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In this fourth installment of the [[Feature~V13884~Dirty Harry~dirtyharry]] series, Harry has been banished temporarily from San Francisco because his superiors are uncomfortable about his feud with a local crime boss. He goes to an oceanside small town for a little rest and recuperation but finds the town has been traumatized by a series of brutal murders. Harry meets and falls in love with Jennifer Spencer ([[Performer~P100009~Sandra Locke~sondralocke]]), a young artist. Jennifer and her sister were brutally raped a few years previously by a group of men, leaving her sister catatonic and Jennifer filled with a rage that is expressed in her disturbing artworks. Harry investigates the killings and the rapes, and one by one he dispatches Jennifer's rapists, one of whom is the son of the local police chief (which explains why the police have done little investigating). Finally, Harry finds out that Jennifer also dispenses her own brand of justice because she cannot rely on the criminal justice system. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

  • Release date:December 8, 1983

Cast

Clint Eastwood
as Harry Callahan
Sondra Locke
as Jennifer Spencer
Pat Hingle
as Chief Jannings
Bradford Dillman
as Capt. Briggs
Audrie Neenan
as Ray Parkins
Jack Thibeau
as Kruger
Michael Currie
as Lt. Donnelly
Albert Popwell
as Horace King
Mark Keyloun
as Officer Bennett
Kevin Howard
as Hawkins
Bette Ford
as Leah
Nancy Parsons
as Mrs. Kruger
Michael Vincente Gazzo
as Threlkis
Lisa London
as Young Hooker
Michael Maurer
as George Wilburn
Lloyd Nelson
as Desk Sergeant
Steve Kravitz
as Hawkins' Cronies
Lois de Banzie
as Judge
John X. Heart
as Policeman
Robert Sutton
as Carl
Carmen Argenziano
as D'Ambrosia
Christopher Pray
as Detective Jacobs
Wendell Wellman
as Tyrone
Bill Reddick
as Police Commissioner
Mara Corday
as Waitress
Matthew Child
as Alby
Russ McCubbin
as Eddie
Tom Spratley
as Senior Man
Morgan Upton
as Bartender
Nancy Fish
as Historical Society Woman
Nick Dimitri
as Assassin
James McEachin
as Detective Barnes
Joe Bellan
as Detective Burly
Jophery Brown
as Young Guy

Crew

Clint Eastwood
Director
Clint Eastwood
Producer
Charles B. Pierce
Screen Story
Joseph C. Stinson
Screenwriter
Bruce Surtees
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Joel Cox
Editor
Edward C. Carfagno
Production Designer
Steve Perry
Associate Producer
Fritz Manes
Executive Producer
Ernie Bishop
Set Designer
Glenn Wright
Costume Designer
David Valdes
First Assistant Director
Jack N. Green
Camera Operator
Debby Porter
Stunts
Wayne Van Horn
Stunts
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