Dirty Harry

Directed By Don Siegel

RCrimeThriller / Warner Bros. / Dec 22, 1971 (NY; Expands Dec. 23, 1971)

It's all in a day's work for Dirty Harry, a plainclothesman with the San Francisco police and for his new partner, Chico. A bank robbery and an attempted suicide form the prelude to the main event: catching a skillful sniper who is murdering the innocent while holding a city to ransom. Catching him becomes a war between good and evil - with the protagonists on both sides shown as ruthless, bitter and merciless products of a violent society.

The cast includes Clint Eastwood, John Vernon, Josef Sommer, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni and John Mitchum.