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Plot: Picking up three years after the events in Magnum Force, a threatening terrorist group called, The People's Revolutionary Strike Force declare war to the city of San Francisco and demand a ransom to be paid, otherwise they plan to blow the city apart. While Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan is at a… Runtime: 96 min Release Date: 22 Dec 1976
The best sequel of the Dirty Harry series! (by hnt_dnl)
The original "Dirty Harry" film is a masterpiece of filmmaking, a bleak, spare morality tale and social commentary on the flawed justice system that introduced the iconic San Francisco detective to the ranks of the best cops portrayed on film and essentially re-defined the trajectory of Clint Eastwood's career. Yeah, Eastwood had already nailed the anti-heroic Western loner in the 60s, BUT in the 70s thanks to the role of Dirty Harry, he was able to tweak his cool, macho persona just enough to create a new, invigorating character.Harry Callahan may actually be similar on the <more>
surface to Eastwood's "Man With No Name" Western hero, but there are definite subtleties that make Harry a more relatable type of hero. For example, in the first film, we find out that Harry is a widower in a very brief, yet immensely well-played scene when he is being treated by a longtime doctor friend for his wounds obtained in the film's early legendary "Do you feel lucky?" shootout. Anyone in Harry's situation could relate to such loss, however long ago it happened. It's nice little scenes like this that make Harry "one of us", and not just some otherworldly tough guy. Then there's Harry's legendary speech to the Mayor on how he feels about criminals. I imagine that's how a LOT of people actually feel, but Harry is that rare breed that's got the stones to voice his opinion! Harry speaks for the majority. The ending to "Dirty Harry" is still one of the most powerful ever put to celluloid. It was the real Best Picture of 1971, anyway you slice it! Interestingly, most people actually like virtually all of the sequels except perhaps for "The Dead Pool" , but you can't win them all! Still, for 3 out of 4 sequels to be good, that's something. In actuality, I think the majority opinion is that each sequel declines in quality from the prior film. I disagree. While I still think "Dirty Harry" is the best of all obviously , I don't think the immediate sequel "Magnum Force" is the best sequel. I believe that honor actually goes to this film THE ENFORCER 1976 . "Magnum Force", while somewhat watchable, is a bit too cold and detached and, really, the least relatable of the group of films, next to "The Dead Pool". Definitely not my favorite. As a sequel, I feel as if "The Enforcer" comes closest of all of them of deftly relaying the message of the Dirty Harry films, while being able to tell a different, yet compelling, story."The Enforcer" starts out with a scene of a sexy hitchhiker 70s blonde bombshell Jocelyn Jones sporting the "Daisy Duke" look even before the term was coined! goading two gullible and horny gas company employees to a private location, where lay in wait is Bobby Maxwell played with bug-eyed intensity by DeVeren Bookwalter , a disgruntled Vietnam vet and leader of the People's Revolutionary Strike Force. Maxwell kills the 2 men so he can confiscate their van to infiltrate a secure warehouse to steal advanced weapons so they can wreak havoc in the city, all the while leading up to a grander plan that involves kidnapping the Mayor to make a bold statement.During the warehouse melee, Harry's partner DiGiorgio commendably played by John Mitchum is killed trying to stop the terrorist gang, but not before he is able to fatally injure one of them. Maxwell takes no chances and finishes off the injured party in a disturbing moment. So Harry is assigned a new partner Officer Kate Moore winningly played by a very young Tyne Daly in a breakthrough role , who is immediately promoted to detective after having just passed an oral screening exam, of which Harry was one of the testers. The exam scene was my favorite of the film! Harry, being somewhat of a misogynist, reluctantly partners with Moore and their uneasy alliance is fun to watch throughout, as Eastwood and Daly display appealing yin-yang chemistry.During their investigation into the war on the city, Harry's superiors, in particular the vain, media-schmoozing Captain McKay convincingly played by Bradford Dillman try to compel him to harass an infamous local group of black militants, let by Mustapha persuasively played by Albert Popwell, a stalwart supporting player in the "Dirty Harry" franchise . The scenes between Harry and Mustapha are very compelling, as the two men, while they have similar