maxresdefaultDirty Harry is a true American Icon of badasses in the world of cinema and sadly I have only seen the first film in the series. So, I figured what better place than here to see the next film in the series Magnum Force which sees Clint Eastwood (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly) returns as police officer Harry Callahan.Some officers on the force dressed as a motorcycle cops are taking out all of the scumbags in the city of San Francisco vigilante style and that is upsetting the police force including Harry. After being off homicide for a while, Harry is put back on and is tasked with figuring out who they are before they take out any more undesirables. The film also stars Hal Holbrook (Men Of Honor) as Lt. Briggs, Mitchell Ryan (Electra Glide In Blue) as McCoy, David Soul (Starsky and Hutch) as Davis, Tim Matheson (The West Wing) as Sweet, Kip Niven (New Year’s Evil) as Astrachan, Robert Ulrich (Spenser: For Hire) as Grimes, Felton Perry (Dumb And Dumber) as Early Smith, Margaret Avery (Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins) as prostitute, Tony Giorgio (Foxy Brown) as Palancio, and the film was directed by Ted Post (Beneath The Planet Of The Apes). Before we check out the review, let’s check out some stats:

Magnum Force Stats

Magnum ForceSpoiler Alert: There may be some details that are discussed in this paragraph so proceed with caution or turn away. What kind of damage did Dirty Harry do this time around, well lets check it out. First of all, he has about 13 kills/knockouts in the film with the last four or five coming with out his signature gun. He has no origin story and he has kind of has a love interest, but he’s a mack. So, you better believe with that being said that he has a sexual conquest (it’s assumed that he does). A good friend of his who is a cop is taken out in the beginning so that is a yes for that question. His partner gets blown away, but he doesn’t know that. The big boss is defeated in the film, but you’ll have to see for yourself who it is and how it’s done. I loved watching this film because it has that sense where you are trying to figure out who the renegade cop(s) is in the film along with Harry. The big reveal in the end or the brains behind the operation I feel like I should have seen coming, but I didn’t. Most of the film at one point had this feel that a new world order should be started because they feel society needs it kind of thing. One of my favorite scenes in the film is actually one of Harry’s kills which involves him hitting a motorcycle head on with his car. You have to see it for yourself, it’s bad ass. I am going to give the film four fists out of five for a final grade. Check it out on HBOGO for yourselves.

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