R | | Action, Crime, Mystery
Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.
When Clint Eastwood approached Don Siegel to offer him the directing job for Dirty Harry (1971), Eastwood gave Siegel four drafts of the script, one of which was written by Terrence Malick. In Malick's script, he changed the killer from being a mindless psychopath killing because he likes it, to being a ... ...
This is a 44. Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it could blow your head clean off. Do you feel lucky?
After Harry repeatedly chops Red in the neck, a close-up shot shows blood around Red's mouth. The blood is gone or less prominent in subsequent shots.
The credits are played over a hand (presumably Harry's) holding a 44 Magnum against a red background. As such, this is the only Dirty Harry movie in which the opening credits are not played over San Francisco scenery.
$6,871,011 (USA) (30 December 1973)
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