DIRTY HARRY (1971) NINE, 11.30PM/WIN, 1AM, AV15+, AC­TION

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Of­ten im­i­tated, never bet­tered, the highly in­flu­en­tial Dir­tyHarry shot the “clean” im­age of cop films full of holes upon its re­lease in 1971. Un­der the di­rec­tion of long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor Don Siegel, Clint East­wood’s law en­forcer “Dirty” Harry Cal­la­han (above) – a man of few words, few bul­lets and loads of moxie – forged a cast-iron cin­e­matic icon of rene­gade jus­tice. Lalo Schifrin’s pul­sat­ing jazz score, spec­tac­u­lar on-lo­ca­tion pho­tog­ra­phy of San Fran­cisco’s Bay Area and a re­fresh­ingly ec­cen­tric vil­lain (played by then un­known Andy Robin­son) con­trib­uted to this sparkling spec­i­men of ’70s cin­ema. Also stars Harry Guardino and John Ver­non. ★★★★★

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