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Title: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Wirral Writer on May 11, 2014, 07:53:33 AM
Do you think that Clint Eastwood should make one final Dirty Harry movie, despite the fact that he is much older now? Well, here's five reasons why a Dirty Harry 6 could still be a feasible idea:

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Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 12, 2014, 08:01:40 AM
Do you think that Clint Eastwood should make one final Dirty Harry movie, despite the fact that he is much older now? Well, here's five reasons why a Dirty Harry 6 could still be a feasible idea:



My opinion is NO.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Sylvie on May 12, 2014, 08:52:13 AM

My opinion is NO.

just like Lin. : NO
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Gant on May 12, 2014, 05:16:25 PM
Only if Eastwood directs son Kyle as a young Harry....
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on May 12, 2014, 06:36:56 PM
Only if Eastwood directs son Kyle as a young Harry....
Or son Scott as a younger Harry. ;)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Man With No Aim on May 13, 2014, 01:59:31 AM
Or.....If Harry is presented as the 80s yo person that Eastwood actually is, physically limited by age compared to 40s as is the unfortunate norm, BUT with an alert mind and with an undiminished sense of morality and right and wrong.

It can be made to work. Columbo was not a physical ball of fire but was very, very, clever. And had a relentless sense of justice. So could 80s yo Harry be made to work with the right plot.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on May 13, 2014, 03:30:13 PM

Maybe there should be a Dirty Harry 6 and Harry meets the same fate @ the end like Walt in Gran Torino. Anything to end these discussions.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Officer Astrachan on May 17, 2014, 09:55:29 AM
NO!!
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Gant on May 19, 2014, 10:05:53 PM
I'd forgotten about Scott KC..... That's not a bad idea.... :)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: rr-electricangel on May 23, 2014, 01:28:44 AM
The audience would probably be open to Scott in the role but he is only 28. Needs about 15 more years of chiseling before attempting that role.

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Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on May 23, 2014, 06:11:00 AM
He could do a prequel ... The Youth of Dirty Harry.  ;)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Gant on May 26, 2014, 01:07:23 AM
Well it's a better idea than watching an 80 year old Harry in action...

Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 26, 2014, 06:29:51 PM
If anything, Clint could reprise his Callahan role but considering his age could be called upon to help solve a cold case of his.  He could be possibly brought out if retirement but not necessarily needed.  Enter Scott Eastwod to play the younger Harry Callahan to tell the story of the case as it unfolded and ultimately solved by the older, now retired, Callahan.  Well, maybe Eastwood would narrate a little, explaining what's happening as Scott is playing the younger Harry.  It'd be a perfect opportunity to see who dubbed him"Dirty" Harry (much like how viewers were given insight as to how Dr. McCoy got his nickname, "Bones" in 2009's rebooted StarTrek).  This could even be a vehicle as an introduction to early partners and partners-to-be like DiGeorgio.  Something along the lines of the TV series Cold Case, of which one of it's stars was Jeremy Ratchford, who was in Unforgiven.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on May 26, 2014, 08:21:49 PM
I like the idea of someone playing a young DiGeorgio ... a skinny kid.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on May 26, 2014, 08:32:11 PM
Sounds like a winner, Jed. I'd made the same comment about the Star Trek reboot as an example of a revisit done well, and would be a good model as you propose. Now all that's left is to ask Clint and Scott to clear their schedules, far as I can tell...this thing sounds like it's takin' off of its own accord!
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: rr-electricangel on May 31, 2014, 04:36:12 AM
Quote from: Gant
Well it's a better idea than watching an 80 year old Harry in action...

I would recommend Harry be as far removed from police work as possible. He is simply NOT a detective anymore. Youth does have to be inserted into any future Dirty Harry flick. I'm just surprised (Well, more like shocked) that nothing has ever surfaced about how to do it. It's like the new Godzilla movie. Give the project to a new hungry director that has nothing to lose...they are usually the most focused and fearless.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 02, 2014, 06:16:36 AM
Well it's a better idea than watching an 80 year old Harry in action...

Come on, he could chase the bad guys down in his wheelchair, ala Ironside, right?!

Ok, it's a reclincer, not a wheelchair but the best I could do...

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...and maybe his parking space would be labeled accordingly:

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Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 02, 2014, 06:20:39 AM
I would recommend Harry be as far removed from police work as possible. He is simply NOT a detective anymore. Youth does have to be inserted into any future Dirty Harry flick. I'm just surprised (Well, more like shocked) that nothing has ever surfaced about how to do it. It's like the new Godzilla movie. Give the project to a new hungry director that has nothing to lose...they are usually the most focused and fearless.

I misread this quote originally, thinking it stated youth does "not" have to be inserted.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: AKA23 on June 02, 2014, 01:28:10 PM
I would recommend Harry be as far removed from police work as possible. He is simply NOT a detective anymore. Youth does have to be inserted into any future Dirty Harry flick. I'm just surprised (Well, more like shocked) that nothing has ever surfaced about how to do it. It's like the new Godzilla movie. Give the project to a new hungry director that has nothing to lose...they are usually the most focused and fearless.

While I understand the impulse to have Eastwood be a supporting performer in a new Dirty Harry movie on account of his advanced age, I feel like while it would be more realistic that this wouldn't really be satisfying for most of Eastwood's fan base. I doubt that Eastwood's fans would want to see Eastwood take a backseat to a younger Harry, even if that younger Harry was his son. One of the primary reasons that "A Perfect World" was not successful domestically was because Kevin Costner was the star and Eastwood played a supporting, reduced role that was uncharacteristic of what was typical for him as an actor.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 02, 2014, 01:39:32 PM
While I understand the impulse to have Eastwood be a supporting performer in a new Dirty Harry movie on account of his advanced age, I feel like while it would be more realistic that this wouldn't really be satisfying for most of Eastwood's fan base. I doubt that Eastwood's fans would want to see Eastwood take a backseat to a younger Harry, even if that younger Harry was his son. One of the primary reasons that "A Perfect World" was not successful domestically was because Kevin Costner was the star and Eastwood played a supporting, reduced role that was uncharacteristic of what was typical for him as an actor.

I misread electricangel's quote, thinking youth should "not" be inserted.  Sorry about my error.

I see what you mean about fans not wanting Eastwood to take a backseat to a younger Harry and I agree in that I wouldn't want him doing so if the sequel's main character was "Dirty Harry, Jr."  I do, however, feel it would work just as I outlined above, in that he'd be either coming out of retirement or even just helping on an old case of his, with his real life son, Scott, playing the younger Callahan.  To be honest, at Clint's age I think that's the only possible scenario that would be successful and satisfying.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Man With No Aim on June 03, 2014, 01:45:40 AM
I misread electricangel's quote, thinking youth should "not" be inserted.  Sorry about my error.

I see what you mean about fans not wanting Eastwood to take a backseat to a younger Harry and I agree in that I wouldn't want him doing so if the sequel's main character was "Dirty Harry, Jr."  I do, however, feel it would work just as I outlined above, in that he'd be either coming out of retirement or even just helping on an old case of his, with his real life son, Scott, playing the younger Callahan.  To be honest, at Clint's age I think that's the only possible scenario that would be successful and satisfying.


