Dirty Harry

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Dirty Harry
Directed byDon Siegel
Produced byDon Siegel
Robert Daley (executive)
Screenplay byHarry Julian Fink
R.M. Fink
Dean Riesner
Uncredited:
John Milius
Terrence Malick
Story byHarry Julian Fink
R.M. Fink
StarringClint Eastwood
Andy Robinson
Harry Guardino
Reni Santoni
John Vernon
Music byLalo Schifrin
CinematographyBruce Surtees
Edited byCarl Pingitore
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • December 23, 1971 (1971-12-23)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$4 million
Box office$35,976,000[1]

Dirty Harry is a 1971 American crime movie. It was produced and directed by Don Siegel. It was the first in the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the main role. Eastwood acts as a San Francisco Police Department Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callaghan, trying to catch a serial killer.[2] The character is based on real life cop Dave Toschi hunting for the Zodiac Killer.[3]

Dirty Harry was followed by four sequels: Magnum Force in 1973, The Enforcer in 1976, Sudden Impact in 1983 (directed by Eastwood), and The Dead Pool in 1988.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dirty Harry". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  2. Roger Ebert (1971-01-01). "Dirty Harry (review)". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  3. Lead detective in unsolved San Francisco Zodiac killer case dies

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