R | | Action, Crime, Mystery
Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
The scene where the Oldsmobile was being chased by a radio-controlled bomb took a week and a half to shoot.
See that gorilla down there? That's Butcher Hicks... and he's killed three men. You know how he did it? He tore 'em apart with his teeth! Didn't even find all the pieces... you might say he has an unhealthy appetite.
Lou Janero: So what?
Harry Callahan: So Hicks there is my new ...
After the restaurant shootout Detective Quan is seen going through one of the shooting victims he finds "The Dead Pool" paper. In California is if unlawful for anyone to touch the decedent without the express permission of the Coroner or Medical Examiner.
For its German VHS release in the late 80s, the film was cut by 13 seconds to secure a "Not under 16" rating. These cuts were waived in 2008 when the complete film was re-rated "Not under 16".
$9,071,330 17 July 1988