“In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio- who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Harry Callahan (known as Dirty Harry by his peers through his reputation handling of homicidal cases) is assigned to the case along with his newest partner Inspector Chico Gonzalez to track down Scorpio and stop him. Using humiliation and cat and mouse type of games against Callahan, Scorpio is put to the test with the cop with a dirty attitude.”
“Dirty” is Harry was known as a knight in shining armor who tried to wipe clean the scummy world he lives in. He’s given all the dirty jobs and fiercely dedicated to stop at nothing to get his job done. Definitely, Harry is an ultimate badass cop, but cares more about justice than he does about the rules.
This movie is both timeless and of its time. A very good illustration of the cops and destroyers genre and a hero in a desperate case. This film mirrors our society and unambiguously everyone’s aim for justice and change. No doubt about it.
Is there any remake of this movie? Well, there is only one Dirty Harry and he will always be Clint Eastwood.