino
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Directed by: Don Siegel
Written by: Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesner, from a story by H.J. and R.M. Fink

Released: 1971
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 103

A San Francisco police inspector (Clint Eastwood) isn't fussy about legal niceties as he sticks up for law and order.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Cop movies had become so stereotyped in their liberal responses that this tough, well-made, exciting thriller came as a welcome relief. The fact that it was little more than a western in modern dress did not save it from being hated by most critics. An enormous and well-deserved hit, it spawned four sequels (Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, The Dead Pool ) and innumerable imitations. Recent critics have been much more kindly disposed towards it.

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