Showed my wife Dirty Harry this past week

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  1. Smaug

    Smaug Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    SE Wisconsin
    I showed her the first movie last year, she was like: “Meh.”

    This past week I cashed in my turn to pick a movie, and it was Magnum Force. She rolled her eyes and accepted her fate. To her surprise, she loved it.

    The next night was her choice, and she asked if we could watch another one. Naturally, The Enforcer was watched. Then yesterday was Sudden Impact and tonight was The Dead Pool. She says she likes them all except Dirty Harry. She’s sad there’s no more.

    These days, they’re rebooting everything, having completely run out of new ideas. Maybe it’s time for a Dirty Harry reboot?

    What other cop movies from that era can hold a candle to Dirty Harry?

    Do your wives like the Dirty Harry movies? For those of you who remember the early 70s, what do you remember about the movies when they came out and their impact on the culture of the time?


    By the way, did you guys notice that they’re making Automags again? Some sharp entrepreneur has bought up all the frames he could find, improved everything else and is now selling them for $3600-3800 each., I think. If I had the dough, I’d get one and start making some brass and see about a die set. (Brass is made by trimming down 30-06 or 308)
  2. Mk-211

    Mk-211 Member

    Dec 28, 2019
    Have you watched Bosch?

    Great series, it's now on Freevee, you have to start at season one to understand what's going on. I think season 8 is coming soon. Main character is named Harry.

    Has she seen, a fist full of dollars, for a few dollars more, the good the bad and the ugly? What about, The Outlaw Josey Wales? High plains drifter...

    Give her a pistol and a hat and she'll want to be a cowgirl!
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2022
  3. Pat Riot
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    Pat Riot Contributing Member

    May 21, 2015
    West Virginia
    I love the Harry Callahan movies. Don’t forget “The Dead Pool”. Another good one.
    I always thought his revolver “the most powerful handgun in the world” was super cool but I never really cared for firing hand cannons once I started noticing my wrist bothering me so I never purchased a .44 Magnum. However, I did get myself a model 25 a couple of years ago. I already had .45 Colt SA revolvers so it wasn’t like I was starting over with a new cartridge.
    Besides, for years I have been convinced they used a model 25 in all the promotional photos and graphics for the movie anyway. Bigger bore = more bada**! :D


    Forgot to add this: the business end of my 25-15

  4. Remington1911

    Remington1911 Member

    Feb 23, 2022

    Please no reboot, it would be horrid. I don't think I could do a Dirty Hailey, where "she" is a gender fluid vegan out against the toxic white male dominated world.
    KevininPa, SeanSw, 1KPerDay and 5 others like this.
  5. sparkyv

    sparkyv Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    Deepinnaheartta, Texas
    I resemble that remark...please, NOOOOOOO!
    RetiredUSNChief likes this.
  6. Robert

    Robert Administrator Staff Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Texan by birth, in Colorado cause I hate humidity
    A couple of sentences or pics in a thread that is clearly about movies or TV shows does not make the thread on topic for THR. THR is a firearms forum that has a very specific focus of responsible firearms ownership, defense of the second amendment and all topics must be firearms related. Movies and tv shows, no matter how good or how many guns are in them, do not meet that requirement.
    Mal H, .308 Norma and RetiredUSNChief like this.
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