Dirty Harry

Other mistake: Due to the way the opening titles were created, likely with an optical printer on plastic or glass, dust or other particles are very visible when they fade into the shot.

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Other mistake: According to the big photograph in their respective offices Bressler and the DA share the same pair of little daughters. (00:17:05 - 01:10:10)

NancyFelix

Other mistake: When Callahan is going to deliver the yellow bag containing the money to Scorpio, he tapes a knife to his leg with sellotape. However, later when he uses the knife to stab Scorpio in the leg, there is no sellotape on his leg.

Other mistake: In the beginning credits of the movie, we see Harry Callahan approaching the swimming pool where the girl was shot. Next we can see some blood in the water of the pool. By the time Callahan gets there, the blood should have diffused already.

Other mistake: When Inspectors Calahan and Gonzalez, the chief of police and Lieutenant Bressler are planning the nighttime sting, Gonzalez asks how the rest of the group knows Scorpio will enter the one particular rooftop. The chief of police advises Gonzalez that criminals have behavior patterns. In an earlier point in the film, Gonzalez states he has a bachelor's degree in Sociology. Although profiling and criminology often are studied under psychology, he should at least know how people behave and interact as sociology is the study of patterns of social relationships and people.

jayse10024

Continuity mistake: During the scene on the football pitch where Callahan is torturing Scorpio to force him to say where the kidnapped girl is, there are several shots as if from Callahan's viewpoint. As the camera switches between the two characters, the white painted lines on the pitch mysteriously move or even vanish underneath Scorpio. (01:06:50)

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De Georgio: Morning, Harry.
Harry Callahan: Morning, fatso. Bressler wants to see you.
De Georgio: You're a sweet man, Harry.

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Trivia: When Harry is being run all over town by Scorpio, he passes a wall which bears the graffiti "Kyle", the name of Clint Eastwood's son.

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Question: When Harry delivered his famous "do you feel lucky" monologue at the start, did he know his gun was empty? And when he repeated it at the end, did he know the gun was loaded?

MikeH

Answer: He certainly knew at the start, which is why he felt confident in pointing the gun at the (disarmed) robber and pulling the trigger. Harry knew he was bluffing, but passed it off so well the robber wasn't sure. At the end of the film, again, he knew he had one bullet left and wanted to bait Scorpio into attacking him, giving him an excuse to fire.

Chosen answer: That question is the entire point of the first scene. You're meant to wonder whether he knew or not. At the end of the film, you're given the impression he does know, and is hoping the killer will attack him, giving him an excuse to fire.

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