Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman

     
 

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In this fourth installment of the Dirty Harry 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 loveSee more details below

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In this fourth installment of the Dirty Harry 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

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
The fourth Dirty Harry film will probably be best remembered for providing pop culture with one of the most popular quotes in movie history, "Go ahead. Make my day." Dirty Harry was originally a character truly conflicted about his desire for justice and his desire to follow the law. By this point, in a more culturally conservative climate, Harry had (d)evolved into a one-man wrecking crew that the audience was to support wholly and completely. Where the first Dirty Harry was very much a part of its time (early '70s questioning of the breakdown of societal barriers), Sudden Impact is a product of the Ronald Reagan '80s. The more interesting film comes from the more interesting time. Although Eastwood played Dirty Harry one more time, it was obvious from this effort that the character and the series had hit a creative dead-end.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2000
UPC:
0085391860532
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Harry Callahan
Sondra Locke Jennifer Spencer
Pat Hingle Chief Jannings
Bradford Dillman Capt. Briggs
Paul Drake Mick
Audrie Neenan Ray Parkins
Jack Thibeau Kruger
Michael Currie Lt. Donnelly
Albert Popwell Horace King
Mark Keyloun Officer Bennett
Kevin Howard Hawkins
Bette Ford Leah
Nancy Parsons Mrs. Kruger
Lisa Batt Elizabeth
Marion Dougherty Actor
Joe Bellan Detective Burly
Wendell Wellman Tyrone
Mara Corday Waitress
Russ McCubbin Eddie
Robert Sutton Carl
Nancy Fish Historical Society Woman
Carmen Argenziano D'Ambrosia
Bill Reddick Police Commissioner
Lois de Banzie Judge
Matthew Child Alby
Christopher Pray Detective Jacobs
James McEachin Detective Barnes
John X. Heart Policeman
Jophery Brown Young Guy
Lisa London Young Hooker
Lloyd Nelson Desk Sergeant
Michael Johnson Assassin
Michael Maurer George Wilburn
Morgan Upton Bartender
Nick Dimitri Assassin
Steve Kravitz Hawkins' Cronies
Tom Spratley Senior Man
Michael Vincente Gazzo Threlkis

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director,Producer
Ernie Bishop Set Decoration/Design
Edward C. Carfagno Production Designer
Joel Cox Editor
Jack N. Green Camera Operator
Don Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Fritz Manes Executive Producer
Steve Perry Associate Producer
Charles B. Pierce Original Story
Debby Porter Stunts
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Earl E. Smith Original Story
Joseph C. Stinson Screenwriter
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
David Valdes Asst. Director
Wayne Van Horn Stunts
Glenn Wright Costumes/Costume Designer

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