Dirty Harry follows Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) as he pursues Scorpio, a psychopathic sniper. Never one to go by the book Harry hunts Scorpio relentlessly as he leaves a trail of innocent bodies in his wake. Continuously waylaid by politically correct superiors, Harry toes the ethical line between cop and criminal as Scorpio leads him on a wild goose chase. In then end, you judge whether his means justify the end. Dirty Harry is the quintessential rogue cop movie; that’s probably why it spawned four sequels. Oh, and the cameo by .44 Magnum isn’t bad either.
30 Essential Movies is a Gear Patrol series focused on highlighting the 30 core films every guy should own as part of his movie library. Feel free to leave comments about our selections and (please) be sure to rate our picks using the star system below. At the end of the series, we’ll use this information to select the top rated film according to the Gear Patrol audience and to give away something special as a thank you.