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.
At 124 minutes, this is the longest of all of the Dirty Harry movies.
This is a 44. Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it could blow your head clean off. Do you feel lucky?
It's clear that where the scene of Ricca (the mob boss) being killed is not the same place where Callahan arrives at later to view it. The area where the shooting was shown was clearly partially-deserted. The later scene is a busy street with both pedestrians and homes close by.
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.
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC with edits made to throat punches and shots of the twitching bodies of Ricca and the pimp, and the killing of the prostitute in the taxi was also heavily shortened. The cuts were fully waived in 1986.
$6,871,011 (USA) (30 December 1973)
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