Enforcer, The (1976): Eastwood’s Dirty Harry Number 3

The popular film series of “Dirty Harry” continued with chapter three, titled The Enforcer, the most violent and artistically weak feature of the franchise.

Eastwood plays the same macho cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood), except this time around he has a female assistant, Kate Moore (Tyne Daly of TV fame).

Their enemy is a terrorist organization which has kidnapped the mayor of San Francisco (John Crawford).

Harry goes undercover, attempting to root out the terrorists. When Harry and Kate discover that the mayor is being held at Alcatraz Island, it is only a matter of time before the climactic bloodbath.

The Enforcer was successful enough at the box office to warrant another Dirty Harry chapter, Sudden Impact.


Running time: 96 min.

Directed by James Fargo.

Written by: S. W. Schurr, Stirling Silliphant, Dean Riesner

DVD: Nov 20, 2001