This is the second movie in the "Dirty Harry" series and it does not disappoint.
This time major thugs are being killed and it seems like "somebody is trying to put the courts out of business." It's up to Harry to solve the mystery of who is responsible.
I found that this movie was more action-orientated and did not have the emotional impact of the first movie ("Dirty Harry," 1971).
The acting is terrific. Clint Eastwood gives his usual excellent performance as Harry Callahan (even though Harry is not as gritty as he was in the first movie). However, Hal Holbrook gives an equally good performance as his boss, Lieutenant Briggs.
This movie also features early appearances by David Soul ("Starsky and Hutch") Robert Urich ("S.W.A.T.," "Vegas," "Spencer for Hire") and Tim Matheson ("Animal House"). Also, look for Suzanne Sommers ("Three's Company") in a bit part.
There is also social commentary blended into the action of this movie.
The background music is good but not as good as in the first film.
This is also the longest movie in the series.
Finally, the DVD (part of the Clint Eastwood Collection, released in 2001) has six extras.
In conclusion, this is a decent sequel in the "Dirty Harry" series! And don't forget: "A man's got to know his limitations."
(1973; 2 hr; wide screen; 36 scenes; rated 'R')
<<Stephen PLETKO, London, Ontario, Canada>>