|Bound not by law, but by his own steel will, Dirty Harry is a timeless character that will go down as the ultimate Clint Eastwood film role. The Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition includes the films DIRTY HARRY, MAGNUM FORCE, THE ENFORCER, SUDDEN IMPACT, and THE DEAD POOL.|
DIRTY HARRY: In a signature role, Clint Eastwood plays a streetwise San Francisco police detective who gets the job done. A rooftop sniper (Andy Robinson) named Scorpio has killed twice. Harry Callahan will nail the perp...one way or the other...no matter what "the system" prescribes. Filming on location, director Don Siegel made the City by the Bay a vital part of one of the best police thrillers ever made.
MAGNUM FORCE: Clint Eastwood headlines this solid sequel pitting Det. Harry Callahan against an unexpected lawbreaker: one who carries a badge. Sharpshooting rookie motorcycle cops have turned vigilante, rubbing out crooks the courts can't touch. Their real enemy is the system. Unfortunately for them, the system is what Harry is sworn to protect. Written by future directors John Milius and Michael Cimino, it's suspenseful, power-packed entertainment.
THE ENFORCER: Clint Eastwood's third go-round as Det. Harry Callahan matches him with a new partner, Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore, who has two jobs: tracking down a band of armed-and-wacko terrorists - and winning Harry's confidence. Stoked with brisk humor, hard-hitting mayhem and the high-impact team of Eastwood and Daly, this exciting case carves another winning notch in the handle of Harry's .44 magnum.
SUDDEN IMPACT: Sensitive to outcries of police brutality, the superiors of San Francisco Detective Harry Callahan have sent him on an out-of-town assignment until things cool down. But wherever Harry goes, things just get hotter. Clint Eastwood hits the mark again in SUDDEN IMPACT. Callahan's older, dirtier and the world hasn't gotten better. Which means this fourth Dirty Harry movie (which Eastwood also directs) is explosively exciting, as Callahan tracks a traumatized rape victim (Sondra Locke) coldly gunning down her bygone attackers. Through the five Callahan films, the lawman always struck a powerful chord. But SUDDEN IMPACT is particularly potent, fueled by the line that became a national catchphrase: "Go ahead. Make my day."
THE DEAD POOL: Clint Eastwood straps on his holster again for the fifth and final screen case for Callahan, who finds himself on a "death list" of celebrity murder victims. He and his new partner also get ensared in the nuttiest City by the Bay vehicular chase since Bullitt, outracing a bomb-carrying, radio-controlled toy car. Catch future stars Jim Carrey as an ill-fated heavy-metal musician and Liam Neeson as a power-tripping director.
"[Dirty] An all-time great that keeps getting better with age...Robinson's Scorpio gets my vote for the most loathsome movie villain ever. Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"[Enforcer] ...immensely entertaining...an effective and memorable film, very well directed by James Fargo. Clark Douglas, DVD Verdict
"[Magnum] Undeniably exciting and stunningly well put together. Clive Hirschhorn, The Warner Bros. Story
"[Dirty] A crisp, beautifully paced film, full of Siegel's wonderful coups of cutting and framing. Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"[Enforcer] A grim, gutsy, perversely satisfying shot of machismo from an era when action heroes were action heroes... Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph
"[Dead] A fine Dirty Harry film that features one of the best car chases of all time. Larry Carroll, CountingDown.com
"[Dead] As good as the original. Smart, quick and made with real wit. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"[Magnum] Eastwood doing what he does best! Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"[Sudden] ...the action is put over with great force...Eastwood has all his moves down pat and is effective as always... Variety
Editor's NoteA collection of all five films in which action star Clint Eastwood plays Detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan. Featured titles are DIRTY HARRY (1971), THE ENFORCER (1976), MAGNUM FORCE (1973), SUDDEN IMPACT (1983), and THE DEAD POOL (1998). See individual titles for more details.
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