History YMMV / DirtyHarry

20th May '16 4:12:56 PM 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/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), ''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).
11th May '16 6:21:16 PM contrafanxxx
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* MostWonderfulSound: Harry's gun firing. So much that it was used in ''Film/DeathWish3'' (Paul Kersey's .475 Wildey Magnum), ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'' (the player's default gun), ''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), ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'' (the player's default gun), ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' (Barry Burton's gun in the FMV intro), and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (Mii Koryuji's Dragon Jewel rifle in the opening).
11th May '16 4:33:29 PM contrafanxxx
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* MostWonderfulSound: Harry's gun firing. So much that it was used in ''Film/DeathWish3'', ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.

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* MostWonderfulSound: Harry's gun firing. So much that it was used in ''Film/DeathWish3'', ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'', ''Film/DeathWish3'' (Paul Kersey's .475 Wildey Magnum), ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'' (the player's default gun), ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' (Barry Burton's gun in the FMV intro), and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (Mii Koryuji's Dragon Jewel rifle in the opening).
10th May '16 5:27:38 PM contrafanxxx
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* MostWonderfulSound: Harry's gun firing. So much that it was used in ''Film/DeathWish3'', ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.
8th May '16 2:21:33 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despite Siegel and Eastwood disavowing any political intent, ''Dirty Harry'' was ''extremely'' controversial when released. Critics (notably Pauline Kael) attacked it as a "fascist" endorsement of police brutality, the [=ACLU=] and other liberal organizations picketed its premiere, and the press savaged it both for its questionable politics and graphic violence. However, this backlash redounded to its benefit, as conservative viewers (including police organizations and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who invited Eastwood to the White House after seeing it) ''loved'' the movie for the same reasons liberals hated it.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despite Siegel and Eastwood disavowing any political intent, ''Dirty Harry'' was ''extremely'' controversial when released. Critics (notably Pauline Kael) attacked it as a "fascist" endorsement of police brutality, the [=ACLU=] and other liberal organizations picketed its premiere, and the press savaged it both for its questionable alleged politics and graphic violence. However, this backlash redounded to its benefit, as conservative viewers (including police organizations and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who invited Eastwood to the White House after seeing it) ''loved'' the movie for the same reasons liberals hated it.
8th May '16 2:12:34 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despite Siegel and Eastwood disavowing any political intent, ''Dirty Harry'' was ''extremely'' controversial when released. Critics (notably Pauline Kael) attacked it as a "fascist" endorsement of police brutality, the [=ACLU=] and other liberal organizations picketed its premiere, and the press gsavaged it both for its questionable politics and graphic violence. However, this backlash redounded to its benefit, as conservative viewers (including police organizations and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who invited Eastwood to the White House after seeing it) ''loved'' the movie for the same reasons liberals hated it.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despite Siegel and Eastwood disavowing any political intent, ''Dirty Harry'' was ''extremely'' controversial when released. Critics (notably Pauline Kael) attacked it as a "fascist" endorsement of police brutality, the [=ACLU=] and other liberal organizations picketed its premiere, and the press gsavaged savaged it both for its questionable politics and graphic violence. However, this backlash redounded to its benefit, as conservative viewers (including police organizations and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who invited Eastwood to the White House after seeing it) ''loved'' the movie for the same reasons liberals hated it.
8th May '16 2:12:16 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despite Siegel and Eastwood disavowing any political intent, ''Harry'' was ''extremely'' controversial when it first came out. Critics (notably Pauline Kael) attacked it as a "fascist" endorsement of police brutality, the [=ACLU=] and other liberal organization picketed its premiere, and the press generally savaged it both for its questionable politics and graphic violence. However, this backlash redounded to its benefit, as many conservative viewers (including police organizations and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who invited Eastwood to the White House after seeing it) ''loved'' the movie for the same reasons liberals hated it.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despite Siegel and Eastwood disavowing any political intent, ''Harry'' ''Dirty Harry'' was ''extremely'' controversial when it first came out. released. Critics (notably Pauline Kael) attacked it as a "fascist" endorsement of police brutality, the [=ACLU=] and other liberal organization organizations picketed its premiere, and the press generally savaged gsavaged it both for its questionable politics and graphic violence. However, this backlash redounded to its benefit, as many conservative viewers (including police organizations and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who invited Eastwood to the White House after seeing it) ''loved'' the movie for the same reasons liberals hated it.
8th May '16 2:11:23 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The most powerful handgun in the world. In fairness, the claim is only made in the initial movie, but an upgrade is made to the .44 [=AutoMag=] in ''Sudden Impact''. Given that handguns have gone up to impractical calibres even for action movies, he goes back to his famous S&W revolver for ''The Dead Pool''.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The most powerful handgun in the world. In fairness, the claim is only made in the initial movie, but an upgrade is made to the .44 [=AutoMag=] in ''Sudden Impact''. Given that handguns have gone up to impractical calibres even for action movies, he goes back to his famous S&W revolver for ''The Dead Pool''.Pool''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despite Siegel and Eastwood disavowing any political intent, ''Harry'' was ''extremely'' controversial when it first came out. Critics (notably Pauline Kael) attacked it as a "fascist" endorsement of police brutality, the [=ACLU=] and other liberal organization picketed its premiere, and the press generally savaged it both for its questionable politics and graphic violence. However, this backlash redounded to its benefit, as many conservative viewers (including police organizations and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who invited Eastwood to the White House after seeing it) ''loved'' the movie for the same reasons liberals hated it.
7th Jan '16 2:52:29 PM xxbiasonxxx
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* FirstInstallmentWins: The first film is easily the one that has retained the greatest stature in pop culture, to the point that some people forget that "Go ahead, make my day" didn't originate from it.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: The first film is easily the one that has retained the greatest stature in pop culture, to the point that some people forget that "Go ahead, make my day" [[BeamMeUpScotty didn't originate from it.it]].
24th Dec '15 10:42:59 AM ACW
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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 [[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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