Dirty Harry
1971
*****
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guradino, Reni Santoni

Harry Callahan is a tough detective who cares about results but not about procedure, and now he needs to catch a serial killer who terrorises San Francisco. This massively influential crime film has controversial views about law (or lawfulness), but it’s full of unforgettable moments and quotable dialogue, and it gave Clint Eastwood another iconic role besides the Man with No Name. Scripted by John Milius under a pseudonym. Followed by four progressively poorer sequels: Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool.