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When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

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Directed by

Don Siegel

Written by

Harry Julian Fink (Screenplay)
Rita M. Fink (Screenplay)
Dean Riesner (Screenplay)
John Milius (Screenplay)
Jo Heims (Story)

Runtime

102 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Detective Harry Callahan. He doesn't break murder cases. He smashes them.

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Keywords

detective violence serial killer investigation psychopath school bus kidnapping police chase swimming pool ambush sniper san francisco gunfight maniac ransom mayor neo-noir assault beating revolver

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