History Film / DirtyHarry

31st Mar '16 5:17:24 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:320:Ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, ''do'' you, punk?]]

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31st Mar '16 5:15:33 AM Mdumas43073
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31st Mar '16 5:14:19 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:Ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do you, ''punk''?]]

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31st Mar '16 5:13:33 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:330:Ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do you, ''punk''?]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:Ask [[caption-width-right:300:Ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do you, ''punk''?]]
4th Feb '16 8:22:52 AM dmcreif
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* HollywoodLaw: An interesting example: When Harry notes that he was justified in shooting a man he was sure had intent to rape, and his superior reacts skeptically, Harry replies, "When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for UsefulNotes/TheRedCross." Actually, this arguably ''would'' be legally justified, under "Plain Sight". (If a cop sees a crime in the process of being committed right in front of him, he's allowed to take down the perpetrator, without a warrant. This is easily applicable to Callahan's thwarting of the bank robbery in ''Dirty Harry'', the diner holdup in ''Sudden Impact'' and the Chinese restaurant holdup in ''The Dead Pool'') The mayor even notes that Harry's got a point.

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interesting example: aversion: When Harry notes that he was justified in shooting a man he was sure had intent to rape, and his superior reacts skeptically, Harry replies, "When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for UsefulNotes/TheRedCross." Actually, this arguably This ''would'' be considered a legally justified, justified shooting, under "Plain Sight". (If Sight", which says that if a cop sees a crime in the process of being committed right in front of him, he's allowed to take down the perpetrator, without a warrant. This Said rule also is easily applicable to Callahan's thwarting Harry's takedown of the bank robbery in ''Dirty Harry'', the diner holdup in ''Sudden Impact'' and the Chinese restaurant holdup in ''The Dead Pool'') crew, which is why he's cleared of that so quickly. The mayor even notes that Harry's got a point.point.
**Played painfully straight when it came to Scorpio getting released from prison. Basically the only thing that would be ruled inadmissible in real life would be his confession, due to the fact that he hadn't been read his rights and had been tortured into giving it. Nothing else would be thrown out. Scorpio could've been arrested for assault, possession of a deadly weapon, and attempted murder. The evidence they found would be admissible under an "exigent circumstances" standard today, but in the 1970s, this had yet to be enacted by the courts.
***On a related note, Scorpio may not have had a constitutional right against unreasonable searches and seizures, given that he was squatting (the groundskeeper let him live in his shed, which isn't legal without permission by the stadium's owner). However, courts have held that even homeless people squatting in public parks have the constitutional right against unreasonable searches and seizures-the key is whether it can be considered their "house", even if they're squatting there, so that part's unclear.
2nd Jan '16 7:23:29 PM Doug86
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* AllInTheManual: In the original script, and the novelization, the Scorpio's name is Charles Davis and he's an escaped mental patient from Springfield, Massachusetts. In the film he remains TheNameless with no explanation of his background or motives.

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* AllInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual: In the original script, and the novelization, the Scorpio's name is Charles Davis and he's an escaped mental patient from Springfield, Massachusetts. In the film he remains TheNameless with no explanation of his background or motives.
14th Nov '15 7:12:38 PM nombretomado
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* StrawCharacter: One of the most common criticisms of the first film's politics is that it uses an almost cartoonishly evil and one-dimensional villain (and, similarly, a preposterously weak-willed and ineffectual local government and police force) in order to make Harry's rather extreme methods seem reasonable and even necessary by contrast. RogerEbert observed this in his original review:

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* StrawCharacter: One of the most common criticisms of the first film's politics is that it uses an almost cartoonishly evil and one-dimensional villain (and, similarly, a preposterously weak-willed and ineffectual local government and police force) in order to make Harry's rather extreme methods seem reasonable and even necessary by contrast. RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert observed this in his original review:
23rd Sep '15 11:13:50 AM zaphod77
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** Which is all of course cheerfully ignored for the sequels, where he's always right [[Spoiler:and somehow has his badge again]].

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** Which is all of course cheerfully ignored for the sequels, where he's always right [[Spoiler:and [[spoiler:and somehow has his badge again]].
23rd Sep '15 11:01:45 AM zaphod77
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* UnbuiltTrope: Harry's methods aren't actually shown all that positively. His interrogation of the Scorpio killer is [[GoryDiscretionShot downright horrific]], and ends up doing no good anyway. And in the end, [[spoiler: he throws away his badge after disregarding his orders and endangering innocents]].

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* UnbuiltTrope: Harry's methods aren't actually shown all that positively. His interrogation of the Scorpio killer is [[GoryDiscretionShot downright horrific]], and ends up doing no good anyway. And in the end, [[spoiler: he throws away his badge after disregarding his orders and endangering innocents]].innocents. He realized that he [[HeelRealization crossed the line]], and was no longer fit to carry the badge]].
** Which is all of course cheerfully ignored for the sequels, where he's always right [[Spoiler:and somehow has his badge again]].
8th Sep '15 9:11:12 AM NekoSavior
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* AssholeVictim: Scorpio at the hands of Harry.


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* TooDumbToLive: Despite Harry already wounded him and had his gun trained on him, Scorpio still tried to go for the dropped gun in an attempt to kill Harry. [[AssholeVictim He gets shot off the pier and killed for his troubles.]]
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