History YMMV / DirtyHarry

6th Oct '16 12:47:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* NightmareFuel: The first film's full of it.
** Most (if not all of it) can be traced to Scorpio. The guy starts out with a murder of a woman that wouldn't be out of place in a TV-PG rated crime procedural today, but quickly moves on to killing a child (using NWordPrivileges in the process) by blowing away part of his face.
** Then he targets a gay black male, but fails to kill him. The scene in which he targets him is tense and full of ParanoiaFuel, due to the fact that the victim does not expect a psychopath suddenly and violently killing him in a public area with friends.
** He murders a young black boy by blowing off his face. Thankfully, this isn't shown, but FacialHorror is strongly implied.
** Then he demands $200,000 ($1.2 million today) for a teenage girl he kidnapped, describing her body in a chilling letter that was sent with a lock of her hair and a [[TheToothHurts fucking tooth]].
** In order to save the girl, Harry needs to answer several payphones throughout the city in a sick, twisted game that ends with Scorpio brutally assaulting Harry and saying that he's going to kill him and let the girl die anyway. NightmareRetardant comes in when Harry stabs the guy in the leg (see Narm description for a nice link).
6th Oct '16 12:44:22 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: When Harry finally kills Scorpio, ending his rampage. Audiences leapt to their feet and ''cheered''.
* CompleteMonster: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Charles Davis]], better known as [[SerialKiller The Scorpio Killer]], is a [[AxCrazy psychotic madman]] who kills for money, but mainly [[ForTheEvulz for his own amusement]]. After sniping a swimming woman, he demands $100,000 in payment or he will continue his killing spree. After he is foiled in another killing attempt, he [[WouldHurtAChild murders a young boy]] by blowing off his face and then makes an attempt to kill a priest, [[CopKiller killing a police officer in the process]]. He then kidnaps a 14-year-old girl and buries her alive, demanding a ransom in exchange for her life. The girl is implied to have been raped by characters in the film and in a letter from Scorpio in which he claims she has "nice tits" and a mole on her thigh. When [[TheHero Harry Callahan]] arrives with the money, Scorpio strikes him down and reveals [[ILied that he was going to let the girl die anyways]]. The police find the girl, but are unable to save her life, finding her lifeless and naked. Scorpio's final gambit is to hold a school bus full of children hostage, planning to kill them all. Upon being foiled by Callahan, Scorpio threatens to shoot a young boy fishing. He finally attempts to shoot Callahan before being shot dead. [[DirtyCoward Cowardly]] and {{sadist}}ic, Scorpio provides a contrast with [[CowboyCop loose cannon cop]] Harry Callahan, who, despite his methods, ultimately aimed to give criminals apt punishments when the bureaucratic justice system wouldn't.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: When Harry finally kills Scorpio, ending his rampage. Audiences leapt to their feet and ''cheered''.
* CompleteMonster: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Charles Davis]], better known as [[SerialKiller The Scorpio Killer]], is a [[AxCrazy psychotic madman]] psychoticmadman]] who kills for money, but mainly [[ForTheEvulz for his own amusement]]. After sniping a swimming woman, he demands $100,000 in payment or he will continue his killing spree. After he is foiled in another killing attempt, he [[WouldHurtAChild murders a young boy]] by blowing off his face and then makes an attempt to kill a priest, [[CopKiller killing a police officer in the process]]. He then kidnaps a 14-year-old girl and buries her alive, demanding a ransom in exchange for her life. The girl is implied to have been raped by characters in the film and in a letter from Scorpio in which he claims she has "nice tits" and a mole on her thigh. When [[TheHero Harry Callahan]] arrives with the money, Scorpio strikes him down and reveals [[ILied that he was going to let the girl die anyways]]. The police find the girl, but are unable to save her life, finding her lifeless and naked. Scorpio's final gambit is to hold a school bus full of children hostage, planning to kill them all. Upon being foiled by Callahan, Scorpio threatens to shoot a young boy fishing. He finally attempts to shoot Callahan before being shot dead. [[DirtyCoward Cowardly]] and {{sadist}}ic, Scorpio provides a contrast with [[CowboyCop loose cannon cop]] Harry Callahan, who, despite his methods, ultimately aimed to give criminals apt punishments when the bureaucratic justice system wouldn't.
5th Oct '16 9:03:06 PM hohocrush
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** In order to save the girl, Harry needs to answer several payphones throughout the city in a sick, twisted game that ends with Scorpio brutally assaulting Harry and saying that he's going to kill him and let the girl die anyway. NightmareRetardant comes in when Harry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONZrE-BjFVI stabs the guy in the leg]].

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** In order to save the girl, Harry needs to answer several payphones throughout the city in a sick, twisted game that ends with Scorpio brutally assaulting Harry and saying that he's going to kill him and let the girl die anyway. NightmareRetardant comes in when Harry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONZrE-BjFVI stabs the guy in the leg]].leg (see Narm description for a nice link).
4th Oct '16 4:12:44 PM hohocrush
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** He murders a young black boy by blowing off his face.
** Then he demands $200,000 ($1.2 million today) for a teenage girl he kidnapped, describing her body in a chilling letter that was sent with a lock of her hair and a '''''fucking tooth.'''''