Well, I kinda disagree. I'm an old Clint fan, from the days of Rawhide on tv in the 50s. I think that Harry is characterized by being a very rough and tough fellow. I know from personal experience that a man can be rough and tough even if he cannot move round like a ballerina. Clint has shown all the way through his career that he can project roughness and toughness even if he is standing perfectly still. In fact, I believe that the projection of fierceness is even more fundamental to appreciating Harry than seeing a lot of movement and physical activity.

I would genuinely enjoy seeing another Harry. One starring Clint, not at all any kind of a cameo. Don't overlook the fact that Harry was always portrayed as a clever fellow. He was not simply a dummy that knew how to run across rooftops and shoot.

But I certainly would not object to a film that also happened to boost his son into a good career start.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 03, 2014, 06:16:01 AM

Well, I kinda disagree. I'm an old Clint fan, from the days of Rawhide on tv in the 50s. I think that Harry is characterized by being a very rough and tough fellow. I know from personal experience that a man can be rough and tough even if he cannot move round like a ballerina. Clint has shown all the way through his career that he can project roughness and toughness even if he is standing perfectly still. In fact, I believe that the projection of fierceness is even more fundamental to appreciating Harry than seeing a lot of movement and physical activity.

I would genuinely enjoy seeing another Harry. One starring Clint, not at all any kind of a cameo. Don't overlook the fact that Harry was always portrayed as a clever fellow. He was not simply a dummy that knew how to run across rooftops and shoot.

But I certainly would not object to a film that also happened to boost his son into a good career start.

I, too, would love to see Eastwood back as Dirty Harry but realistically, it wouldn't be believable at 84.  I'm not saying he should have a mere cameo, rather, equal billing with his son Scott as he plays the elder Callahan with the younger Eastwood portraying a more youthful Harry, pre-Dirty Harry.  I think Clint would be more believable in a western at this stage of his career, perhaps a co-starring vehicle with another legend, Robert Duvall.   
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Man With No Aim on June 04, 2014, 11:55:50 PM
I, too, would love to see Eastwood back as Dirty Harry but realistically, it wouldn't be believable at 84.  I'm not saying he should have a mere cameo, rather, equal billing with his son Scott as he plays the elder Callahan with the younger Eastwood portraying a more youthful Harry, pre-Dirty Harry.  I think Clint would be more believable in a western at this stage of his career, perhaps a co-starring vehicle with another legend, Robert Duvall.   

Clint could be believable in any genre, at this stage in his life and career, if the script was competent. Teaming him with Duvall would certainly be a treat, but, would hardly be necessary.
 
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 05, 2014, 05:57:04 AM
Clint could be believable in any genre, at this stage in his life and career, if the script was competent. Teaming him with Duvall would certainly be a treat, but, would hardly be necessary.

Well, not necessarily the action movie genre.  A lot of members disagree that having Clint appear in an Expendables sequel would be a good thing.  I understand their point but it would be believeable to have him in a small role (which, of course, is unlikely) rather than alongside Stallone and Statham.  Yeah, maybe teaming with Duvall wouldn't be necessary but I agree that it would be a treat, especially in a western.  Duvall was great in Open Range and Broken Trail.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: don strouds combover on June 08, 2014, 02:30:44 AM
Only if Eastwood directs son Kyle as a young Harry....

I'm with you Gant, casting Kyle would be a winner. Although he's a bass player not an actor, from what I hear and see of Kyle he has that Eastwood demeanour, the glare , the bad attitude, what we Aussies call " a bit of mongrel in him!" unlike Scott who looks  more like his dad, but is too pretty to be Harry at any age. Or maybe I'm just jealous cause he's so good lookin' and I've got a head like a smashed crab!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 08, 2014, 04:57:09 AM
I'm with you Gant, casting Kyle would be a winner. Although he's a bass player not an actor, from what I hear and see of Kyle he has that Eastwood demeanour, the glare , the bad attitude, what we Aussies call " a bit of mongrel in him!" unlike Scott who looks  more like his dad, but is too pretty to be Harry at any age. Or maybe I'm just jealous cause he's so good lookin' and I've got a head like a smashed crab!!!!!!!!

Having Kyle portray a young Callahan would be cool, but my vote goes to Scott due to the closer resemblance.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on June 09, 2014, 05:27:32 AM
unlike Scott who looks  more like his dad, but is too pretty to be Harry at any age. Or maybe I'm just jealous cause he's so good lookin' and I've got a head like a smashed crab!!!!!!!!

That was the thought that came to mind after seeing the Hugo Boss ads of Scott on the other thread...might have to be called Pretty Harry.  I do think he'd be the better choice, though, due to closer resemblance...and because Kyle is already older than Clint was when he did Dirty Harry, not that he couldn't portray someone younger, but I think Scott would work better for it myself...

First I agree with MWNA, though, that a film with just Clint would be the best option for my personal taste...thinking maybe a flashback film might have a tinge of "gimmicky" to it that draws more attention to his age than not. But also think it would be pretty cool, independent of Clint's age, because of the unique situation of having a son that could do the part, and because it's just interesting on its own like the aforementioned Star Trek. In that scenario, I also think Jed Cooper's idea of a cold case is a cool way to bring Harry in, adds an interesting dynamic, and makes a good through-line between the two storylines.

On a sidenote: in regard to the head like a smashed crab, I gotta ask, have you considered a combover? :)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: AKA23 on June 09, 2014, 10:55:35 AM
I think who should portray a younger Harry should be dictated not only by physical resemblance but also by acting talent. Thus far, neither Scott nor Kyle has displayed the talent required to have the type of screen presence to become a younger Harry. Screen presence is about a lot more than a physical resemblance. Kyle is a musician, not an actor. "Honkytonk Man" is his only significant role. I'd have to see a lot more of Scott Eastwood's performances before I'd be ready to say that he could assume the mantle of the character that his father made so iconic. 
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 09, 2014, 11:47:07 AM
I think who should portray a younger Harry should be dictated not only by physical resemblance but also by acting talent. Thus far, neither Scott nor Kyle has displayed the talent required to have the type of screen presence to become a younger Harry. Screen presence is about a lot more than a physical resemblance. Kyle is a musician, not an actor. "Honkytonk Man" is his only significant role. I'd have to see a lot more of Scott Eastwood's performances before I'd be ready to say that he could assume the mantle of the character that his father made so iconic.

Very good observation, AKA.  Maybe another good 5-7 years of acting would do it for Scott.  Sadly, by that time Kyle will be well past the age Clint took on the role initially.  As the observation was already made, he's past that now.  Had Kyle chosen the acting path rather than music, he'd probably be believable as either a younger Dirty Harry or perhaps a son.  Given more experience, my vote still goes with Scott.

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Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: don strouds combover on June 10, 2014, 03:39:00 PM

On a sidenote: in regard to the head like a smashed crab, I gotta ask, have you considered a combover? :)
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I have considered the combover, but whenever I'm faced with the desperate reality of Don Stroud's epic hair plastering technique, the amount of sheer artistic creation involved in his follicle sweeping arrangements, I realize I am a rank amateur in the field of combover capability.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on June 14, 2014, 05:40:31 AM
I have considered the combover, but whenever I'm faced with the desperate reality of Don Stroud's epic hair plastering technique, the amount of sheer artistic creation involved in his follicle sweeping arrangements, I realize I am a rank amateur in the field of combover capability.

