The Enforcer (1976)
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as Harry Callahan
as Kate Moore
as Lt. Bressler
as Capt. McKay
as Bobby Maxwell
as The Mayor
as Big Ed
as Father John
as Freddie the Fainter
as Mrs. Grey
as Lt. Dobbs
as Autopsy Surgeon
as Disc Jockey
as Mayor's Driver
as Detective #1
Critic Reviews for The Enforcer
The spitball script [from a story by Gail Morgan Hickman and S.W. Schurr] lurches along, stopping periodically for the blood-lettings and assorted running and jumping and chasing stuff.
Despite inferior contributions from most departments, Eastwood carries the picture, and Tyne Daly does well as the female cop against very stacked odds.
Money, the big name of Clint Eastwood, a lot of gore and howling sirens and the urge to rail at various liberal notions are not enough to make even a passable movie out of "The Enforcer."
The Enforcer is the best of the Dirty Harry movies at striking a balance between the action and the humor.
Tyne Daly's fine performance as a committed policewoman served as a warm-up for her star-making role on TV's Cagney and Lacey.
Audience Reviews for The Enforcer
Dirty Harry is back. All in all, the movie held my interest even though you know how a Dirty Harry movie will end.
An explosive, smart, funny and furiously entertaining action-packed thrill-ride that is just too much fun to handle. A great action flick that has lots to offer and is great to watch again. It`s not as dark as the other films and know how to enjoy itself.
Clint Eastwood returns as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan in the third of five films concerning the exploits of this supremely macho cop. This time around Harry is partnered up (much to his chagrin) with a determined, yet inexperienced female partner named Officer Kate Moore, played by Tyne Daly. Their mission: to stop a radical left wing terrorist organization bent on raising Hell throughout San Francisco, The group is primarily modeled after the Symbionese Liberation Army, with perhaps a dash of the Black Panthers thrown in for good measure. This isn't a bad film, as it has some good lines and humor, some decent action, and a little bit of effort to continue the series's trend of making a police drama with socio-cultural/political subtexts. This time around however, the subtext is pretty lacking, and I blame the script, which comes off as not really uninspired, but mainly just lazy. Also, it doesn't help that the idea of having Harry team up with a woman comes off as more novel, and isn't taken as seriously as it should. This results in some lighthearted moments, which aren't bad on a basic level, but end up coming off as a bit silly. So yeah, the film has some problems, but it's still really enjoyable, fairly rousing, and decent enough. The players do their best with the material they're given, and I've got to give Daly some credit for doing her best to hold her own against such an icon playing an equally iconic character. The series has definitely settled into a nice comfortable groove by this point, but even if it is losing a bit of steam, there's still some decent camera work, a fairly fine musical score, and some good action scenes to keep things moving along nicely.
The Enforcer Quotes
|Harry Callahan:||Captain if your gonna jerk all these people off don't do it with me.|
|Capt. McKay:||That's it Callahan you just got yourself a 60 day suspension.|
|Harry Callahan:||Make it 90.|
|Capt. McKay:||180, give me your star.|
|Harry Callahan:||There's a seven point depository captain.|
|Capt. McKay:||What did you say?|
|Harry Callahan:||I said stick it in your ass.|