Clint Eastwood, who has had one of the most illustrious careers in Hollywood, turns 92 this year, and it appears that he is now settling down after one of the most illustrious careers in Hollywood. Eastwood’s retirement comes thirty years after the premiere of his western epic Unforgiven; the western epic seemed to be the “summation” of all of his characters up until that point, but Eastwood continued to direct and act for another three decades.
Eastwood rose to international prominence thanks to his debut role in Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name Trilogy” before stepping behind the camera for the first time with Play Misty For Me. He hadn’t played a bleak, masochistic anti-hero in a long time. With its raw ferocity, Dirty Harry, released in 1971, altered the course of action cinema.

Dirty Harry spawned four sequels, all of which are now available to watch on HBO Max. While every brand will inevitably be revived at some point, it’s difficult to fathom someone filling Eastwood’s shoes. The following is a list of all five Dirty Harry films, graded from finest to worst.

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1. Magnum Force (1973)

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Director- Ted Post

Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan, a nonconformist but efficient San Francisco police officer. He is confused by a sequence of murders of recognised criminals after taking down the psychotic Scorpio Killer in Dirty Harry (1971). After noticing that all of the homicides have been conducted using a.357 Magnum. The SFPD’s preferred weapon, Callahan fears that there may be cops involved in the assassination of underworld lords. This time, the stone-faced, no-nonsense Harry will have to go to considerable lengths to bring the string of murders to light. While not knowing how deep the corruption runs.

2. Dirty Harry (1971)

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Director- Don Siegel

1971, San Francisco. The mayor is facing the wall, with his back to the wall, against the crazed sniper Scorpio’s lethal ultimatum. Inspector Harry Callahan, an uncompromising, highly cynical, and tough-as-nails SFPD officer. He is the only one who can stop the Scorpio Killer from pouring the blood of random innocents. In a perilous cat-and-mouse game in the middle of the bustling city, Callahan must use every trick in the book to find the assassin, partnered with the young rookie Chico Gonzalez. However, this is a race against the clock. With his formidable Smith and Wesson Model 29.44 Magnum handgun, can Callahan, the force’s “Dirty Harry,” put an end to cruel Scorpio’s reign of terror?

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3. The Enforcer (1976)

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Director- James Fargo

Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan is a fierce San Francisco cop. He is pitted against a group of merciless terrorists known as the “People’s Revolutionary Strike Force” three years after the events of Magnum Force (1973). As the heavily armed extremist group declares war on the city with their stolen explosive devices and rocket launchers, a scolded Callahan has no choice but to reluctantly join forces with Inspector Kate Moore, a newly promoted cop. The mayor is in great danger once again, and Harry will have to play even dirtier than before if he wants to succeed. However, he must first become accustomed to working with women.

4. Sudden Impact (1983)

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Director- Clint Eastwood

Jennifer Spencer, the lucky survivor of a terrible sexual assault a decade ago, is intent on vengeance and death. The normally gruff San Francisco Police Department Homicide Inspector, Harry Callahan, tries to shed light on the trail of deaths and connect the dots as the blonde vigilante goes on a murderous mission. Apart from his brand new. 44 AMP Auto Mag Model 180 pistol, not much has changed since Callahan’s deadly dose of justice in Dirty Harry (1971). This time, however, a peculiar sense of admiration develops. Each empty cartridge case he discovers now leads him to a dead thug, pushing Callahan closer to Jennifer’s authority.

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5. The Dead Pool (1988)

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Director- Buddy Van Horn

Even though he despises media, Inspector Dirty Harry (1971), a tough-as-nails San Francisco Police Department officer, has made the news for a good cause after apprehending an infamous mobster. However, Callahan’s name has now been added to a gruesome list of soon-to-be-dead celebs. Soon after, the first one dies, Johnny Squares, a drug-addled rock star, and as more violent deaths occur, Callahan fears he will be next in line. In the meantime, all signs increasingly point to Peter Swan, a British horror film director.