viewpoints on the MAN and the corrupt, ill-operated justice system, Harry hasn't completely given up on it, while Mustapha is a total rebel.But as the film progresses and Harry sees that his superiors are targeting the wrong group, even after he and Moore have gathered some feasible circumstantial evidence, he gets himself suspended. Soon after, the real terrorists kidnap the Mayor and McKay re-instates Harry as Harry and Moore pursue the terrorists in a pulse-pounding climax at the infamous Alcatraz prison shot on location . The ending scene to this sequel, for me, really resonates and I have it as easily the second best one in all the films. I'm sure you can guess which ending I rank as Number 1! Eastwood easily fits into his iconic role here carries the show with cool, calm precision. And Daly, in a groundbreaking role, plays my favorite partner to Harry Callahan. This role probably set the stage for her to become the Lacey half of "Cagney and Lacey", for which she would go onto to win FOUR Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmys! Directed by James Fargo, I find "The Enforcer" to be a very provocative and fluid film that never stalls and tells a compelling story. Easily the best sequel to "Dirty Harry" for me!
This movie continues the tradition of great Clint Eastwood movies. The Enforcer is filled with Harry Callahan's dry humor and tough talk. 1976 San Francisco is filmed beautifully and provides a great background as usual. The music is suitably funky, perfect for the period. Much better than what passes for entertainment these days. We took them all for granted back then. You must have this movie to complete your Dirty Harry collection. It's one of the 3 best of the series.Great bad guys, and DiGeorgio, his partner, played by John Mitchum, Robert Mitchum's brother. Tyne Daly makes <more>
Dirty Harry:A Noble Knight in a savage land. (by bluesman-20)
The Third Dirty Harry Film is not a character study or a social comment this time it's a out and out action film. a terrorist group targets San Francisco and they are intent on starting a race war with a black militant gang based on the black panthers it's a ruse of course and Dirty Harry gets caught in it . Harry is assigned a new partner a female PArtner named Kate Moore who has a hard time trying to walk in Harry's shadow. the war comes to S.F. and Harry after stopping a robbery is assigned to Personel. harry is like a fish out of water but the clues and tips keep piling up as <more>
do the bodies. Finally Harry is suspended and while he sits this out the Terrorists seize the mayor hostage and hole up on alcatraz. Harry is asked to rescue the mayor and does so in a thrilling climax that also breaks Harry's Heart. Not the best in the series but not the worst either it does what it's intended to do entertain you. it's not a political statement it's not a thinking picture it's a action picture which means sit back and watch one of the best in the business show you how it's done.
As powerful as Clint Eastwood's .44 Magnum (by TheUnknown837-1)
This is the third installment of the Dirty Harry series, all starring the legendary four-times Academy Award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood. Naturally, it's not as powerful and dramatic as the first of the series, because, once again naturally, sequels are difficult to make. Especially if you want them to live up to their proceeding movies."The Enforcer", like all five installments of the series, is a great action-crime film with it's own little individual plot and point. It's got plenty of decent action, Eastwood flaring away with his .44 Magnum revolver, <more>
punching bleeding holes through his challengers.This movie has also got a pretty dramatic ending.Overall, "The Enforcer" is another classic Clint Eastwood movie and definitely worth checking out and seeing a few times over.
The movie's great, the music's wrong, I mean, the music including the main title is too jazzy and light for a Dirty Harry movie. Jerry Fielding is a great composer and had done many good movie and television music, but his style doesn't fit for the Dirty Harry film franchise. This movie, I believe, would had had much better reception if the film score had been done by Lalo Schifrin as the other four films. The film score makes this movie feel unrelated and unnatural to the DH franchise, and feels like watching a different Clint Eastwood action flick. The movie itself was second <more>
best other than the first Dirty Harry. Tyne Daly was wonderful, and had good chemistry with Clint Eastwood, though Mr. Eastwood seemed to be a little shoulder relaxed as Harry Callahan compared to the previous films. But this movie has some of the best hard blow quotes by Harry, especially towards Captain McKay.
