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San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly), with whom he's not too excited to be working.
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Seven years after a daring bank robbery involving an anti-tank gun used to blow open a vault, the robbery team temporarily puts aside their mutual suspicions to repeat the crime after they are unable to find the loot from the original heist, hidden behind a school chalkboard. The hardened artilleryman and his flippant, irresponsible young sidekick are the two wild cards in the deck of jokers.Written by
Jeff Bridges was seen in drag in this movie. Bridges once said of this: "It's mind blowing! When you glance in a mirror, you feel like you're looking at your sister!" Jeff got a bit of flak and wisecracks about his role as a leading lady from his brother and father, Beau and Lloyd. See more »
The right front wheel air deflector falls off the Trans Am when Lightfoot drives it out of the wheat field and onto the gravel road with Thunderbolt hanging on the passenger door. It reappears on the car in the next scene driving on Sun Canyon Road and then again at the stop at Diversion Lake. See more »
[Lightfoot shows up with the van, newly dented by the girl on the motorcycle]
Where'd you get the dents?
Progress. I dreamt about you last night.
I dreamt you said hello to me.
Don't you get smart with me. I'll break both your arms.
I'll keep that in mind.
Remember what I said. John and me go back a long way. But you don't mean nothin' to me, understand? Nothin'!
What'd you try and kill him for then?
Because we were friends.
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I really liked this movie. Cimino keeps the story simple, funny and pretty involving: A young hotshot (Bridges) inspires a has-been bank robber (Eastwood) to take another crack at the bank which nearly brought him down the last time he hit it, and along the way they are both sabotaged and helped by Eastwood's former buddies (Kennedy and Lewis).
In my humble opinion, Jeff Bridges is ace as "Lightfoot" in this movie. There simply would be no movie without him, or, well, it might, but it would've been boring as hell. Eastwood plays Eastwood, maybe a bit softer around the edges than Harry Callahan, and does his part well. Still, he is kind of drowned by Bridges, Kennedy and Lewis. They do other stuff besides just being tough and professional, and God bless the script and them for it. Bridges is so incredibly good in this, he jumps around, he tries to wind up Kennedy and tries to lure some enthusiasm out of Eastwood; I can not imagine anyone else but Bridges as Lightfoot. He steals the movie away (he's also does some drag-stuff here, classic). The scenes with the lady in the house, the tussles with Kennedy, the brunette and her friend, the lady on a bike with a hammer. You have a lot to look forward to here.
Cimino's picture is about a criminal who is tired and who just wants to take it easy, but a young dude, full of romantic ideas, tempts him back into the game. Along the way, the violence and mayhem that made Eastwood leave it all back then catches up with them and they have to fight for their lives.
The movie is a must-see for fans of Eastwood, Cimino, Kennedy and Lewis - but it belongs to Jeff Bridges.
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