Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Paul Drake
Genre: Action, Thriller
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 117 minutes
The fourth Dirty Harry film is a complete embarrassment to memories of the stunning Don Siegel movie that started the franchise. Gratuitous and somehow sleazy, this cop flick finds Eastwood's Harry Callahan searching for a female serial killer (Sondra Locke) who happens to be a vengeful rape victim ridding the world of guys who can't take "no" for an answer. The whole silly Callahan myth--the way he'll just stand in the shadows with his big gun until the bad guys realize they're going to die--almost makes one wonder how Eastwood survived this junk to become an A-list director in his winter years. Best known for the line "Go ahead, make my day." --Tom Keogh
Listen, punk. To me you're nothin' but dogshit, you understand? And a lot of things can happen to dogshit. It can be scraped up with a shovel off the ground. It can dry up and blow away in the wind. Or it can be stepped on and squashed. So take my advice and be careful where the dog shits ya!
I think it would be wise if the Inspector took some time off.
Are you suspending me, sir?
No, I'm saying you take a vacation until this cools off.
But I'm not up for a vacation!
Callahan, I'm not going to fence with you. Take a few days off.