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** He murders a young black boy by blowing off his face.
face. Thankfully, this isn't shown, but FacialHorror is strongly implied.
** Then he demands $200,000 ($1.2 million today) for a teenage girl he kidnapped, describing her body in a chilling letter that was sent with a lock of her hair and a '''''fucking tooth.'''''[[TheToothHurts fucking tooth]].
** In order to save the girl, Harry needs to answer several payphones throughout the city in a sick, twisted game that ends with Scorpio brutally assaulting Harry and saying that he's going to kill him and let the girl die anyway. NightmareRetardant comes in when Harry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONZrE-BjFVI stabs the guy in the leg]].
4th Oct '16 4:05:13 PM hohocrush
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** Then he targets a gay black male, but fails to kill him. The scene in which he targets him is tense and full of ParanoiaFuel, due to the fact that the victim does not expect a psychopath suddenly and violently killing him in a public area with friends.
** He murders a young black boy by blowing off his face.
** Then he demands $200,000 ($1.2 million today) for a teenage girl he kidnapped, describing her body in a chilling letter that was sent with a lock of her hair and a '''''fucking tooth.'''''
4th Oct '16 9:40:05 AM hohocrush
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* NightmareFuel: The first film's full of it.
** Most (if not all of it) can be traced to Scorpio. The guy starts out with a murder of a woman that wouldn't be out of place in a TV-PG rated crime procedural today, but quickly moves on to killing a child (using NWordPrivileges in the process) by blowing away part of his face.
4th Oct '16 9:30:52 AM hohocrush
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3rd Oct '16 5:24:40 PM hohocrush
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* CompleteMonster: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Charles Davis]], better known as [[SerialKiller The Scorpio Killer]], is a [[AxCrazy psychotic madman]] who kills for money, but mainly [[ForTheEvulz for his own amusement]]. After sniping a swimming woman, he demands $100,000 in payment or he will continue his killing spree. After he is foiled in another killing attempt, he [[WouldHurtAChild murders a young boy]] and then makes an attempt to kill a priest, [[CopKiller killing a police officer in the process]]. He then kidnaps a 14-year-old girl and buries her alive, demanding a ransom in exchange for her life. When [[TheHero Harry Callahan]] arrives with the money, Scorpio strikes him down and reveals [[ILied that he was going to let the girl die anyways]]. The police find the girl, but are unable to save her life. Scorpio's final gambit is to hold a school bus full of children hostage, planning to kill them all. Upon being foiled by Callahan, Scorpio threatens to shoot a young boy fishing. He finally attempts to shoot Callahan before being shot dead. [[DirtyCoward Cowardly]] and {{sadist}}ic, Scorpio provides a contrast with [[CowboyCop loose cannon cop]] Harry Callahan, who, despite his methods, ultimately aimed to give criminals apt punishments when the bureaucratic justice system wouldn't.

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* CompleteMonster: [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Charles Davis]], better known as [[SerialKiller The Scorpio Killer]], is a [[AxCrazy psychotic madman]] who kills for money, but mainly [[ForTheEvulz for his own amusement]]. After sniping a swimming woman, he demands $100,000 in payment or he will continue his killing spree. After he is foiled in another killing attempt, he [[WouldHurtAChild murders a young boy]] by blowing off his face and then makes an attempt to kill a priest, [[CopKiller killing a police officer in the process]]. He then kidnaps a 14-year-old girl and buries her alive, demanding a ransom in exchange for her life. The girl is implied to have been raped by characters in the film and in a letter from Scorpio in which he claims she has "nice tits" and a mole on her thigh. When [[TheHero Harry Callahan]] arrives with the money, Scorpio strikes him down and reveals [[ILied that he was going to let the girl die anyways]]. The police find the girl, but are unable to save her life.life, finding her lifeless and naked. Scorpio's final gambit is to hold a school bus full of children hostage, planning to kill them all. Upon being foiled by Callahan, Scorpio threatens to shoot a young boy fishing. He finally attempts to shoot Callahan before being shot dead. [[DirtyCoward Cowardly]] and {{sadist}}ic, Scorpio provides a contrast with [[CowboyCop loose cannon cop]] Harry Callahan, who, despite his methods, ultimately aimed to give criminals apt punishments when the bureaucratic justice system wouldn't.
13th Sep '16 10:23:29 AM contrafanxxx
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* MostWonderfulSound: Harry's gun firing. So much that it was used in ''Film/TheTerminator'' (Orion Pictures version), ''Film/DeathWish3'' (Paul Kersey's .475 Wildey Magnum), ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'' (the player's default gun), ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' (when the game tallies up the player's bomb stock), ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' (Barry Burton's gun in the FMV intro), and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (Mii Koryuji's Dragon Jewel rifle in the opening).

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* MostWonderfulSound: Harry's gun firing. So much that it was used in ''Film/TheTerminator'' (Orion Pictures version), ''Film/DeathWish3'' (Paul Kersey's .475 Wildey Magnum), ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'', ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'' (the player's default gun), ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' (when the game tallies up the player's bomb stock), ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' (Barry Burton's gun in the FMV intro), and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (Mii Koryuji's Dragon Jewel rifle in the opening).
7th Aug '16 6:21:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Many viewers agree with Harry's tough, aggressive methods, whereas others seem to find fascist undertones in the film.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Many viewers agree with Harry's tough, aggressive methods, whereas others seem to find fascist undertones in the film.
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