Film Review – THE ENFORCER (1976)

Enforcer, The (1976; USA; Technicolor; 96m) ∗∗∗½  d. James Fargo; w. Stirling Silliphant, Dean Riesner; ph. Charles W. Short; m. Jerry Fielding.  Cast: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, John Mitchum, Bradford Dillman, John Crawford, Robert F. Hoy, Rudy Ramos, DeVeren Bookwalter, Samantha Doane, Jocelyn Jones, M.G. Kelly, Nick Pellegrino, Albert Popwell, Rudy Ramos. Eastwood’s Inspector Harry Callahan must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he’s teamed with a rookie female partner that he’s not too excited to be working with. Third DIRTY HARRY film is a slick affair. Most of the fun is derived from the interplay between Eastwood, at his charismatic best, and Daly, who is excellent in her first major role. There is also a fine shoot-out finale on Alcatraz. Based on a story by Gail Morgan Hickman and S.W. Schurr. Followed by SUDDEN IMPACT (1983). [18]