Magnum Force

Magnum Force

DVD - 2001
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Dirty Harry takes on young motorcycle cops who have turned vigilante and are killing top underworld figures.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2001
ISBN: 9780790761626
0790761629
9781419835117
Branch Call Number: MAG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4in

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TheeAvebury
Oct 06, 2017

Magnum Force" from 1973,the followup to "Dirty Harry",(a movie many consider to be a classic),is really,really good.It has more action and laughs.You could call it a kind of black comedy,crime drama and suspense thriller.The screenplay was cowritten by Michael Cimino( who also wrote and directed "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" the following year with Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges which is a good flick ),and John Milius,who had an uncredited hand in the original "Dirty Harry".

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akirakato
Jun 17, 2014

This is a 1973 American action film and the second to feature Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan after the 1971 film Dirty Harry.
In 1972, mobster Carmine Ricca drives away from court and an angry mob after being acquitted on a technicality.
An unseen SFPD motorcycle cop stops Ricca’s limo for a minor traffic violation.
Then, suddenly, the cop pulls his service revolver (a Colt Python .357 Magnum), shoots all four men in the car.
This is the first shocking scene.
Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) and his partner Earlington "Early" Smith (Felton Perry) visit the crime scene despite their being lent to stakeout by their Lieutenant.
Callahan is controversial within the department.
His superior, Lieutenant Neil Briggs (Hal Holbrook) considers Callahan as reckless and dangerous after an aircraft hijacking at the airport where Callahan impersonates a pilot.
The dislike is mutual.
The second shocking scene is at a mobster's pool party, where a motorcycle cop attacks with a satchel charge and a sub-machine gun and kills a dozen people.
Thirdly, a pimp (Albert Popwell) who killed one of his prostitutes (Margaret Avery) is himself shot at close range by a motorcycle cop.
It is a film with a series of shocking scenes.
How come the director shows so many of disgusting crime scenes?
If you're a Dirty-Harry fan, you should look into a 24-minute documentary: "A Moral Right (The Politics of Dirty Harry)" included in this DVD.

aaa5756 Aug 08, 2011

Its fun to be Dirty Harry and have a 44mag!!! B+ for the DVD!!!!!

JAMESG Feb 03, 2011

One of the best Dirty Harry movies. As usual Clint Eastwood puts in a fine performance.

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jessadam2
Apr 18, 2013

Classic Clint. good stuff. 1973 I think was this one. noting the price for fast food . a bag of chips was 15 cents . Wow ! Those were the days.

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