Directed by: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon
Time for another five movie challenge, this one with the theme of “lone gunmen”! If you don’t enjoy watching batches of movies with similar themes so you can review them all in one day, then maybe you don’t have the same whimsical mental illnesses that I “suffer” from. ON WITH THE SHOW!
Harry Callahan is a cop who doesn’t play by the rules. When a serial killer who calls himself Scorpio starts shooting people from rooftops, Callahan is put on the case, despite the fact that he continuously tries to murder the perp instead of catching him, and his bosses don’t like that fact about him.
Yeah, Clint’s pretty cool in this movie. He’s cool because Dirty Harry himself is a gigantic asshole who aspires to be a murderer sanctioned by the police force. Or… maybe it’s because he has some good catchphrases. Whatever it is, this is a pretty good movie, and it’s fun to root for such a horrible person.