Plus a true combover has to evolve naturally over time, growing inversely in proportion to the hair loss for which it's meant to compensate -- until reaching Giulianic levels (or being aided in the subterfuge by add-ons as with Christian Bale's character in American Hustle), at which point it must either be abandoned altogether (as Rudy did eventually, much to his benefit) or relegated to a final few defiant strands -- which is hardly a true combover at all.

Fortunately for Clint's boys they are follicly endowed, giving them time and latitude to consider playing the aforementioned role. (For the record, regarding the transplant theory mentioned on the other thread, my own view is that Clint has been dogged in his resistance to trying to hide the signs of aging, preferring instead to face it head on -- as it were.)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Rawhide7 on July 18, 2014, 12:29:13 PM
If anything, Clint could reprise his Callahan role but considering his age could be called upon to help solve a cold case of his.  He could be possibly brought out if retirement but not necessarily needed.  Enter Scott Eastwod to play the younger Harry Callahan to tell the story of the case as it unfolded and ultimately solved by the older, now retired, Callahan.  Well, maybe Eastwood would narrate a little, explaining what's happening as Scott is playing the younger Harry.  It'd be a perfect opportunity to see who dubbed him"Dirty" Harry (much like how viewers were given insight as to how Dr. McCoy got his nickname, "Bones" in 2009's rebooted StarTrek).  This could even be a vehicle as an introduction to early partners and partners-to-be like DiGeorgio.  Something along the lines of the TV series Cold Case, of which one of it's stars was Jeremy Ratchford, who was in Unforgiven.

I've been asked this before by some of my friends should Clint do one more Dirty Harry movie?  And I've always said absolutely 100% NO.  But after reading some of everybody's responses to this topic and after reading your post Jed I think I might change my mind on this.  I personally feel like Scott would be the best choice for that role.  And having Clint in it as well with more than just a cameo appearance.  Think about it that would be an awesome way for Clint to end his acting career on.  With finally having closure to one of his most iconic roles and also acting in it with his son.  For me that would be an awesome way to end his acting career.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on July 18, 2014, 08:52:59 PM

This discussion needs to be buried.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 19, 2014, 02:29:45 AM
This discussion needs to be buried.

I have to agree with you Perry.  ;)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on July 19, 2014, 04:46:54 AM
This discussion needs to be buried.

And one day it will be...though until then likely continues in one form or another, at least while Eastwood still works and makes it difficult to imagine Harry couldn't do the same. (Kojak was conceived as a journalist then made a cop. No reason Harry couldn't nose around and ask questions.)

After that it will only live on as the question of whether or not a reboot.

Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on July 19, 2014, 12:21:56 PM

The only question Harry would be asking Dixie is " Why am I doing another Dirty Harry @ 85?" It's not happening. Eastwood unfortunately has been on a downslide with his movies the past few years and I rather see American Sniper as a good vehicle instead of a tired character that should had been put to rest 40 years ago.


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Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on July 19, 2014, 06:11:27 PM
^ Yes, it not happening is the cold reality left to those who'd like to see it happen. Though the conversation has a finite life cycle regardless.

I don't think he should 'do another Dirty Harry' either, but would like to see what Harry is up to. What's the option, stay home and watch Shark Tank? He's already settled in to chip shots to see if his films happen to score...what difference if one is Harry Callahan? Six of one half dozen the other in my book.

The 'he's too old' argument used to put me off the idea, now I see it differently...yet left to reminisce about that which is not to be. Hashing out scenarios scratches some of the itch, but burial of the idea awaits.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 21, 2014, 06:03:42 AM
If it weren't for the possibility of Scott Eastwood playing a younger Callahan with Eastwood reprising his role to help with a cold case, then I'd be in agreement that this should be a dead issue considering Clint's age.  If I were a writer of screenplays, I'd submit the idea to Warner Bros. Studios and/or Malpaso myself.  The only other way Dirty Harry could resurface is in a cameo in another police/detective crime story film.  And we all know the likeliehood of that is slim to none. 
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Man With No Aim on August 03, 2014, 10:43:17 PM
Many years ago today, during the publicity surrounding Unforgiven, we learned that Clint had developed a bias against promoting violence.

Another Dirty Harry or another Western could not possibly exhibit the same kind of violence that many fans lust to see again, unless Clint has now reversed his attitude and now sees violence as OK.

We would all love to see one more Harry or one more Western, but my guess is that it is absolutely impossible unless the film would strongly promote anti-violence. However a lack of the good ole thud and blunder violence would be perceived in the pitching stage as a serious box office problem.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 04, 2014, 05:19:10 AM
Many years ago today, during the publicity surrounding Unforgiven, we learned that Clint had developed a bias against promoting violence.

Another Dirty Harry or another Western could not possibly exhibit the same kind of violence that many fans lust to see again, unless Clint has now reversed his attitude and now sees violence as OK.

We would all love to see one more Harry or one more Western, but my guess is that it is absolutely impossible unless the film would strongly promote anti-violence. However a lack of the good ole thud and blunder violence would be perceived in the pitching stage as a serious box office problem.

Never say never.  ;)

Well, in Hollywood, anything's possible.  What you've pointed out makes all the sense in the world and I'm inclined to agree that we've seen the last of Eastwood holding a .44 Magnum or mounting a horse.  Well, hey, we've got lots of films to look back on; 5 Dirty Harry's as well as other police-related movies and 10 western films.  There's roughly 8 seasons of Rawhide, too!  I threw in Two Mules For Sister Sara over the weekend and only had time to watch about half but like Pale Rider recently, am finding myself enjoying this western I otherwise discarded up until recently.  Funny what time can do to one's opinion.  8) 
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 19, 2014, 03:40:22 PM
Never say never.  ;)

Well, in Hollywood, anything's possible.  What you've pointed out makes all the sense in the world and I'm inclined to agree that we've seen the last of Eastwood holding a .44 Magnum or mounting a horse.  Well, hey, we've got lots of films to look back on; 5 Dirty Harry's as well as other police-related movies and 10 western films.  There's roughly 8 seasons of Rawhide, too!  I threw in Two Mules For Sister Sara over the weekend and only had time to watch about half but like Pale Rider recently, am finding myself enjoying this western I otherwise discarded up until recently.  Funny what time can do to one's opinion.  8)

Ya you are right about that Jed!  I also like Two Mules much better now than I did several yrs ago.  I watched True Crime last night and didnt think it was really a great movie but decent.  And I didnt think it was one of Eastwood's best performances.  But I plan on watching it several more times and I think I will like it much better the more I watch it.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 20, 2014, 05:29:05 AM
Ya you are right about that Jed!  I also like Two Mules much better now than I did several yrs ago.  I watched True Crime last night and didnt think it was really a great movie but decent.  And I didnt think it was one of Eastwood's best performances.  But I plan on watching it several more times and I think I will like it much better the more I watch it.

