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« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2005, 09:45:42 AM »

You could also compare the hand in the opening credits of Magnum Force to Harry's hand in the last scene of Dirty Harry, when he's holding his badge ...
The thumb definitely looks the same  :)



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« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2005, 10:41:14 PM »

I think Clint himself should come on line and help us out with this one.
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« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2005, 11:34:30 PM »

diff holding a picture to holding a gun

and i think clint would have no problem holding a magnum for that long
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« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2005, 04:01:16 PM »

YES!....thas his hand!!....im sure of it.... O0 is it...i kno that hand from anywhere!..lol! O0 and look at that weapon! O0
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« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2005, 09:30:53 PM »

Yup, I'm very sure it is Clint's hand.  I've always had a natural assumption that this is his hand.

One thing that kind of aces it for me is that I don't think they would have used anyone else but Clint to point the magnum toward the audience (as the opening credits concluded) and fire the weapon. 

Clint's expert way of mimicking a true recoil is pretty evident to me.  So, for me, I'm quite convinced that it is the man himself.
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« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2005, 09:33:14 PM »

It could be his hands but with a shot like that they could have easily have had the second unit crew go out into the Warner Brothers parking lot and get some intern or P.A. to hold the badge and I.D. for a couple of shots. It'd take them about 30 minutes to do it all and this way the main unit wouldn't have to worry about it.
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« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2009, 02:33:52 AM »

I thought I'd revive this great debate after viewing Two Mules For Sister Sara today & seeing a close up of Clint's hand in that & reminded me of this topic.

KC posted a comparision from Magnum Force & Tightrope a couple of pages back. I thought this might be a little better since there's only a three year difference in films.



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« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2009, 09:01:26 AM »

I thought I'd revive this great debate after viewing Two Mules For Sister Sara today & seeing a close up of Clint's hand in that & reminded me of this topic.

KC posted a comparision from Magnum Force & Tightrope a couple of pages back. I thought this might be a little better since there's only a three year difference in films.




Good capture Kid! The hands do look the same, so it looks like it was Clint's hand in Magnum Force:)
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« Reply #48 on: May 27, 2009, 01:20:29 AM »

Hello Jaffe,  Long time no see.    I quite agree it is Clint's hand and I have not changed my mind since I posted (with KC's help) a picture of Clint's hand from Tightrope a couple of years ago.
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« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2009, 12:40:35 PM »

Certainly looks the same. Not something I think about I guess.
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« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2009, 03:47:34 PM »

You know what.  I always assumed it was Clint's hand and we know that when one "assume's," they make an ass out of u and me.  But it turned out to be Clint's hand.  I mean why wouldn't it?

I can't believe this thread went for four pages.  Maybe it's not a total loss, since I got a potential avatar out of it since I'm callahans44  8).



But is that Clint's real .44 or is it a stand in?
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« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2009, 02:49:01 PM »

But is that Clint's real .44 or is it a stand in?

In the case of the Dirty Harry movies, they were real guns manufactured by Smith and Wesson.  I would figure the gun weighs about 3 pounds, give or take a couple of ounces.  Quite easy for a man of Clint's stature to hold steady for the length of the opening credits.   
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« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2009, 09:38:33 PM »

"He had", she firmly noted, “long hands” which to her, in her grandmotherly wisdom, bespoke a natural gift for the arts.  It is an interesting observation, because Clint use of his hands---graceful, precise and sometimes rather startling in the context of some of his roles---is one of the hallmarks of his acting manner. “and she never let anybody forget it.”

That being said and looking at the evidence, yeah, that is Clint’s right hand and that is a Model 29 .44 magnum.  IMO.  :)

Page 28  Clint Eastwood a biography by  Richard Schickel – 1996  -- Clint's grandma on his hands.
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« Reply #53 on: September 04, 2009, 05:45:27 PM »



A screencap of the opening scene of Magnum Force and a screencap from the robbery scene in Magnum Force.

I think we can finally sleep at night. It's Clint's hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D

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« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2009, 07:59:07 PM »

How about a little while later with a young Suzanne Summers in the swimming pool.  ;)
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« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2009, 08:36:01 PM »



A screencap of the opening scene of Magnum Force and a screencap from the robbery scene in Magnum Force.

I think we can finally sleep at night. It's Clint's hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D



That is a great find Kid!  Bravo!
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« Reply #56 on: October 20, 2009, 10:39:00 AM »

I agree that both hands look like Clint's.  All I can say is that I remember seeing that opening scene with Clint talking and seeing just the Magnum rotating towards the audience in a packed theatre on opening night and you could just feel the crowd really get into the movie from the getgo.
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