Dirty Harry

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Dirty Harry
Directed by Don Siegel
Produced by Don Siegel
Robert Daley (executive)
Screenplay by Harry Julian Fink
R.M. Fink
Dean Riesner
John Milius
Terrence Malick
Story by Harry Julian Fink
R.M. Fink
Starring Clint Eastwood
Andy Robinson
Harry Guardino
Reni Santoni
John Vernon
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography Bruce Surtees
Editing by Carl Pingitore
Studio Malpaso Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) December 23, 1971 (1971-12-23)
Running time 102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4 million
Money made $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.

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