I've recently developed a new appreciation for my least favorite Eastwood westerns but Two Mules is at the bottom of the list.  I'm going to watch it again sometime but don't see it ever ranking higher than number ten because I enjoy the other nine much more.  It's not that it's a horrible western, just not as good as his others.  I enjoyed with my wife when it came out and then a handful of years later watched it with a few friends.  There were 4 or 5 of us and only a couple of us had seen it before.  The ones that hadn't enjoyed it very much and it was fun seeing it with them.  It made the experience more enjoyable than watching it alone.  By comparison, I think I'd rank True Crime with Blood Work and Trouble With The Curve; both are good because of Eastwood's involvement - great just seeing him acting but fortunately there's other recent films that are better such as Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino.

Getting back on topic, I do wish the Dirty Harry concept I came up with would come to pass.  I think it would work and could even spawn sequels.  As I'm not a screenwriter, I'm not able to undertake such a project.  If there's anybody out there interested, though, with screenwriting/screenplay experience I'd be curious to know his/her thoughts and would even collaborate if that were an option.

I get a kick out of the end of A Fistful Of Dollars where Clint says to Ramon, "Go ahead, load up and shoot."  Reminds me of "Go ahead, make my day."   ;)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on August 21, 2014, 03:44:28 PM

If Eastwood ever does another DH I'll leave this Website forever....After 700 posts some might welcome that....
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 27, 2014, 06:36:36 AM
If Eastwood ever does another DH I'll leave this Website forever....After 700 posts some might welcome that....

Don't worry, it probably won't happen.  Still, in the manner I proposed, I'd love to see it happen.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on August 30, 2014, 01:23:16 AM
   ...saw the final Kill Bill "five-point-palm-exploding-heart technique" scene a couple weeks ago, and more convinced than ever that Tarantino could create a last great Dirty Harry role, using the ironies and legacy of Eastwood's characters as he did with Carradine. It even has Morricone-like Spanish music in the background. Anyone who could film that scene could create another old-school Eastwood role. And if so, why not have it be Harry?

   ...thought an interesting angle for Scott Eastwood would be have him already a San Francisco cop, Harry's son, but they met years ago so you don't have to waste a lot of time on backstory and meeting and whatnot, just have it come out in the course of the story. It's not like a new audience would care, and the old audience can probably live with Harry having a son he didn't know about who shows up later, except those who oppose the idea all together. That way it can just be today, and the story can take whatever shape they want...allowing another take on the violence and whatnot if he sees it differently now, using the character of his son. Not something goofy, a smart and funny take on the genre as Tarantino does so well. But with the gold mine of Eastwood and his legacy from which to draw...like Coppola and Brando, or the aforementioned Tarantino/Carradine.

Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 02, 2014, 05:22:44 AM
   ...saw the final Kill Bill "five-point-palm-exploding-heart technique" scene a couple weeks ago, and more convinced than ever that Tarantino could create a last great Dirty Harry role, using the ironies and legacy of Eastwood's characters as he did with Carradine. It even has Morricone-like Spanish music in the background. Anyone who could film that scene could create another old-school Eastwood role. And if so, why not have it be Harry?

   ...thought an interesting angle for Scott Eastwood would be have him already a San Francisco cop, Harry's son, but they met years ago so you don't have to waste a lot of time on backstory and meeting and whatnot, just have it come out in the course of the story. It's not like a new audience would care, and the old audience can probably live with Harry having a son he didn't know about who shows up later, except those who oppose the idea all together. That way it can just be today, and the story can take whatever shape they want...allowing another take on the violence and whatnot if he sees it differently now, using the character of his son. Not something goofy, a smart and funny take on the genre as Tarantino does so well. But with the gold mine of Eastwood and his legacy from which to draw...like Coppola and Brando, or the aforementioned Tarantino/Carradine.

I agree, this could definitely work.   O0
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Gant on November 13, 2014, 11:04:37 AM
Are we suggesting an offspring from Harry's rather attractive neighbour in Magnum Force..
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on November 13, 2014, 08:09:49 PM

I didnt think that nerdy guy on the staircase while Harry was trying to dissemble the mailbox bomb was attractive......
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Gant on November 14, 2014, 12:34:23 AM
It's in the eye of the beholder Perry..
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 14, 2014, 07:48:30 AM
To paraphrase Eastwood from The Dead Pool, "Well, personally I think having a Chinese American on the force is good for the department's image."  8)

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608027070078126052&pid=15.1&P=0)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on November 14, 2014, 08:29:37 PM
^ No cigar for you. The actress (Adele Yoshioka) is Japanese-American.

On the other hand, Evan C. Kim, who played "Al Quan" in The Dead Pool, isn't Chinese-American either ... he is of Korean ancestry.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 15, 2014, 08:35:07 AM
^ No cigar for you. The actress (Adele Yoshioka) is Japanese-American.

On the other hand, Evan C. Kim, who played "Al Quan" in The Dead Pool, isn't Chinese-American either ... he is of Korean ancestry.

It's a good thing I don't smoke.   :D

Well, Kim was obviously playing the part of an Asian American.  As for Yoshioka, I guess I should've said 'Asian American' instead.  :)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 16, 2014, 10:00:53 PM
To paraphrase Eastwood from The Dead Pool, "Well, personally I think having a Chinese American on the force is good for the department's image."  8)

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608027070078126052&pid=15.1&P=0)

Details are not critical here.

She sure made my day.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on November 20, 2014, 11:11:43 PM
Are we suggesting an offspring from Harry's rather attractive neighbour in Magnum Force..

If not a result of that pairing, definitely along those lines. Seems in keeping with the character to think there could've been a woman he got pregnant and never knew about. Maybe because she knew Harry's reputation and attitude and feared the boy being like his father. Or maybe knew he was no man for such a relationship or for being a father (at least by her estimation) because he only loved his job...but she gave her son the last name Callahan so he had some identity (and so, y'know, the whole father/son thing works well in the film). And before she died told him who his father was, but he was already on his way to being just like him, and/or in that phase where the ways they're most different in their extreme individuality is the way that makes them most the same (and thus the way they drive each other nuts...or something less annoying).

Of maybe his son is half cyborg and only he can stop the takeover of the world by a master race of computers...or so we thought until Harry ends it with his .44 (and/or a giant laser cannon), with lots of overblown CGI images of the world being destroyed in Apocalyptic chaos because there just aren't enough of those films. 
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: rr-electricangel on December 02, 2014, 08:57:03 PM
Just make sure the Statue of Liberty is in it Whistledixie because that has ALWAYS been the true signal of an apocalypse.  :)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on December 14, 2014, 06:34:27 AM
^
Yeah, definitely. Could start with a device detonated in the harbor by the Statue of Liberty that shows the obligatory destructive of it and Manhattan with a giant wave, then the bad guys threaten to do the same to other cities that have large bodies of water by them if their demands aren’t met: L.A., San Francisco, Chicago...not sure the Potomac would be enough to flood DC, but maybe they have a traditional device for use there. Don't know why they wouldn't just use such a device against the other cities, except then a CGI wave couldn't destroy the Statue of Liberty, etc...and waves seem especially appropriate for apocalyptic destruction, though obviously there'd have to be explosions and other assorted mayhem.

