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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh Swell!
Harry Callaghan is back, and this time has to deal with hoodlums who are terrorising San Francisco - and kidnap the Mayor for a lot of money.

Not only that, but Harry has to deal with something else: the fact he has to have a lady partner on his patrol, Kate Moore is young and energetic, but at times very misguided and does not always get it right...
Published on 29 July 2008 by DL Productions UK

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The dirtiest harry?
The Enforcer is the third Dirty Harry movie and was released in 1976. Harry this time is on the trail of a terorist group who have kidnapped the mayor and has the added hassle of bedding in a new partner (tyne daly of cagney and lacey fame)for his troubles.

The enforcer is a good but not great dirty harry movie. Of course the whole thing is pretty average...
Published on 15 Jun. 2008 by Mr. Russell C. Witheyman


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh Swell!, 29 July 2008
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Harry Callaghan is back, and this time has to deal with hoodlums who are terrorising San Francisco - and kidnap the Mayor for a lot of money.

Not only that, but Harry has to deal with something else: the fact he has to have a lady partner on his patrol, Kate Moore is young and energetic, but at times very misguided and does not always get it right.

He's also got to deal with new politics in the force, his so-called dinosaur antics won't be tolerated any more, especially his unorthodox way of dealing with some punks who rob a liquor store.

This is an average film, with some great moments - especially the rooftop chase with the guy in the tanned suit, and also the scene where the gang are on the island - but it's not the best Dirty Harry movie, but not the worst either, I hand that award to "The Dead Pool".

The transfer is very good, 1080p AV-C, running at a steady 30Mb/s with a 7.1 TruHD audio track, so do expect some good audiovisual stimuli, this is the best Harry's looked in ages, even the original cinema reel wasn't this good.

There are some good interviews about the Dirty Harry series and violence, and a bit of background on the film itself, plus some good commentary on the film. This is actually better than the DVD edition, so I'm rather pleased about that, as it's a great improvement.

This is a great package, and I think it's well worth the price tag, I have all 5 Dirty Harry movies on blu-ray now and I can't say I'm disappointed by them, they're worth the wait and the money.

If you have blu-ray and love Dirty Harry, get this, it's an essential.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Clint, 31 Mar. 2001
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Clint Eastwood returns as Inspector Harry Callahan of the San Franciso Police Department, and to marvellous effect. This is the third installment of the Dirty Harry series, following up Dirty Harry and Magum Force, and see's Callahan pressed into action, against a force headed by the dangerous Bobby Maxwell, who are threatening to overrun San Franciso. Callahan refuses to have none of it, in the process he does what he does best in the other Dirty Harry films, takes out random villains and comes up with classic lines, all adding to an explosive ending. The Enforcer was panned by some critics for being too much like Dirty Harry, but it all comes down to taste, if you loved Dirty Harry, you'll love this, if you are an Eastwood fan, you'll love this, if you're just a casual film fan, or a critic, you'll probably agree with the criticisms, but in my view, this is the 2nd best in the Dirty Harry series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rocket Man of Alcatraz, 9 May 2010
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This review is from: The Enforcer [1976] [DVD] (DVD)
A group of wannabe terrorists kidnap the Mayor of San Francisco and attempt to hold the city to ransom but they have not counted on Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) and his Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver standing in their way. It all becomes a little bit personal when the leader of the group kills Harry's friend and colleague, Frank DiGiorgio. I hope the bad guys are feeling hungry because they're about to eat a huge amount of .44 calibre lead! Bullet-sprayed action and humour combine as Harry also has to contend with a new female partner - the recently-promoted Inspector Kate Moore (brilliantly played by Cagney And Lacey's Tyne Daly).

This is the third film in the "Dirty Harry" series and the only one not to feature a music score by the great Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin but Jerry Fielding's lively, jazzy score provides a suitable accompaniment to the action. Clint Eastwood is perfect in the role of the taciturn detective, Harry Callahan, and it is hard to envisage any other actor playing the part as well as he does (even though Frank Sinatra was originally considered for the role).

Although "The Enforcer" may not be the best film of the "Dirty Harry" series it is still a very entertaining action thriller with enough gunplay to satisfy Clint Eastwood fans and fans of violent action cinema.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The dirtiest harry?, 15 Jun. 2008
The Enforcer is the third Dirty Harry movie and was released in 1976. Harry this time is on the trail of a terorist group who have kidnapped the mayor and has the added hassle of bedding in a new partner (tyne daly of cagney and lacey fame)for his troubles.

The enforcer is a good but not great dirty harry movie. Of course the whole thing is pretty average storywise and could have been lifted from an episode of starsky and hutch, but clints perfomance and a couple of strong supporting members carry the film along with aplomb.

The blu-ray 1080p transfer though is nothing short of a revelation. This looks like it was shot yesterday for the most part. Some darker scenes struggle but as soon as theres light the clarity and depth of the picture is fantastic. I have Dirty harry on blu ray too and this tops that easily. i have seen quite a few old films on blu ray and all have been an improvement over the standard dvd but not greatly, but this really does look superb.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Harry Returns!, 7 Aug. 2014
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Mr. C. Gelderd "aka GelNerd" (Basingstoke, UK) - See all my reviews
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Another by the book outing for Eastwood as Harry Callahan, which is by no means a bad thing as you get just what you expect, so if you enjoyed the first two, this third delivers more wonderfully nasty villains, shocking brutal moments and enough action to satisfy. It’s Daly as Kate Moore who shines in this outing, a tough female heroine playing superbly against Callahan, avoiding a cheesy love story between them, and instead she is a strong minded and effective officer in the field who is never used just as eye-candy, but plays a vital part in the film and is a great match for Callahan.

The San Francisco backdrop once more plays a supporting character, with the use of the wide, steep streets and winding rooftops for a majority of the action sequences, and a gritty look at urban life as the criminals stalk the streets looking for their next victim. Again, this doesn’t re-invent the character, but gives us the same winning formula you love about ‘Dirty’ Harry, and it was so popular that the original planned trilogy was extended for a further two future films.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another hit, 3 Mar. 2012
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eastwood gets even more irritable as callaghan especially when he gets a female partner insp moore(tyne daley of cagney and lacey).follow the two as they try to bring a gang of kidnappers to justice ,daley is great in this and not bad looking.there are some really good scenes in this especially between harry and the chief and some good action scenes aswell.i really enjoyed this movie hope you do too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harry and Lacey?, 13 Sept. 2004
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Classic Clint really...second only to the original Dirty Harry. A great psychotic villain, and a great partner in the form of Tyne Daly of Cagney and Lacey fame. Harry retains his old style - great 44 magnum moments - and there is also his attitude to sexual equality...someone's put a bit of thought into this one...but not enough to detract from Harry...I prefer this to the other sequels...'marvellous...'
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2.0 out of 5 stars Out of five Harry's this is bottom of the class, 18 Jan. 2015
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Definitely the poorest 'Dirty Harry'.Very unengaging and simply the worst 'bad guy' imaginable.Over the top to the enth degree and not remotely convincing as a result. Clint sleepwalks thru the flick as if he's killing time till something better comes along.No tension and little dramatic to hold the viewer. Bit of a yawn all round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Good Dirty Harry, 26 April 2014
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Great classic film I've been trying to get it for years the first one i saw as a kid growing up i still think the Enforcer is the best in the series
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