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.
The only Dirty Harry movie where Albert Popwell and Clint Eastwood do not share scenes (except The Dead Pool, where Popwell does not appear at all)
This is a 44. Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it could blow your head clean off. Do you feel lucky?
In the pool scene, the bullet wound of the girl shot in the center of the chest disappears when she is floating in the pool.
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.
A Network Television cut that aired in the 80s and 90s made the following cuts: -The gunshot to the camera at the end of the opening titles is cut off -Many of the gunshots to victims such as Ricca, the Pimp, people in the swimming pool etc are cut down significantly, removing several gunshot. Lingering shots on their dead bodies are also removed. -Much of the language including ass, god damn, bastard, shit, fuck, and racial slurs are all removed entirely. -The scene of the pimp killing the prostitute is shortened for language and sexual content. Some TV edits just cut it entirely and go straight to the pimp's traffic stop. -Love scenes with Sunny and Harry are also shortened. -The Guzman scene is severely cut down. All shots inside his room with the naked man and woman doing drugs are cut. The cop shoots the guard outside his room, the stakeout squad jump into action, then the movie immediately cuts to the Charlie McCoy scene in the basement. -McCoy's shot to the head is cut -Some deaths in the Pilancio shoot out are censored and a lot of impact shots of bullets are cut. -Many cuts are made to the movie to fit it into a 2 hr time slot with commercials as well
$6,871,011 (USA) (30 December 1973)
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