I guess Clint played his role(s) in setting off the need for more and bigger in the action film genre, though, before CGI entered the picture. Even Harry ended up with a RPG in The Dead Pool. When you're boasting "the most powerful handgun in the world" as part of your job description it's bound to set off a cinematic arms race...
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on December 18, 2014, 02:57:35 PM
Who's seen Prison Break?? There's a great guy who has some facial features that resemble Clint William Fichtner. Lol so my mom and I were watching Dirty Harry and she's like hey shannon the guy you like from Prison Break was in the movie and that was Clint
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on December 19, 2014, 02:09:35 AM
Thanks for posting, Smitty1993, and welcome to the Board. We had a member here for many years who was a big fan of William Fichtner. She also thought he looked like Clint, though some of us couldn't see it.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on December 20, 2014, 02:54:43 PM
Thanks for the nice welcome 😊
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on December 20, 2014, 04:53:31 PM
The audience would probably be open to Scott in the role but he is only 28. Needs about 15 more years of chiseling before attempting that role.

(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news-700/Scott-Eastwood-Wants-to-Be-a-Leading-Man-Says-No-to-Nepotism.png)

I totally agree they look alike to
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on December 20, 2014, 05:16:25 PM
Just putting this out there if you'd like me to do some kind of fan art for Clint I'd be happy to
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on December 24, 2014, 05:56:21 PM
Maybe Hugh Jackmann
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 25, 2014, 02:54:35 PM
Maybe check out this topic for some inspiration Smitty.


http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8005.0
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Richard Earl on December 25, 2014, 07:34:58 PM
Here are my five reasons why I would love to see a Dirty Harry 6
1. Clint is in great shape for his age!
2. The actor can still give that awesome glare!
3. He can still shoot a gun!
4. He can still spout off one liners that Harry Callahan was famous for.
5. There are people like me who would go to the movies to see this. :)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on December 25, 2014, 10:04:41 PM
Nice to hear from you, Richard Earl! :)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Richard Earl on December 26, 2014, 03:52:20 PM
Thank you KC!
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on December 27, 2014, 02:40:33 PM


All those 5 reasons are the main reasons why Eastwood shouldnt do another Dirty Harry...
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Richard Earl on December 27, 2014, 04:46:36 PM
Well Perry you know what they say about opinions.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on December 28, 2014, 04:12:28 PM

I know what 'they' say and 'they' agree he shouldnt do another DH.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on December 28, 2014, 04:59:28 PM
More to the point, Clint has often said he won't, indeed shouldn't, do another Dirty Harry, no matter how much some of his fans seem to want it. The only possibility I see would be to give him some sort of small role in a film starring his son Scott as a new-generation Dirty Harry, or possibly as the original character in a prequel.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on December 29, 2014, 01:20:38 PM
Maybe check out this topic for some inspiration Smitty.


http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8005.0

 Thanks very much I'll see what I can do
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Richard Earl on December 29, 2014, 04:01:46 PM
That is disappointing knowing the man himself has said no to another Dirty Harry film. I will just re watch the old ones and be happy then.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Man With No Aim on December 30, 2014, 10:34:25 PM
More to the point, Clint has often said he won't, indeed shouldn't, do another Dirty Harry, no matter how much some of his fans seem to want it. The only possibility I see would be to give him some sort of small role in a film starring his son Scott as a new-generation Dirty Harry, or possibly as the original character in a prequel.

I have been noticing that Clint can be stubborn when he has made his mind up. OK, Harry 6 cannot have Clint being the Main Man.

You think there really might be a chance that Clint would appear in a minor role if his son was the lead? What do we have to work with here? I have not followed the news about Son Eastwood; what age range is he now? What kind of acting ability and/or star quality has he shown, and in what media?

There is always hope. And, you never know when the smallest bit of information can be important to help your success.


Manwith
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on December 31, 2014, 12:09:43 AM
We don't really have anything to work with at all, just wishful thinking on the part of Clint's fans who can see Scott's resemblance to the youthful Clint.

Scott was born in 1986, so he's 28. Clint was 40 when he filmed the original Dirty Harry, which is why I was thinking a prequel might be appropriate. As for acting ability/star quality ... so far I've only seen him in tiny roles in his dad's movies, but he seems to be getting cast in larger parts. People magazine has a story about his upcoming lead role in The Longest Ride, where he plays a (rodeo) cowboy.

http://www.people.com/article/scott-eastwood-the-longest-ride-sex-symbol

Of course, even if someone came up with a Dirty Harry script for Scott, there is still zero evidence that Clint might be interested in taking another role in the same film.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 31, 2014, 05:20:47 AM
^^^Yes, that's a great similarity.  For me, now's the perfect time for Scott to step into the role of Harry Callahan.  I posted earlier that it would be a good opportunity to see younger versions of his partners, some we're familiar with and others that we don't know about.  Not only that, we'd get insight as to just when he we called Dirty Harry and why (even though Eastwood mentions why in the first film).  If the first one with Scott proves entertaining and successful, who knows, we could have another 5 Dirty Harry movies.  I'd still love to see the first installment happen very soon, with Clint reprising his role, retired but called upon to help solve a cold case.  We would see what Harry's up to now, how he's dealing with retirment and current technology.  Dirty Harry with an iPad and iPhone! 
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on December 31, 2014, 11:41:39 AM
On the other hand, who knows ... Scott may have no interest in taking on the role that made his father a star. He may want to make a career on his own (though in that case, he probably shouldn't be using the surname "Eastwood").
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 31, 2014, 01:03:49 PM
^^^Both good points, KC.  Only time will tell how all this plays out.  My guess is somewhere down the line there'll be a remake and it won't be very good.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on December 31, 2014, 02:38:35 PM
Maybe Hugh Jackman as Harry
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Man With No Aim on December 31, 2014, 07:07:27 PM
KC, thanks for the good information!

OK, Scott has the good looks that could be the basis of being a star. I reckon that dad Clint could teach him to act. Can you imagine being a young actor and having the good luck of having Clint Eastwood give you acting lessons?

And surely Dad would take a minor role to help Son get a head start on a good acting career......

The age difference would put a prequel in about 1959. Wow, the cool old cars to be seen in period piece scenes. With enough good car specimens, there would be a significant demographic of car enthusiasts buying movie tickets just to see the cars.

Now, let's see....when did Smith Wesson begin to make the Model 29 44 Magnum. Uh oh, got to look it up, seems like it was some years later. Hope I'm wrong. Pretty sure that Ruger was making a 44 Magnum in the late '50s, the Super Blackhawk. Well, now, I'm getting interested, being as how the Super Blackhawk is my world's most favorite cartridge handgun, and would capture my attention right off. Could give rise to a sub-plot about Harry using the single action Ruger but then switching to the double action Smith Wesson, maybe in a harry 7.

I'm beginning to feel better about a Harry 6.


Manwith
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on December 31, 2014, 07:27:12 PM


Hugh Jackman???....I rather see Hugh Hefner.....
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on December 31, 2014, 08:21:08 PM
I'd probably say Hugh Jackman he exactly looks like Clint!
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on December 31, 2014, 09:10:40 PM
Smitty, you might be interested in these old threads:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/?topic=3300.0

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=5818.0

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4769.0

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/?topic=5812.0

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/?topic=7247.0

This topic tends to come up quite a bit. Obviously a lot of people think Hugh Jackman looks like Clint Eastwood, but I don't see it, personally.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: The Man With No Aim on December 31, 2014, 11:36:48 PM
House. Hugh Laurie.

Overall appearance enough like Harry in Dead Pool to pick up soon after Dead Pool.

