Magnum Force

Magnum Force (1973)

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Corrected entry: The bomb planted in Harry's mailbox is set to explode when the mailbox is opened. So why does it need a timer attached to it?

mightymick

Correction: As a backup detonator.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: During the final scenes of the film, Clint Eastwood in his Ford is being tailed by a policeman on a motorcycle. The policeman pulls out his gun and fires a few shots with his right hand. The motorcycle's throttle is on the right hand side of the handlebars, but still this bloke somehow maintains speed.

Correction: Some law enforcement agencies in the US used motorbikes with a left handed throttle for such use. There are also throttle locks.

Corrected entry: During Davis' combat pistol round, we see him shoot a standup target from the target's perspective. He fires twice, but we see a second bullet hole pop out before the second shot is fired for a total of three holes from only two bullets.

Correction: The target was shot at once prior to the camera cutting to the target's perspective, so in total it was hit 3 times with 3 bullets, thus the 3 holes.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: During the final car chase, there are multiple sets of skid marks on the winding road from previous takes.

Correction: This type of "mistake" has been posted and corrected for numerous different movies. This is San Francisco, where tire tracks on the street are not entirely unusual. It isn't all that unusual to see tire tracks on the switchback part of Vermont Street, on which part of the car chase happens.

dmcreif

Continuity mistake: When Callahan is in the car with Lieutenant Briggs after they pick up the bomb they drive by the 76 service station three times in about 30 seconds.

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Question: I'm not sure if he already suspected them at the time, but why exactly did Harry want to take Davis and Sweet to arrest the gangster?

JohnShel91

Answer: Because Davis and Sweet demonstrated keen interest, skill and knowledge of firearms (particularly of Harry's .44 Magnum) when they first met. They were flattering Harry, probably in anticipation of inviting him to join their death squad. Harry was impressed and asked for them specifically, even though they were rookies, but he didn't suspect them of being the vigilante killers at that point.

Charles Austin Miller

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