Chandler’s Trailers: “Magnum Force” (1973)

0000magnum1   The adventures of San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan continue in Ted Post’s “Magnum Force”; a film in which the enthusiasm for gratuitous bloodshed and mayhem actually rises appreciably from the standard set by Don Siegel’s 1971 “Dirty Harry”, along with a contradictory message against vigilantiism which seems in direct contrast to the startlingly high kill count of Eastwood’s homicide investigator. 

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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1 Response to Chandler’s Trailers: “Magnum Force” (1973)

  1. beetleypete says:

    I never got why he was bothered by the police killing off the bad guys.
    It was right up his street, surely?
    Regards from England. Pete.

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