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In this fourth installment of the 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 (Sandra Locke), 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


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
Mara Corday
as Waitress
Lloyd Nelson
as Desk Sergeant
Russ McCubbin
as Eddie
Matthew Child
as Alby
Christopher Pray
as Detective Jacobs
Bill Reddick
as Police Commissioner
Michael Maurer
as George Wilburn
Robert Sutton
as Carl
Nancy Fish
as Historical Society Woman
Joe Bellan
as Detective Burly
Nick Dimitri
as Assassin
Wendell Wellman
as Tyrone
Lisa London
as Young Hooker
Tom Spratley
as Senior Man
John X. Heart
as Policeman
Steve Kravitz
as Hawkins' Cronies
Jophery Brown
as Young Guy
Lois de Banzie
as Judge
Morgan Upton
as Bartender
James McEachin
as Detective Barnes
Michael Vincente Gazzo
as Threlkis
Marion Dougherty
Carmen Argenziano
as D'Ambrosia


Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Joseph C. Stinson
Charles B. Pierce
Screen Story
Bruce Surtees
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Joel Cox
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
Wayne Van Horn