A vicious serial-killer is on the loose in San Francisco and the police trace a link to a small town further down the coast. When Harry Callahan upsets the press and the mayor in his usual style, he’s shipped out of town to investigate while the heat is on. With the help of his new Magnum handgun Harry goes on the trail leaving behind the usual trail of dead criminals along the way.
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of a steel worker, Eastwood was a college dropout from Los Angeles College, attempting a business related degree. He found work in such B-films as Tarantula (1955), and Francis in the Navy (1955) until he got his first breakthrough with the long-running TV series “Rawhide” (1959). As Rowdy Yates, he made the show his own and became a household name around the country.
But Eastwood found even bigger and better things with Per un pugno di dollari (1964) (“A Fistful of Dollars”), and Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) (“For a Few Dollars More”). But it was the second sequel to “A Fistful of Dollars” where he found one of his trademark roles: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966) (“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”). The movie was a big hit and he became an instant international star. Eastwood got some excellent roles… read more
"Eastwood's camera lingers briefly on the new couple as they emerge into the dawn light, and the shot-- of an exhausted, hollow-eyed Eastwood and a still keyed-up Locke-- is one of the most ambiguous and unsettling images I have ever encountered in the American cinema. The love story has ended happily (with the unification of the couple), the detective story tragically (with the annihilation of the detective and the escape of the guilty). Where can the couple possibly go from here? This isn't the didactic conclusion of a right-wing tract, but a moment of deep subversion. All the certainties have been erased, and the dawn rises on a frightening new world." -Dave Kehr