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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Dirty Harry
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, John Larch, John Mitchum, Mae Mercer

Harry Callahan is a tough but effective detective, who doesn't often do it by the book. Now he must catch a serial killer who is terrorising San Francisco. This massively influential crime film was made as a reaction to a time period when the criminal's rights were becoming more important than those of the victim. The hero's methods may seem unlawful at times, but the film is 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.