Rank the Dirty Harry series

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  1. Will K

    Will K Screenwriter

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    1. Dirty Harry - The original is still the best.
    2. Sudden Impact - great shoot-outs, lines("make my day"), and 70's-style brutality.
    3. Magnum Force - good sequel with no shortage of gunshot wounds
    4. The Dead Pool - short, silly(and final) sequel with a fun B-movie angle and lots of bullets
    5. The Enforcer - easily the weakest entry in the series-meandering plot and pedestrian climax

    How would you rank 'em?
     
  2. Steve Christou

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    Hey I enjoyed The Enforcer, the funniest of the series, loved that hysterical Big Ed Mustapha subplot, and Tyne Daly was a memorable partner for Harry Callahan.[​IMG]
    Ranked in order...
    1)Dirty Harry
    2)Magnum Force
    3)The Enforcer
    4)Sudden Impact
    5)The Dead Pool
     
  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Well, it's been awhile since I've seen them, but from what I remember, I'll go with Will's ranking.

    Dammit! Now I feel compelled to go buy the set. Someone stop me!

    Edit: judging from the posts in my Clint Eastwood tourney, people certainly have differing opinions on which sequel is the best...
     
  4. Jay E

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    1)Dirty Harry
    2)Magnum Force
    3)The Enforcer
    4)Sudden Impact
    5)The Dead Pool
     
  5. Gabe D

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    1)Dirty Harry
    2)Magnum Force
    3)The Enforcer
    4)Sudden Impact
    5)The Dead Pool
     
  6. Bill J

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    1)Dirty Harry
    2)Magnum Force
    3)The Enforcer
    4)Sudden Impact
    5)The Dead Pool
     
  7. ErikG

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    1. Dirty Harry
    2. Magnum Force
    3. The Enforcer
    4. Sudden Impact
    5. The Dead Pool
     
  8. Chad B.

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    1. Magnum Force
    2. Dirty Harry
    3. The Enforcer
    4. Sudden Impact
    5. The Dead Pool - POS IMO
     
  9. John Randolph

    John Randolph Stunt Coordinator

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    1. Magnum Force
    2. Dirty Harry
    3. The Dead Pool (I really enjoy this one, and almost put it as number 2)
    4. The Enforcer
    5. Sudden Impact (There's something about this one that I just didn't like.)
     
  10. Louis C

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    1. Magnum Force
    2. Dirty Harry
    3. Sudden Impact
    4. The Enforcer
    5. The Dead Pool
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

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    Magnum Force and The Enforcer kinda blur together for me, but I'm a big fan of Dirty Harry and Sudden Impact. The Dead Pool wasn't half-bad, but not great. Jim Carrey is pretty amusing in it! [​IMG]
     

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