Clint Eastwood makes a welcome return as Harry Callahan in the third entry of the Dirty Harry series. (by The Grand Master)
Clint Eastwood makes a welcome return as unorthodox SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan in The Enforcer, the third entry of the Dirty Harry series. Though a box office success in 1976, many people dismissed it as a worn out carbon copy of previous movies Dirty Harry 1971 and Magnum Force 1973 . I beg to differ. I enjoyed The Enforcer, and at a compact running time of 96 minutes it is one that I still enjoy to watch from time to time.SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan Clint Eastwood finds himself being disciplined by Captain McKay Bradford Dillman after foiling a liquor store robbery by driving an <more>
unmarked police car that the robbers demanded through the store, shooting all of the robbers with his trusted .44 Magnum revolver and in the process injuring a number of hostages and causing $14,379 worth of damage to the store. Lieutenant Bressler is helpless to see Callahan transferred to personnel. At the same time, a terrorist group named the People's Revolutionary Strike Force PRSF led by the Bobby Maxwell DeVeren Bookwalter is preparing to wage war on San Francisco after they manage to steal a large number of military weapons from a warehouse and kill Callahan's partner Frank DiGiorgio John Mitchum . Callahan is reinstated to Homicide and his partner happens to be rookie female Inspector Kate Moore Tyne Daly who in a coincidence Callahan interviewed during his brief time in Personnel and openly pointed out her lack of field experience. Although Callahan is none too thrilled to have Moore as his partner, Moore later proves herself to be a capable police officer and in turn Callahan admires her for her loyalty and respects her when she stands by him after he is suspended after butting heads with Captain McKay one too many times. Callahan and Moore work together to take down the terrorist group after they take the Mayor John Crawford hostage and hold him for ransom at Alcatraz Prison.I was delighted to see Clint Eastwood return as his iconic character "Dirty" Harry Callahan. He appears to have changed in some ways, particularly with his opinion of women in policing, but he has not yielded in his unorthodox ways of dealing with criminals much to the chagrin of his superiors. Tyne Daly stands tall and holds her own as Inspector Kate Moore, willing to prove herself in the unforgiving world of policing. Tyne Daly would later go on to star in popular crime TV series Cagney & Lacey. DeVeren Bookwalter made an effective villain as the charismatic blue eyed terrorist leader Bobby Maxwell. Also returning in the Dirty Harry series are Harry Guardino, John Mitchum and Albert Popwell who pops up in a different role from the previous 2 movies .Third time was certainly the lucky charm and I had a good time watching Clint Eastwood return as Harry Callahan. The Enforcer was a welcome addition to the Dirty Harry series.9/10.
