When a madman dubbed "The Scorpio Killer" terrorizes San Francisco, hard-boiled cop Harry Callahan -- famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement -- is tasked with hunting down the psychopath.
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- Don Siegel
- DVD and Blu-ray
- Top 100 Thrills
- Top 100 Movies nominee
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.20:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; production notes; trailer.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; audio commentary; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes featurette; promotional short; cast and crew interviews.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while this classic police thriller inspired a video game and numerous other PG-13 Hollywood cop-opera shoot-em-ups, it was intended as a very adult film, with frank swearing and occasional full-frontal nudity -- often in the context of a decadent community crawling with degeneracy and lawlessness. Violence includes bloody shootings, stabbings, and even schoolchildren threatened. For all the action, the movie doesn't exactly make police work appealing as a career path (especially the bitter last scene).
- Sexual Content
- Full-frontal female nudity with a girl victim's naked corpse and a naked lady apparently welcoming people to a sex party. Nude go-go dancers and strippers in a bar. Harry discusses a past incident involving a would-be rapist with an erection. Bare breasts when Harry interrupts a romantic interlude. A patrol past a block of San Francisco strip shows and sex parlors. Harry gets a coy proposition from a young homosexual.
- Bloody gun violence, sniper fatalities, hand-to-hand punchouts. A car wreck. Harry and other characters savagely beaten and kicked. A leg stabbing. An old man hit with a bottle. A character threatens suicide by jumping (with graphic verbal description of what the result would be).
- The f-word once. The s-word, SOB, the N-word, "bastard," "Jesus Christ," a-hole.
- Social Behavior
- Strong message of the sacrifices made by police, how underappreciated police are, and how thankless their tough jobs have become.
- Touristy element in the prominent display of San Francisco landmarks. A Coca Cola sign.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Harry and a comrade share "booze." A visit to a bar. A liquor store purchase-robbery.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it