No doubt in my mind that he could handle the acting, including the famous Harry attitude.

But I wanna see all the cool 1959 cars. 59 Impala convertibles. 59 Chrysler 300s. Edsels. Nash Metropolitans.


Merry New Year!
Manwith
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: samcasey on February 11, 2015, 07:31:48 AM
I don't think so!
Too old for this kind of film
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Gant on February 11, 2015, 09:59:26 AM
I personally would not be interested in any kind of Dirty Harry film that wasnt set in the 1970's.. Thats where Harry belongs.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on February 16, 2015, 01:16:13 AM
…how about a flashback/prequel that starts with Clint as Harry now, old and bent at a city council meeting and barking about the cops in his neighborhood and the punks who keep busting into cars at night, asking once again if they don't have a single cop on the force worth a damn that could maybe drop by some time and pick one of them up…“Like the one I had trapped in a car for half an hour last week before he figured out it had two doors. Or your permission to shoot his a** myself next time if the police can't be bothered.”
 
On the way out of session an older member tells a staffer to get used to Harry and starts to talk about him. Enter Scott Eastwood in the flashback...who they dub “Pretty Harry” when he starts as detective, until the first time he pulls a 'Harry' in order to catch the bad guy, then they say: "Not so pretty after all. Hell no…you're dirty, Harry." And the name sticks. 
 
The primary storyline would be the origin story with Scott and the current day a vehicle to move it, but also have older Harry ultimately snag the punks who are busting into cars at the end...by organizing the neighborhood to face their computer cams out the window at night in all the surrounding blocks, fed to a single database of screens that he mans, as we learn in the reveal at the end, leading to him handing cops the punks on a platter. Then at the next city council meeting have him start by saying, “By the way, Councilman Jenkins, the next time you call a constituent a miserable b*stard  down a hallway, make sure it’s one that can’t hear you. And doesn’t have a better record of fighting crime from behind a desk than you do.” (Is Harry too old to run for city council? I smell a sequel.)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on February 27, 2015, 04:56:42 AM
I've got an idea... So you all remember how in number 1 his wife died right? Well how about this... He had a son left him ( Scott maybe) with his grandparents, he joins the police force, Clint gives him his case since he's moved up to commissioner. Clint could also direct it if he wanted to. They could call the film Son Of Dirty Harry  :)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 18, 2015, 02:39:27 AM
I like it Smitty. I am usually not a big fan of making another movie after it's been so long ago from the last one.  But in this instance I like it. I have for awhile now felt like Clint should act one final time in either a western (if he could pull it off) or in a cop movie like your proposed Dirty Harry 6. And I feel like Scott should be his co star in either one as well. Same goes for Rocky Balboa. That was a great idea because the 5th Rocky really didn't end the series on a positive note. But Rocky Balboa did. But ya I defenately feel like Clint should act one final time with his son Scott being the co star. That would put a punctuation mark on a legendary iconic acting career for Clint.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Smitty1993 on September 18, 2015, 04:10:43 PM
I was almost like or maybe Kyle but he doesn't act any more, but then again if Kyle did that'd be perfect especially since Kyle is around the age were Clint did number 3 I believe um 47? But yeah that'd be perfect as I said
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 19, 2015, 01:32:48 AM
Or heck have both Scott and Kyle in it. And possibly Allison and Francesca in some sort of small role. Make it a family thing being his last acting role. Clints kids all pretty much have some acting experience. I mean it's in the gene pool. But seriously I really think Clint should act in one final movie with at least one of his kids in it. Scott bring the most obvious choice. I really liked Trouble with the Curve but I would like to see Clint end it with one final drama or cop type movie.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on September 19, 2015, 07:32:16 AM
My thoughts exactly  :)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 05, 2015, 08:57:24 AM
I still think my idea for Scott Eastwood to play a young Dirty Harry with the elder Eastwood reprising his role to help with one of his cold cases would be fantastic.  He would provide voiceovers, too (but not too much). 

Ok, anyone interested in co-writing a screenplay we can submit to Malpaso?!   O0

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M3eff4912b099c8460a3a481d646977d9o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)  (https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M26be5c71306a0d853b8b1ab2f7a9c9f5o2&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.Mb4851e1a5a756c84ddee32d053902905o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=225&h=167)

I know this is from the book series, but was curious to see what would come up when I did a search for a Dirty Harry 6 logo on the internet.   8)

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.Maf2d6e1abf7216ce56c47013563e2576o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Matt on November 05, 2015, 10:47:22 AM
I didn't realize there was such a resemblance.

But, I don't think he'd ever consider it. It would be like Sean Lennon joining Beatlemania. You have to make your own way in the world.

Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 05, 2015, 01:24:11 PM
^^^Good point, Matt but if a Lennon son were going to cover Beatles songs I'd prefer Julian over Sean.  I think he'd fit the bill better.  He's already established himself so why not cover Beatles material at this point?  Not only that, but his dad's solo catalog.  It's like Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar.  They had success on their own and have been performing their dad's stuff live off and on for a while now.  They're quite good.  Lisa Marie has put out a handful of albums (they're all horrible) so she could cover her dad's material.  She's already done a few "duets" that's far better than what she's done on her own; Don't Cry Daddy and In The Ghetto to name a couple. 

So yes, it's true Scott has a ways to go to see whether or not he's proven but I'd still like to see it happen.  If they're going to do it, it should be sooner than later considering the elder Eastwood's age.   
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Rawhide7 on November 05, 2015, 03:07:44 PM
^^^Good point, Matt but if a Lennon son were going to cover Beatles songs I'd prefer Julian over Sean.  I think he'd fit the bill better.  He's already established himself so why not cover Beatles material at this point?  Not only that, but his dad's solo catalog.  It's like Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar.  They had success on their own and have been performing their dad's stuff live off and on for a while now.  They're quite good.  Lisa Marie has put out a handful of albums (they're all horrible) so she could cover her dad's material.  She's already done a few "duets" that's far better than what she's done on her own; Don't Cry Daddy and In The Ghetto to name a couple. 

So yes, it's true Scott has a ways to go to see whether or not he's proven but I'd still like to see it happen.  If they're going to do it, it should be sooner than later considering the elder Eastwood's age.   

Yes Jed,  I think they should do it.  I dont think Scott cares about all that.  He has a lot of admiration for his dad and it appears they have a great relationship.  I have a feeling Scott will be just fine making his own way.  That's just my opinion.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 05, 2015, 05:46:33 PM
Yes Jed,  I think they should do it.  I dont think Scott cares about all that.  He has a lot of admiration for his dad and it appears they have a great relationship.  I have a feeling Scott will be just fine making his own way.  That's just my opinion.

Hey, Rawhide7.  Sadly, it probably won't happen.  It's as likely as Eastwood starring in another western.  Still, he's got an incredible legacy that he only keeps adding interesting and entertaining films to.  We can always hope, though, can't we?  ;)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Rawhide7 on November 05, 2015, 09:12:25 PM
You know I wonder if anybody has approached this idea to Clint.  Or if hes even thought about it or considered doing it.  Talking about not only doing one more Dirty Harry but costarring with his son Scott.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 06, 2015, 06:12:36 AM
You know I wonder if anybody has approached this idea to Clint.  Or if hes even thought about it or considered doing it.  Talking about not only doing one more Dirty Harry but costarring with his son Scott.

