Magnum Force (1973)

Clint Eastwood is Dirty Harry in Magnum Force

Blu-ray, 2h 4min
Rating: 7.2
Votes: 53988
Languages: English
Country: USA
Director: Ted Post
Producer: Robert Daley
Music: Lalo Schifrin

Plot outline

San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of vigilante Police Officers who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

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Plots

San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of vigilante Police Officers who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables. - Clint Eastwood

San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) and his new partner, Earlington "Early" Smith (Felton Perry) have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. Meanwhile, those of the city's criminals who manage to avoid punishment by the courts are nevertheless being killed by unknown assassins. Callahan begins to investigate the murders despite orders from his superior officer, Lieutenant Neil Briggs (Hal Holbrook). A man has to know his limitations. - Bruce Janson

After San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) put an end to the "Scorpio Killer", he finds himself taking on a different kind of criminal; the kind that carries a badge. When Carmine Ricca (Richard Devon), acquitted of murder on a legal technicality, is found dead along with his lawyer, chauffeur, and bodyguard, Harry and his new partner, Earlington "Early" Smith (Felton Perry) start to investigate, but are ordered off by Harry's boss, Lieutenant Neil Briggs (Hal Holbrook), a man who Harry despises because of his bleeding-heart approach to law enforcement. Soon afterward, a Mafia figure and several of his family and friends are gunned down at a pool party, and a drug dealer is also murdered. While this is going on, Harry and "Early" stop an aircraft hijacking and a liquor store robbery. After a well-known pimp (Albert Popwell) is murdered, in circumstances that point to a traffic stop, Harry and "Early" are reassigned by Briggs to investigate the homicides. When Harry is tasked with arresting mob boss Frank Palancio (Tony Giorgio), the result is a bloodbath in which Palancio and a young police officer are killed. In addition, Harry's friend and fellow cop Charlie McCoy (Mitchell Ryan) is savagely murdered, by another cop. Things heat up even more when Harry discovers a bomb in his mailbox, and Harry finds himself in serious trouble when his boss pulls a gun on him. Now Harry must fight for his life against the crooked cops and his traitorous boss. - Derek O'Cain

Several criminals who have eluded the law are being gunned down by cops on motorcycles. San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood), who was reassigned to stakeout duty is assigned the case because his superiors are afraid that this is some kind of gang war. But Harry suspects that they have a vigilante on their hands, quite possibly a cop. - rcs0411@yahoo.com

There is a quadruple murder in San Francisco that baffles the cops on the scene, it happened in broad daylight on a crowded street with no sign of a struggle. San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) suspects something unusual. He goes to have burgers at the airport with his new partner, Inspector Earlington "Early" Smith (Felton Perry). Harry shoots a couple of incompetent hijackers, and shortly thereafter, he stops a drugstore hold-up. After more killings follow the quadruple murder, City Hall is putting the pressure on the Police Department to put a stop to the killings. At first, Lieutenant Neil Briggs (Hal Holbrook) is reluctant to assign Harry to the case because of Harry's attitude problem and penchant for pulling his gun, but when the bodies really start to pile up, Harry is assigned to the case. Whoever is doing the killing seems only to be selecting criminals, like mobsters, murderous pimps, and other felons. Harry suspects that they have a vigilante on their hands, quite possibly a cop. Discovering that all the killings have been committed by a .357 Magnum, Harry suspects that Officer Charlie McCoy (Mitchell Ryan) is responsible. Many cops and the public, people who are fed up with the system, see the killer as a kind of hero. All is not what it seems after Charlie ends up murdered, and Harry becomes convinced that it's an inside job. As it turns out, a group of frustrated cops led by Officer John Davis (David Soul) have been killing mobsters, murderous pimps, and other people of that kind who are set free. Davis and his three partners Officer Phil Sweet (Tim Matheson), Officer Red Astrachan (Kip Niven), and Officer Mike Grimes (Robert Urich) killed Charlie to throw off the Police from suspecting a conspiracy. Now it's up to Harry to find Davis and his crew. - Todd Baldridge

Labor racketeer Carmine Ricca (Richard Devon) is acquitted of a multiple murder on a technicality, but after leaving the courthouse amidst a sea of reporters and a mob of angry demonstrators, he is driven away, and some time later that day is found shot to death with his driver, lawyer, and a bodyguard. San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) and his new partner Earlington "Early" Smith (Felton Perry) drive by, but are asked to leave by Callahan's boss Lieutenant Neil Briggs (Hal Holbrook), who had Harry and "Early" transferred out of Homicide to Stakeout because he despises Harry's methods. Another mob figure is gunned down in his pool with a large gathering of guests, but it not until the killing of a known pimp (Albert Popwell), and after Harry has foiled a plane hijacking and liquor store hold-up, that Harry and "Early" are reassigned to Homicide to head the investigation of these killings. Harry soon clashes with Briggs over the Police's primary suspect, Frank Palancio (Tony Giorgio), a clash that becomes hotter when a Palancio associate and a uniformed traffic officer are shot to death, and a subsequent raid on Palancio explodes in a firefight, a raid that Harry finds was a set-up by the real killers. - Michael Daly