Dirty Harry VHSPAL

Don Siegel, 1971

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Film Details

Directed by Don Siegel

Produced in 1971

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

Film Description

The first in the series of films in which Clint Eastwood, as Lieutenant Harry Callahan, a right wing, bad-tempered San Francisco policeman, not averse to bending the rules to get his man, redefined the laconic, close-mouthed hard man for the permissive 1970s. Here, the maniacal 'Scorpio Killer' is on the loose in San Francisco and Callahan disregards procedure in his efforts to track him down, using his trusty Magnum .44 to dispense his own brand of justice. The direction is taut, the locations striking and the electronic score jazzy. The film set a template for future cop thrillers to live up to. Perhaps surprisingly, the film was conceived as a vehicle for Frank Sinatra.

VHSPAL Details

Certificate: 18

Publisher: Warner Bros.

Length: 98 mins

Format: VHSPAL Colour

Region: 2

Released: 15th May 2000

Cat No: S001019

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by Anon on 29th November 2002

In a role originally turned down by John Wayne, Clint Eastwood as 'Dirty' Harry Callaghan became an American icon and a law unto himself. In a time of civil unrest whe... Read on

by Anon on 8th February 2001

Superb 70s action film. Clint at his coolest. Read on

by Anon on 6th July 2000

Politically controversial in its day (is the hero a fascist?) Dirty Harry remains exciting and provocative viewing, and is the quintessential Clint Eastwood movie. In ... Read on

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