Action packed, thrilling, humour, and all the classic Dirty Harry lines.
Great introduction to a series of great classics.
Client East wood your the man awesome actor director.
Same old Eastwood but still worth seeing
Very easy to see why this film is a classic.
This is the standard for all other cop movies. A brilliant classic.
For good reason is this one an absolute classic. More quotable quotes than Pulp Fiction.
"You've got to ask yourself one question..."
i loved this movie - clint eastwood at his best - sit back and enjoy a great vigilante movie - we need more of him in this world to eliminate some evil beings.
My first Dirty Harry outing was The Dead Pool mainly for the Guns n Roses Cameo. The previous movies highlight the final instalment as almost a send up, Eastwood and Co making Harry even more over the top. The later of the films capturing the rock star sex and death obsession of the time, just as the first captured the fear and fascination with the Zodiac serial killings.
Absolutley loved this movie. I can't believe I havent seen this until now. The mood, the music, the acting, everything about it was fantastic. Really looking forward to the see the rest in the series.
Clint as GRitty Harry Callahan. Action packed with Clint's classic presence and snarl.
"I know what you're thinking, did he fire six shots or only five?... But being as this is a .44 Magnum... you've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, PUNK?
"Dirty Harry" was one of 1971's most popular and controversial films, and it strongly influenced crime cinema for many years to follow - the script was written by Julian & Rita Fink, and was originally known as "Dead Straight" with Frank Sinatra as the proposed lead. However, Sinatra had injured his hand, the script came into Eastwood's possession and he took it to good friend, director Don Siegel - and the rest as they say is history. The character of unorthodox, hard nosed San Francisco detective Inspector Harry Callahan has proven to be the most enduring for Eastwood with five appearances as Inspector Callahan from 1971's "Dirty Harry", onto 1973's "Magnum Force", then 1977's "The Enforcer" through to 1983's "Sudden Impact", and finally 1988's "The Dead Pool" - however, the first foray is by far the finest. Onscreen, Eastwood's laconic, blunt performance is equally matched by the knife edge work of then unknown actor Andy Robinson as the psychotic killer "Scorpio" (loosely inspired by the notorious "Zodiac" killer of the late 1960's), Canadian actor John Vernon fits the frustrated mayors role well, Reni Santoni is impressive as Harry's well meaning but naive partner Chico, and Harry Guardino is superb as Harry's immediate boss, Lt Bressler. The film was equally applauded and savaged by critics upon release, many criticising it as "right wing propaganda" or "fascist", - in my opinion, it's a tense, well constructed thriller full of Don Siegels inventive direction and multi-layered intensity. Eastwood definitely was the right choice for the moody, uncompromising detective - and that now iconic "Do you feel lucky punk ?" speech is a firm piece of modern film culture. Watch during the famous shoot out in front of the bank near the film's beginning - it is the only sequence in the movie shot on a Hollywood backlot, and as Harry crosses the road you can see on the movie marquee behind him the theatre is showing "Play Misty For Me" !! One of the stand out crime dramas of American cinema, and a major inspiration for future film makers globally.
I like his simple approach, knowing someone is guilty and he becomes Judge, Jury and Executioner. Save taxpayers money in court cases.
These types of roles are brilliant for Clint's style, he fills the screen with his character.
Forgot how old it was until Harry mentioned the price of his pants (about 27 dollars) I was 4 when it was made! Still a great movie!
The All time classic Clint Eastwood as the tough as nails cop Dirty Harry. The shoot first and ask questions if they survive later cop. Must see movie that spawned three sequels all just as good.
Dirty Harry: The Dead Poolhas far less to say than the original Dirty Harry. But its highly coloured melodrama and the speed of the action certainly entertain.
Clint at his best. I had not seen Dirty Harry for years but I thouroughly enjoyed it.