In this third chapter from the Book of Dirty Harry Callahan, there's plenty of action as Harry breaks in a new partner and goes after a ruthless bunch, some self-proclaimed revolutionaries who are nothing more than common criminals, in `The Enforcer,' directed by James Fargo, and starring Clint Eastwood and Tyne Daly. And beyond the action, it's a film that manages to make a valid statement about bureaucratic nonsense, as well as the lack of common sense employed by those ensconced in the budding agenda of `political correctness,' who put an emphasis on image over purpose and <more>
results. Mostly, though, it gives the audience a chance to share vicariously in the triumph of good over evil, as Harry once again metes out justice in his own inimitable way.After taking charge and cleaning up a hostage situation in a way that only `Dirty Harry' can, Harry Eastwood is assigned to a desk job in personnel. But when his partner, Frank DiGiorgio John Mitchum goes down on the job during the robbery of a munitions warehouse, Harry is back on the street, but with a new partner, Kate Moore Daly , one of the first female inspectors in the country. And Harry puts her through her paces as they attempt to track down this particularly volatile gang, who seemingly put little value on human life as they cut their swath through the city of San Francisco and pursue their own `for the people' agenda, which in reality means they want to get their hands on as much cash as possible, and plan to hold the city hostage to do it. But they had better think again; because when they took down Frank, they inadvertently provoked the ire of Inspector Callahan himself, who does not take kindly to their sort to begin with. James Fargo is in the director's chair for this one, and he comports himself well, recapturing all of the attitudes and elements that made the first two `Dirty Harry' films so successful. Fargo sets a good pace and keeps the story on at least an equal footing with the action, which keeps this one involving. Giving Harry a female partner puts some added interest into the mix as well, in light of the fact that this film was made in an era in which women were just beginning to emerge in such positions, on the screen or otherwise. `Cagney and Lacey,' for instance, was still some five or six years away, and Kathleen Turner's `V.I. Warshawski' wouldn't make an appearance until 1991. Initially, the film takes something of a patronizing attitude toward her, but Harry treats her as an equal from the beginning, and in the end, Inspector Moore emerges as a strong character, gender aside. Most importantly, that is not the focus of the filmmakers here, and the fact that Moore is a woman is little more in the overall scheme of things than a footnote in cinematic history; Moore is just another character in the `Dirty Harry' saga, and she's a good one especially when compared to Harry's partner, Al Quan-- played by Evan C. Kim-- in `The Dead Pool' . And credit Fargo with insuring that it all blends together naturally within the context of the story, as well as the fact that he keeps the relationship between Callahan and Moore on task, and allows it to develop quite credibly. All in all, it's a good, collaborative effort from all concerned.What really gives this one that ring of authenticity, however, is that Clint Eastwood is in top form, and even in his third outing as Harry seems more immersed in the character than ever. And, in the final analysis, story aside, it's the `Dirty Harry' character that makes these films so popular and successful. Creating a cinematic icon is no easy task, and that's precisely what Eastwood has done with Harry; and it's gratifying to see that he is willing to give that 110% at this stage of the game, in order to maintain the credibility of the character and the films, as well. A lesser actor would have taken this kind of success to the bank by now, while possibly allowing the character to slip into caricature rather than being concerned with keeping it real and convincing. It demonstrates what a pro Eastwood is, and why he commands the kind of respect afforded him within the industry.Taking on the role of Kate Moore had to be a challenge for Tyne Daly, and happily, she succeeds quite well with it. She makes her character convincing by allowing her to develop in a `real time' manner; she doesn't just jump in there, full blown and ready to take on hardened criminals. Initially, she displays some intimidation in Harry's presence, which gives their relationship some realism from the beginning. After all, Harry IS an intimidating guy; add to that the fact that this is a new job for Moore, which in reality would create a level of discomfort for anyone, anywhere. And Daly has tapped into all of that with her portrayal of Moore, making her a very believable character, and one of the most memorable from among the five `Dirty Harry' films.The supporting cast includes Harry Guardino Lt. Bressler , Bradford Dillman Capt. McKay , DeVeren Bookwalter Bobby Maxwell , John Crawford The Mayor , Samantha Doane Wanda and Albert Popwell as `Big' Ed Mustapha look for Popwell in the original `Dirty Harry' as the Bank Robber; in `Magnum Force' as pimp J.J. Wilson; and again in `Sudden Impact' as one of Harry's partners, Horace . A well made and entertaining film, `The Enforcer' keeps the `Dirty Harry' series alive, well and on solid ground; in retrospect, it seems a shame now that Eastwood waited seven years to make the next installment, `Sudden Impact,' as with the dreadful `The Dead Pool' in 1988, it all ended with barely a whimper. The first four, however, more than make up for it-- and that's the magic of the movies. 8/10.
