Dirty Harry

Lists: Action

Brief Synopsis: "When a madman dubbed the "Scorpio Killer" terrorizes San Francisco, hard-boiled cop Harry Callahan -- famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement -- is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself."

Overall Ranking: 1162 (Rank from 1971: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Patrick Devitt100
David Baruffi80
Thomas Pollock80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest70Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 4
Jay of Life Vs Film50(full review)

People Involved

  • Clint Eastwood (Insp. Harry Callahan)
  • Andrew Robinson (Scorpio Killer)
  • John Vernon (The Mayor)
  • Reni Santoni (Insp. Chico Gonzalez)
  • Harry Guardino (Lt. Al Bressler)
  • John Mitchum (Insp. Frank DiGiorgio)
  • Mae Mercer (Mrs. Russell)
  • Lyn Edgington (Norma)
  • Ruth Kobart (Bus Driver)
  • Woodrow Parfrey (Mr. Jaffe)
  • William Paterson (Judge Bannerman)
  • James Nolan (Liquor Store Owner)
  • Josef Sommer (Att. William T. Rothko)
  • James Nolan (Liquor Store Owner)
  • Albert Popwell (Bank Robber (uncredited))
  • Don Siegel (Director)

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