I bet he's heard ideas not long after wrapping The Dead Pool in 1988.  I'm sure he'd consider looking at something submitted in screenplay form.  If I had the time, patience and talent I would've done so myself by now.  Not only that, but I'd have submitted one for another western, too.  I'd have Duvall costarring, possibly with Costner since they were great together in Open Range.  My offer still stand for a collaboration on Dirty Harry 6!  8)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on November 06, 2015, 11:24:04 PM
I'm sure he'd consider looking at something submitted in screenplay form.

He won’t read screenplays…no one will, except through an agent. The script for The Enforcer was dropped off at his bar in Carmel but those days are long gone (it was also heavily rewritten, for what it’s worth). No unsolicited scripts. If you send one, it will be sent back unopened. They won’t take the chance on someone saying their ideas were stolen. Worst case scenario, Jed, having your great idea online may be the reason they can’t use it. Oh sure, you say they can use it now. But just wait till that money starts rolling in and someone else is driving your Lamborghini…  ;D

I wouldn’t write another one after trying it once. Posted it online here (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9320.0), because might as well do something with it. Tried to cannibalize it for other stories but it made no sense without Clint. Was a shot in the dark anyway, so what are you gonna do? Ricocheted off the windshield like a 9mm. Besides, I’m finally convinced. He’s too old. Yeah, yeah, there was a time I thought he could still pull it off. But now, naaaw. He’s right. He ain’t got it in him no more…do ya, Mr. Munny? (Shhh, don’t give away my clever charade.)

But I should point out that he could’ve filmed my story Still Dirty at the time he did Trouble With the Curve; it pitted populist outrage against political power, an arena that worked pretty well for him with American Sniper…though Sniper was obviously much more than that, those kinds of issues didn’t hurt him; and the main banker named Donald Stack was based on Donald Trump. Put it all together and I say he had the ingredients for a well-timed hit, but for my being smacked down with “Nope, no way, not gonna happen” on another Dirty Harry. Told no thanks and get my “But, but, but” out of there (despite it being a phone call). Whatevs! See if I try to deliver a timely blockbuster to a timeless star again. I’ll just go pound sand instead.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 07, 2015, 02:53:32 PM
That's understandable.  I mean, it would be great if someone could get the idea of Scott playing a younger Callahan, pre-Dirty Harry even.  I agree hat Clint's too old to play Dirty Harry, but he'll never be too old to play an older Dirty Harry. 
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on November 10, 2015, 10:37:40 AM
Or heck have both Scott and Kyle in it. And possibly Allison and Francesca in some sort of small role. Make it a family thing being his last acting role. Clints kids all pretty much have some acting experience. I mean it's in the gene pool. But seriously I really think Clint should act in one final movie with at least one of his kids in it. Scott bring the most obvious choice. I really liked Trouble with the Curve but I would like to see Clint end it with one final drama or cop type movie.
http://www.etonline.com/news/159927_scott_eastwood_is_already_thinking_about_having_kids_sings_some_tina_turner/. Scott even mentions the fact he may want to do another one with him  :)
“Mount Everest…. Kids -- two or three,” Scott answered, before adding he’s also hoping to do another film with his dad.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on November 15, 2015, 08:34:29 AM
On the Sully production thread, AKA23 posted a link to a really good Clint interview with Mario Lopez, saying that he has no plans to act again. But what struck me was this:

"[Eastwood] also revealed to Mario that he isn’t looking to be in front of the camera again anytime soon. 'Not trying for it, if someday it works out, the last really good role I had, I did Trouble with the Curve, but I had Gran Torino, and that picture seemed to resonate really well with everybody... someday, maybe somebody will come up with a really good role that fits my curmudgeon personality.' "

http://extratv.com/2015/11/13/clint-eastwood-talks-politics/

Now he's just toying with us. Harry is a pretty good curmudgeon. He doesn't have to be an action hero, it would just be fun to see what a cantankerous old hardcase he's become. It would only make him madder and more volatile.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Rawhide7 on November 16, 2015, 12:23:02 AM
Yes I agree with both of you. If it's going to happen Clint would have to be Harry no doubt about it. And like you said Jed either working on an old case or helping out his son who would be played by Scott. I prefer him helping out Scott in same way. Not to contradict myself but I also can see where many people don't want another Harry movie. Because doing too many can ruin a good thing. I do understand and see that side of it.  Sometimes sequels and remakes can ruin a great series. Take Friday the 13th movies for example. But in this instance I'm actually fit one more Harry movie as long as Scott's in it. Espicially if that would be Eastwoods final movie ever to act in. What a way to end his acting career on with his son and arguably his most famous role. With that said like me and you have discussed Jed that wouldn't necessarily have to be it for Eastwood as far as acting goes. But realistically if it did happen it would be in the next few yrs making Eastwood even older. And he's said before that he really has no intentions to act anymore unless it's a perfect role for him.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on November 20, 2015, 07:48:49 AM
Someone should write or at least try writing the perfect Dirty Harry 6 script and send it to Clint. I would but I'm too chicken  O0
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on November 20, 2015, 08:07:34 PM
Someone should write or at least try writing the perfect Dirty Harry 6 script and send it to Clint. I would but I'm too chicken  O0
I would but I don't feel lucky.

But if we did, I'd like one where Scott was a young Harry and that showed how he got his nickname. Was thinking about it the other day, how it would have to be something kinda epic but believable. Maybe combining both meanings of dirty...as in "playing dirty" and "a dirty mind," since both are alluded to at different times in the first film. Using a prostitute to double cross a bad guy or the like? That reads kinda flat, but I'd spend some time figuring it out...
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Matt on November 21, 2015, 09:50:24 AM
A prequel ... starring Scott Eastwood. You may finally have drawn my attention to the idea of another Dirty Harry.  O0
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Richard Earl on November 21, 2015, 11:17:09 AM
The more that I think about the prequel idea the more I like it.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on November 21, 2015, 12:24:03 PM
You could also show the incident where Harry has a 9mm bounce off a windshield and he decides to carry the .44 cannon...then have the event that earns him the name Dirty Harry be the one where he first unleashes it to great effect. Not just bringing down a bad guy perhaps, but shooting a chain to drop a payload on a nut with a machine gun or something.

In a previous post I suggested he (Scott) first be called "Pretty Harry," then after the defining event his partner says: "Not so pretty after all. Hell no, you're dirty, Harry..." And the name sticks. Then cut to him holstering the Magnum and giving his best Clint Eastwood squint to a dramatic musical surge...  ;D

And of course the whole story of his partners and his wife's death could be major threads. Fodder for the real junkies (and every junkie could use a good fodder...lord knows their mutter ain't done 'em no good).
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on November 21, 2015, 02:27:47 PM
[Eastwood said] "I had Gran Torino, and that picture seemed to resonate really well with everybody... someday, maybe somebody will come up with a really good role that fits my curmudgeon personality."

. . .Now he's just toying with us. Harry is a pretty good curmudgeon. He doesn't have to be an action hero, it would just be fun to see what a cantankerous old hardcase he's become. It would only make him madder and more volatile.

