Eastwood is Detective Harry Callahan in SUDDEN IMPACT,
the third sequel to DIRTY HARRY. This is probably the
most violent film of the series.
Here the brutal
but effective Callahan is looking for a killer who
shoots her male victims in the genitals. Jennifer
Spencer (Sondra Locke) is tracking down the people
responsible for raping her and her sister 10 years
earlier, killing them one by one. Callahan is on the
case, but will he stop her from meting out her own brand
of justice, which is uncomfortably close to his own?
Eastwood himself produced and directed this
action-packed film in which Harry dodges so many
different foes, the violence almost becomes cartoonish.
The film is directed like a full-frontal assault, with
Eastwood projecting his trademark toughness. The
filmmakers also created a main villain so repellent that
no comeuppance seems punishment enough.
After a seven-year
break from playing Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood
returned to direct, produce, and star in this, the third
sequel to DIRTY HARRY. In this one, Harry gets himself
in trouble with the police brass yet again. To get him
out of town, they send him up to San Paulo to do a
background investigation on a murder victim.
Unfortunately, his enemies follow him. That's
unfortunate for his enemies, of course. Callahan also
finds himself falling for a mysterious woman (Sondra
Locke) who's actually the killer in the case he's
The film was shot on location in San Francisco and Santa
SUDDEN IMPACT was actress Sondra Locke's last costarring
role with Clint Eastwood.
Albert Popwell, who plays Harry's friend Horace, played
villains in the three previous Harry Callahan
movies--DIRTY HARRY, MAGNUM FORCE, and THE ENFORCER.
"Go ahead. Make my day."--Harry Callahan
(Clint Eastwood) goads an armed thug.
"We're not just gonna let you walk out of
"Who's 'we,' sucker?"--armed robber.
"Smith, Wesson, and me."--Harry!!
- Attractive Retail Box
Genre: Action/Adventure, Action, Thieves,
Vengeance, Essential Cinema
Bradford Dillman, Clint Eastwood, Pat Hingle, Sondra
- Directed By:
- Release Information:
- Studio: Warner Home Video
- Theatrical Release Date: December
- DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
- Run Time: 117 minutes
- Production Company: Warner Home
- Package Type: Snap Case
- Clint Eastwood Collection
- DVD Features:
Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only).
This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other
- Aspect Ratio(s):
- Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
- Available Audio Tracks:
- English (Dolby Digital 5.1
- French (Mono)
English and French
- Available Subtitles: English,
French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai,
- Closed Captioned:
- Bonus Features:
- All New Digital Transfer
- Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby
- Production Notes
- Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus