Magnum Force

Audio problem: When Callahan gets out of his car to stake out the robbery, he shuts the car door, and the sound of the door closing is heard after the door is shut.

Audio problem: When Harry is talking with the crime scene technician, they are looking at the bullet trajectory in the pimp's car and a distinct female sneeze and cough can be heard in the background.

Continuity mistake: Motorcycles used by traffic officers throughout the movie are Moto Guzzi V7 850. In the scene on the docks, two officers arrive on Moto Guzzis, but the moment they ride up the narrow ramp, they suddenly ride Triumph Bonnevilles. The two Triumphs are slightly different. Trained eyes can tell that the traffic cop and Callahan use them interchangeably, switching back and forth a few times. (01:45:45 - 01:52:55)

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Lieutenant Briggs: Suppose they panic and start shooting?
Harry Callahan: Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot!

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Trivia: Clint Eastwood was initially asked to direct, but declined. Ted Post, who had previously directed Eastwood in Hang 'Em High, stepped into the director's seat. However, interviews with Eastwood have indicated that he and second unit director Buddy Van Horn actually directed more of this movie than Post did, due to a number of creative differences. Eastwood and Van Horn would go on to direct the final two entries in the Dirty Harry series, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool, respectively.

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Question: I understand the concept of spelling mistakes and an editor accidentally missing them, especially for an unknown actor's name. But how did "Callahan" end up getting misspelled when it was spelled correctly in the first film? Has any reason been given? Or if there someone with general knowledge of how end credits are produced, is there no editor?

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Chosen answer: The error didn't necessarily start with the makers of the credits. It could have crept into the process at any point. Whoever typed up the names to give them to the technicians who made the credits could have misspelled the name.

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