Dirty Harry

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Dirty Harry

The American crime drama from director and producer Don Siegel (Don Siegel). The first of five films about police inspector of San Francisco Harry Callahan, nicknamed «Dirty Harry». Starring Clint Eastwood (Clint Eastwood).

Harry Callahan – a veteran of the police department of San Francisco. Ever since he became a widower, Harry became reclusive. He believes that justice can be achieved at any cost, and does not believe in rules. He was not wearing a protective vest and trusts only his “Magnum”44 caliber. When the city begins to terrorize the sniper, police chief instructs Harry to investigate the matter, together with a new partner – Chico Gonzalez (Reni Santoni / Reni Santoni). A serial killer nicknamed”The Scorpion» (Andy Robinson / Andy Robinson) shot kills girl in the pool and the city administration sent letters demanding to pay him $ 100 thousand, or else he would continue his killing. His next victim is a black boy, and then he kidnaps and rapes a 14-year-old girl. During her life Scorpio already requires double repayment. The mayor agrees to pay, and Harry with a partner is sent to the meeting place. The killer playing with the cops “cat and mouse” and injures Harry Callahan and does not remain in debt. Along with Gonzalez, he goes on the trail of the killer and catches it. Tough measures it is seeking from the psychopath, where the girl. Unfortunately, by the time the victim is already dead. And the next morning the murderer released from the police station, as Harry had violated the criminal procedure of the detention. But later Scorpion grabs school bus with children and again demands a ransom. The mayor goes back concessions. Enraged, Harry decides to deal with the killer once and for all.

The script Dirty Harry was a man older than 50 years, and in this role producers first saw Robert Mitchum (Robert Mitchum), John Wayne (John Wayne), Burt Lancaster (Burt Lancaster) or Frank Sinatra (Frank Sinatra). Rejected an offer to play and Paul Newman (Paul Newman), nominate Clint Eastwood. He agreed on the condition that the film will be shot in San Francisco, and the director will be Don Siegel.

Clint Eastwood himself performed all the stunts in the film, including a scene in which he jumps from the bridge on the roof of the hijacked bus.

The movie “Dirty Harry”was the beginning of a series, which came five sequels:”The strength of the Magnum”(1971),”Higher Power”(1973),”reinforcements”(1976),”Sudden Impact”(1983)”Playing Dead” (1988).

Siegel adopted the role of a little-known actor Andy Robinson. because, according to him, he was looking for “a man with the face of a choirboy.” It turned out that Robinson – a pacifist and never fired, so before the shooting, he was sent on a course shooting. Robinson played the role so convincingly that after the movie was released, he began to receive threats in his address.

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