Sudden Impact

1983

Action / Crime / Thriller

64
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 34943

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Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan
Camryn Manheim as Girl in Elevator
Sondra Locke as Jennifer Spencer
Pat Hingle as Chief Jannings
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23.976 fps
1hr 57 min
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1hr 57 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Mr-Fusion 6 / 10

A bitter turn for the series

For a while, "Sudden Impact" plays like a a highlight reel of Dirty Harry's signature moves. The altercations occur one after another, his superiors are pretty much meaningless, and Eastwood scowls all throughout. Forget rationalizing his actions; it's just entertaining.

Up until that second half at least, which is when things turn towards dramatic as a serial killer/revenge flick. There's still the body count, but it's not as fun as seeing Eastwood laying down larger-than-life street justice. Take that early coffee shop robbery for example; a well-staged shootout that almost brings The Man With No Name to mind. It's terrific.

6/10

Reviewed by Uriah43 5 / 10

Chasing a Killer Seeking Vengeance

In this particular film, the San Francisco detective named "Harry Callahan" (Clint Eastwood) is initially given an assignment involving a murder which took place in a car on the beach. However, due to his less- than-orthodox approach in dealing with criminals he is subsequently ordered to the small coastal town of San Paulo to pursue whatever leads he can find related to that specific investigation. Although this assignment began as a simple ploy by his supervisors to get him out of San Francisco for a while, as luck would have it another murder is then committed in San Paulo that matches the same pattern of the first crime--and leads Harry to soon realize that the killer operates somewhere in this small town! Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a pretty good film which was almost ruined by one particular scene involving a small toy car chasing Inspector Callahan all though the streets of San Francisco. While it may have been cute at first I thought it got quite ridiculous after several minutes or so. But that is just my opinion. In any case, while this wasn't a bad film by any means I didn't think it was nearly as good as the three previous films in the "Dirty Harry" series and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Average.

Reviewed by The Grand Master 7 / 10

Go ahead, make my day.

Clint Eastwood returns as Inspector Harry Callahan for the fourth time in Sudden Impact. You know what to expect when you see Harry Callahan return. It's no surprise that he does what he does best, dishing out his own unorthodox brand of justice with his Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum. Regardless, it's always great to see Clint Eastwood light up the screen as Harry Callahan and the series has always been a pleasure to watch. The Dirty Harry series has a reputation for being violent, but Sudden Impact is noticeably darker than the previous movies with some unsettling moments.

SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) yet again finds himself in hot water with his superiors, judges, the media and the mayor for breaking rules and police procedures which sees various criminals walk free from court, a crime boss suffering a heart attack, and it's also no surprise that Inspector Callahan finds himself to be a target for retribution. His superiors including Captain Briggs (Bradford Dillman who appeared as Captain McKay in The Enforcer) and Lieutenant Donnelly (Michael Currie) decide that enough is enough and assign Callahan to a sleepy coastal town named San Paulo to follow up on a homicide investigation in which a man is found shot in the groin and head in his own car. San Paolo Police Chief Lester Jannings (Pat Hingle) is far from impressed having Callahan in his town, seeing him as nothing more than a big city hotshot who has no place in his town. When further killings occur, it is revealed that the person responsible for the deaths is Jennifer Spencer (Sondra Locke). Spencer is seeking revenge against the rapists responsible for the rape of her and her sister years ago which left her sister in a vegetative state. The rapists which include Mick (Paul Drake) and Ray Parkins (Audrie J. Neenan) find out that they are being targeted for the rape that occurred years ago and seek to track down the secret vigilante before they are next. Callahan must also find the link as to who is behind the killings and why they are occurring.

It's always a pleasure to see Clint Eastwood return as his iconic character "Dirty" Harry Callahan, who although may be older but stands firm with his unorthodox ways of dealing with criminals his way. Clint Eastwood also sits in the director's chair for the only time in the Dirty Harry series. Sondra Locke (who was CLint Eastwood's partner at the time) does well as the embittered rape victim Jennifer Spencer who has vowed revenge against her rapists. We also see the return of Bradford Dillman (albeit a different character) and Albert Popwell returns for the fourth time in the Dirty Harry series as Callahan's friend Horace King. This time, Popwell plays a good guy after playing the ill fated bank robber in Dirty Harry (1971), a pimp in Magnum Force (1973), and a revolutionary leader in The Enforcer (1976).

Sudden Impact also introduces the now iconic line "Go ahead, make my day". This occurred in a stand off between Callahan and a robber, daring him to shoot his hostage. The catchphrase meant that if the hostage died, the robber would be next as Callahan would be more than happy to take him down.

Sudden Impact is a welcome addition to the Dirty Harry series, and well worth watching Clint Eastwood return as his iconic character.

7/10.

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