Sometime You Need Neanderthals In The Department (by bkoganbing)
It might not be the best of the Dirty Harry films, but The Enforcer is my favorite one. This is the one where the sexist side of Inspector Harry Callahan is explored and challenged.Clint Eastwood is now on some dead end assignment in the San Francisco PD because he's once again offended someone powerful. He's now reviewing applicants for promotion. But when a robbery occurs of an armory and some heavy duty weapons are stolen, the SFPD has to turn to Dirty Harry.In this case something called the People's Liberation Strike Force with those weapons and explosives now start making <more>
demands on the city of San Francisco. A lot of dead bodies pile up in this one, including John Mitchum in his third and final appearance in a Dirty Harry film. Mitchum was one of the detectives in the SFPD Homicide Squad and had a peripheral role in the first two films. Here he becomes Clint's partner and actually uncovers the hideout of the militants, but the leader gets the drop on him and kills him.Harry Guardino returns as Eastwood's immediate superior, Guardino was absent from Magnum Force, he figured prominently as the constantly harassed superior. Bradford Dillman is an ambitious politically minded captain, who gets the liberal mayor, John Crawford's ear.Tyne Daly gives the best performance, probably her best big screen role as the female partner Eastwood is assigned with. It's part of the new look the SFPD is being given. She's quite the inexperienced klutz at first, something Clint doesn't really need. In the end she really does redeem herself. And Clint loses a bit off the testosterone here. The final shootout with the militants who've hidden out on deserted Alcatraz Island is the best climax of any of the Dirty Harry films. The Enforcer's got the best ending of any Dirty Harry film.As you gather some punks chose to try their luck with Dirty Harry.
Dirty Harry, A Female Partner & Lots of Humour (by seymourblack-1)
The shootouts, chases and explosions in this, the third "Dirty Harry film", are enough to satisfy any action movie fan but what makes "The Enforcer" different to its predecessors is its humour. A number of sharp one-liners and the outrageous methods employed by Detective Inspector Harry Callahan Clint Eastwood provide a lot of laughs but additionally, his interactions with his new female partner and his incompetent superiors create a whole series of other situations which are also great fun to watch.Harry, of course, is a walking anachronism and a male chauvinist and <more>
these qualities often get him into trouble. He does, however, have a recognised talent for dealing with some very challenging cases in a particularly forceful way and it's this ability that frequently enables him to extricate himself from the difficulties that his behaviour leads him into.When Callahan and his partner Detective Inspector Frank DiGiorgio John Mitchum arrive at a liquor store robbery where the gunmen have taken hostages and demanded a car, Callahan simply gets into his police vehicle and drives it at great speed through the store-front windows before shooting and killing all the robbers. His quick, simple and effective way of dealing with this dangerous situation isn't appreciated by his superiors who promptly transfer him from the homicide division to the personnel department.In his new role, Callahan takes part in a series of interviews with candidates who are being considered for promotion to inspector and openly shows his disgust at the imposition of quotas to ensure that a requisite number of women are appointed to these posts. In one interview with a candidate called Kate Moore Tyne Daly , his questions reveal that she's spent all her career doing office work and has no experience in the field and has never even made an arrest. Callahan's scepticism about promoting people with no proof of their competence in the field leads to him being branded a Neanderthal and his concern about their safety on the streets is also summarily dismissed.After DiGiorgio is killed attempting to arrest a group of terrorists who are in the process of stealing rocket launchers, explosives and a variety of other weapons from a munitions warehouse, Callahan is reassigned to homicide with a new partner, Detective Inspector Kate Moore. The way in which this unlikely partnership tracks down the terrorists who try to hold the city of San Francisco to ransom, surprisingly leads to them becoming friends before their mission reaches its action-packed climax at Alcatraz Island.It's interesting that in "Magnum Force" Callahan's attitude to vigilantism changed because of what happened in that story and similarly, in "The Enforcer", his experience of working with a woman who showed her competence and bravery, leads to a certain softening of his attitude to the idea of women working in the homicide division. With his eyes narrowed and his teeth clenched, Clint Eastwood again does a good job of showing Callahan's disdain for various types of people but it's in his scenes with Tyne Daly that he shows greater subtlety as Callahan's new partner gradually starts to win his respect and friendship.