He's also already done the non-Harry Harry with Gran Torino. Might as well do the real one this time if he wants to go curmudgeon...athough I do have a nice little noir story based on my dad, two years Clint's junior, that happens to partially take place in San Francisco... ::)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on November 22, 2015, 09:06:40 PM
I would but I don't feel lucky.

But if we did, I'd like one where Scott was a young Harry and that showed how he got his nickname. Was thinking about it the other day, how it would have to be something kinda epic but believable. Maybe combining both meanings of dirty...as in "playing dirty" and "a dirty mind," since both are alluded to at different times in the first film. Using a prostitute to double cross a bad guy or the like? That reads kinda flat, but I'd spend some time figuring it out...
.

I'll try writing a story like that and try sending it to Clint. I'm currently writing a movie script and thinking of sending it to Clint and seeing if he liked it
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on November 23, 2015, 01:56:16 PM
I'll try writing a story like that and try sending it to Clint. I'm currently writing a movie script and thinking of sending it to Clint and seeing if he liked it

My only suggestion is to be prepared for the possibility that he won't read it/them, for reasons discussed earlier in the thread. Trust me, it's possible to "know" that's a possibility when you write and still be a wee bit disappointed (or more) when you're told to hit the road or receive no response at all. On the plus side, acerbic bitterness born of rejection is a good voice for a writer. On the down side, it requires rejection to the point of acerbic bitterness.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 24, 2015, 04:27:35 AM
Stallone is getting some nice notices for Creed, so yes, anything is possible.  My offer to co-write a screenplay for Harry to come out of retirement to help solve a cold case of his with Scott playing the younger Callahan still stands.  A damn good idea for a story if I do say so my damn self.   8)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Whistledixie on November 24, 2015, 06:39:41 AM
^ And though he hasn't been here adding to the conversation as of late, rr-electricangel gets some credit for actually breaching the subject of a split-era flashback storyline, though it was before Scott Eastwood became an option (he wanted Hugh Jackman). His screenplay did however include him solving a cold case whose roots were when he started as a cop, and showed how he "became" Harry. I recall a bit about his wife giving him the red sweater vest, for instance. (He also adopted the name for her from my screenplay, Marilyn, which I still like.) So he should get his props as part of the class action, er, I mean credit for helping nurture the idea, too. Though it was Jed's idea of Scott in the role that sold me on it...and I see a different storyline than rr's.

I'd find it kind of interesting to flesh out a storyline here online, but then I've already written my version. Could be a "too many cooks" situation anyway. And though I caution about disappointment for all your effort, it's not happening in a vacuum, and your advantage might just be that it'd be just my luck to be shut down completely, then have someone else say, "Hey everyone, Clint read my script!" Lol...

Maybe we can get one of those tweeter or facepage social media petitions going to convince him to do another Harry. Then send him lots of snail mail letters asking him to please join tweeter or facepage in order to see them and be convinced. (One assumes he's not on these platforms, though I couldn't confirm.)
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Hocine on June 25, 2018, 05:40:35 PM
Clint Eastwood is not interested in making sequels anymore.
He doesn’t want to repeat himself.
I’d rather see him making an other western than a Dirty Harry sequel.
He told that he made too many Dirty Harry sequels.
Maybe one or two.
The Dead Pool was made to thank Warner Bros for having supported Bird, for example.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on July 31, 2018, 11:29:31 AM
             There may be 5 reasons for a Dirty Harry 6, but there is only one realistic reason why there won't or ever will be and that's the fact Eastwood moved on finally 30 years ago from a tired character that only got worse the more sequels it made. When I start reading about having his son or children playing roles in another DH it only solidifies how ridiculous this conversation has become.....
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Gant on August 01, 2018, 11:04:13 PM
I totally agree, I don't wanna see it..

Tho considering how the movie business is going these days I'm a little surprised some kind of prequel hasn't been tried yet...
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on August 02, 2018, 01:04:14 PM


 I agree Gant. Are you ready for a Papillon remake????..Supposed to be out in two weeks. Hollywood is so predictable......
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Bobby Maxwell on September 14, 2019, 01:44:30 AM
I like the prequel idea too. It could lay down some great groundwork as to how Harry got to where he was on the force and how he got the whole anti establishment attitude......of course we know the main reason. Liberal judges throwing criminals right back onto the streets, the "boys upstairs" not letting him do his job and on and on. Honestly though, it could work either way. Prequel or sequel. Harry could pass the torch to Scott "Harry Jr" at some point......even maybe let the mob finally get to Harry and have Harry Jr out to get even. That would accomplish an end to Dirty Harry while opening the door to a whole new era. I think either way it works.

Plus, to me, Scott looks enough like his dad to be the man with no name. Again. The possibilities are endless.......with someone with more imagination than Hollywood has "right now".
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Hocine on September 14, 2019, 06:43:41 AM
I like the prequel idea too. It could lay down some great groundwork as to how Harry got to where he was on the force and how he got the whole anti establishment attitude......of course we know the main reason. Liberal judges throwing criminals right back onto the streets, the "boys upstairs" not letting him do his job and on and on. Honestly though, it could work either way. Prequel or sequel. Harry could pass the torch to Scott "Harry Jr" at some point......even maybe let the mob finally get to Harry and have Harry Jr out to get even. That would accomplish an end to Dirty Harry while opening the door to a whole new era. I think either way it works.

Plus, to me, Scott looks enough like his dad to be the man with no name. Again. The possibilities are endless.......with someone with more imagination than Hollywood has "right now".

It’s up to Clint.
In my opinion, Clint doesn’t want to make an other Dirty Harry picture.
He even said that he probably made two too many Dirty Harry pictures.
Dirty Harry, Magnum Force and Sudden Impact are the best ones.
The Dead Pool is the worst one. The Enforcer is entertaining and funny enough but disappointing.
Dirty Harry is behind Clint Eastwood.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: AKA23 on September 15, 2019, 03:04:13 PM
Anyone who saw “The Mule” and who still thinks that Clint could still convincingly play “Dirty Harry” again is lying to themselves.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: KC on September 15, 2019, 06:23:31 PM
Anyone who saw “The Mule” and who still thinks that Clint could still convincingly play “Dirty Harry” again is lying to themselves.

I'm sure you're right, AKA, but that said ... Clint did play Earl to appear older and less fit than he actually is.

All the same, I wouldn't be categorically opposed to a "Dirty Harry" prequel WITHOUT Clint. He could be seen in flashbacks to the canonical films.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Perry on September 30, 2019, 03:15:06 PM


There may be 5 reasons for a Dirty Harry 6 but there are also 5, 000, 000, 000, 000 reasons not for one.....The only way I could had seen realistically another DH movie would had been in the early 90's around the time Eastwood was doing In The Line Of Fire and most importantly if someone would had wrote a great script- not something ridiculous like The Dead Pool or shall I say Sudden Impact. I might as well put The Enforcer in there which I found a tired act already then. Something in a serious mode. Like I expounded many times, the DH series got weaker and sillier as it went on. The Dead Pool could be even considered a financial disappointment which only proves the character was played out as well as the shoddy script.
Title: Re: Five Reasons For A Dirty Harry 6
Post by: Bobby Maxwell on November 16, 2019, 04:47:35 PM
It’s up to Clint.

Golly gee Beav, I never wouldda guessed.