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The Dirty Harry Films / Villain Arena ???
« on: November 10, 2003, 09:43:32 PM »
This is kind of silly, but I wonder who would win in head-to-head fights between various villains in the Dirty Harry films.

For example:

Scorpio versus Rook (I'd definitely bet on Scorpio)
Scorpio versus Mick (Scorpio is smarter but Mick was a sadistic fu*ker..I'd probably say Scorpio)
Scorpio versus Bobby Maxwell (I hated Maxwell, but I think he'd win. He had that big mean knife and was an army vet. Scorpio is a sissy compared to him.)
Scorpio versus The Cops in MF (Any one of the cops would probably win)

Any other possible matches/scenarios? let me know what you guys think. What about Bobby Maxwell against Mick? ???

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer
« on: November 10, 2003, 09:24:56 PM »
Its just, well, Harry didnt seem like the Harry from 'Dirty Harry'. He seemed more loosened up and he was cracking more jokes.

I dont know, maybe its just me.

I felt that way as well, but even more so about the portrayal of Harry in The Dead Pool. It would seem to me that at that age (let's just assume 58, since that was Clint's real age in 1988) that Harry would be more grouchy and fed up with the system then ever. I think the character just wasn't written well for TDP, and could've been done a hell of a lot better. It seems like the writers tried to make Harry more like a Bruce Willis (in the Did Hard films) style hero, especially with the one-liners like, "you're $#!t outta luck" and when he tells Donnely that Rook is "hangin' out back there." Lines like that sound like something Schwarzennegar would say.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Dirty Harry versus Mothra
« on: November 10, 2003, 08:58:46 PM »
How about Dirty Harry versus Batman? My girlfriend and I joked about such a confrontation when we were watching Sudden Impact cuz she recognized Pat Hingle as the guy who plays Commissioner Gordon in the Batman films.

We both agreed Dirty Harry would win. Even though Batman has a better car, lots of gadgets, and millions of dollars, Harry is pretty resourceful and always has a trick up his sleeve. I know this is a ridiculous scenario to imagine, and if they did meet, I guess they wouldn't really have a reason to fight since they're both in law enforcement.

I liked Chico the best, though I felt the worst for Early because he dies in a pretty f**ked up way, and other cops had been betting on that. Though he's not part of the poll, my second favorite partner is Horace from SI. It pissed me off so much when those scumbags kill him and meathead, and you can tell Harry is enraged cuz the crooks have made it personal.

I wonder if Harry feels guilty for what happens to his partners. He probably feels largely responsible for their fates, since they are killed or wounded because they work with a cop that is not liked by too many hoods.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Sudden Impact
« on: November 10, 2003, 08:24:40 PM »
The Enforcer was ok and had some decent scenes, but that scene where he is chasing that guy for almost 10 minutes is ridiculous.

I kinda like that scene and I thought it was one of the better parts of a movie that was pretty weak overall. It could have been edited a little bit but the rooftop chase was creative and it cracks me up when the suspect falls through the sky light and the bearded hippie guy says "who are you?! what's going on?!" something about how he says it just cracks me up.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Sudden Impact
« on: November 10, 2003, 08:19:10 PM »
i agree that dirty harry was portrayed as a little bit larger than life in the sequels, and i prefer the more human harry of the first film, but i still like the cartoonish aspect of the sequels. so i guess to me, DH is a good film and (although it has plenty of humorous bits) i like it because it's believable, while i like the sequels for the opposite reason. it's almost like two different dirty harry characters, especially when you consider they never originally meant to make sequels because harry was supposed to quit when he tossed his star in the water.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Sudden Impact
« on: November 08, 2003, 01:17:33 AM »
another actor i like from the series is the guy that plays bressler (forgot his name). he's the only one of harry's superiors who actually seems to respect harry at all. i mean, look at briggs from magnum force. his jealousy and "limitations" drive him to try to kill harry, and mckay was a sniveling little snob who was too worried about kissing the mayor's a$$. briggs from sudden impact was just a "legend in his own mind" and donnelly seems only to respect harry because he knows harry has been on the force for years. by the way, i wonder why bressler wasn't in magnum force, or for that matter, sudden impact. my guess is (aside from the obvious fact that the actor was either busy with other projects or uninterested) that he was on leave or working in a different dept during MF and either retired or promoted to a higher position during the events of SI. still, it would've been interesting to see how he would have treated the events of SI (for example, harry's unwillingness to cooperate with the san paulo PD or harry's activities during his "vacation").

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Sudden Impact
« on: November 08, 2003, 01:07:46 AM »
albert popwell is one of those actors that sort of sticks in your memory..i guess he has distinguishing features, or maybe the gift of "presence". even when i had only seen the first DH film, i really liked the robber character, as small a part as it was. does anyone know why he wasn't in the dead pool? and i wonder when harry and horace became partners/friends? i'm guessing it was sometime AFTER frank digiorgio's murder in the enforcer. SI hints that horace is the only other partner (aside from frank digiorgio) that harry has really become close to.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Sudden Impact
« on: November 06, 2003, 11:31:31 AM »
I also thought it was good how the same actor was used in Magnum Force and Sudden Impact. In Magnum Force he played the pimp (Popwell is his surname I think), and as he creeped up on Harry I was left guessing whether he was a good guy or a bad guy, due to his previous role.

It would be funny if it was Big Ed Mustafah coming to see his whitey friend or the robber from Dirty Harry getting revenge for the mean six or five shots trick.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Sudden Impact
« on: November 06, 2003, 11:26:07 AM »
Last night I rented Sudden Impact. I had seen bits and pieces of it on tv before but this was my first full viewing. I was pretty impressed with just about every aspect of the film and it was a good development on Harry's character. Even the villains were creepy (though scorpio will always be the best harry enemy) and after Horace and Meathead got it, I couldn't wait for Harry to beat the living bejesus out of them. I think I'd rank this film as my 2nd favorite in the series (after the original), tie-ing with Magnum Force. I think MF and SI are the most interesting sequels because Harry's character is developed more than in DP or Enforcer. Enforcer is just a little too silly and grandiose and Dead Pool does almost nothing to show another side of the character. this post is getting way too long so i'll shut up now.

General Discussion / Re: How'd you become a Clint fan?
« on: November 03, 2003, 11:21:46 PM »
for a long time i thought eastwood was a bad actor, a silly relic of 60s and 70s westerns. seeing Dirty Harry changed that. i've come to respect eastwood's acting and i think he's one the most underrated of the last quarter century or more. i used to think he was capable of only two facial expressions..but that's his style..he can display emotions without overemphasizing, and that's what makes him a good actor.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Best DH bad guy.
« on: November 03, 2003, 10:47:25 PM »

though the token robbers always crack me up..i.e. the 'hey, i gotsta know' hood from dh, the hijackers from mf, the 'who's we, sucka?' guy from sudden impact, etc... they're all very stereotypical bad guys and always are the biggest idiots ever.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Clint on a new Dirty Harry
« on: October 20, 2003, 06:18:29 PM »
callahan goes to the nursing home.

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