• Magnum Force (2002)

Magnum Force

Release Date: November 8th, 2002

DVD Release Date: November 20th, 2001

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Rogue San Francisco cop "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Clint Eastwood) doesn't believe in blind obedience to the rules, but when a vigilante group starts executing criminals who have escaped punishment on technicalities, that's going too far. Against the orders of his commanding officer, Lt. Briggs (Hal Holbrook), Callahan begins investigating his hunch that another policeman is behind the killings -- with his primary suspect being his tightly wound ex-partner, Charlie McCoy (Mitchell Ryan).

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, David Soul, Mitch Ryan, Felton Perry, Robert Urich, Kip Niven, Tim Matheson

Director: Ted Post

Genres: Thriller , Action , Crime drama

Production Co: Warner Bros., The Malpaso Company

Keywords: Police officer, Mystery, Investigation, 1970s, Tense, Dark, Pursuit, Police station

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Ian NathanEmpire

    This has grit coming out of its ears but not the greatest Eastwood feature by a long shot. show more

  • 60
    Time Out

    While never as disturbing as the first film, it fails to convince because of the turnaround in Harry's character, and because it posits in facile fashion degrees of taking the law into one's own hands: Harry's acceptable, the gun crazy kids aren't. That said, it has some fine action sequences, and is far less objectionable than the later Sudden Impact. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    I have always been of the belief that the best way to get things done would be to have some benevolent dictator running things. The problem is always finding the right sage magician for the job. Harry Callahan probably wouldn’t be my first choice, but he sure is entertaining when he shoots people. show more

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