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Dirty Harry question [minor spoiler]

Old 06-23-08, 09:59 AM
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Dirty Harry question [minor spoiler]

At the end of the first film, he tosses his badge into the water. Is he presumbably quitting the police force?

Does the next film address this at all, i.e., do they coax him into coming back?

Finally, how would you rank all the sequels?

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I think he just gets pissed and throws his badge away (for the time being.) Dont remember the sequel addressing this.
1. Magnum Force
2.Sudden Impact
3.The Dead Pool
4.The Enforcer
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Old 06-23-08, 12:06 PM
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His badge was magnetically attracted to sequel money. No, it was never addressed in later movies.

Been awhile since I've seen all five (the first 2 are the only ones I've seen recently), but by memory I'd rank them:

1. Dirty Harry
2. Magnum Force
3. Sudden Impact
4. The Enforcer
5. The Dead Pool
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Old 06-23-08, 12:43 PM
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In order of release. From good to the very, very bad.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:01 PM
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I'm surprised Magnum Force is being ranked so highly. To me it seems like a TV pilot with a Harry that was sanitized for television. Not as bad as The Dead Pool, however. Now that one REALLY felt like a TV movie. It didn't even seem like Eastwood was playing Harry in the last one.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:51 PM
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As I rank them. And it seemed like he quit or was fired/suspended in all of them.

Dirty Harry
The Enforcer
Magnum Force
Sudden Impact
The Dead Pool
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Old 06-23-08, 04:22 PM
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I picked up the new box set over the weekend (Classy set)

Never seen Enforcer yet, and I haven't seen the other sequels (In their entirety) in nearly a decade. Should be some interesting viewing this week.
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Old 06-23-08, 11:46 PM
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sudden Impact was one of the funniest movies i ever saw.

i was unfortunately the only person laughing out loud in the theater.

that stuff in the elevator with the kid was gold.
also wasnt this the one were he coaxed the mob boss into a heart attack
at his daughters wedding.

the stuff in the coffee shop with the sugar.

i love this movie.

Crook: [during a diner robbery] What's you doing, you pighead sucka?

Harry Callahan: Every day for the past ten years, Loretta here's been giving me a large black coffee- except today she gives me a large black coffee and it has sugar in it. Alotta sugar. I just came back to complain.

Crook: Say what, sucka?

Harry Callahan: Well, we're not just gonna let you walk out of here.

Crook: Who'se we sucka?

Harry Callahan: [slowly drawing his .44 Magnum] Smith and Wesson... and me.

Harry Callahan: Do you know the emergency phone number for San Francisco General? Well, why don't you call them right now and have them send down an ambulance. Tell them there's two sorry-looking assholes here with multiple contusions and various abrasions and broken bones.

the delivery of those lines by eastwood is classic.

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Old 06-24-08, 05:41 AM
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I also would rank them as they came out.
I believe THE DEAD POOL got 2 thumbs up for SISKEL & EBERT.
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Old 06-24-08, 08:46 AM
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I believe THE DEAD POOL got 2 thumbs up for SISKEL & EBERT.
Yeah, I remember getting excited about it when they proclaimed it as good as the original.
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I don't get all the hate for THE DEAD POOL. It's my third favorite of the lot.

1. Dirty Harry
2. Magnum Force
3. The Dead Pool
4. The Enforcer
5. Sudden Impact
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