MAGNUM FORCE
1973, Warner Bros., 124 min, Dir: Ted Post

In what may be the best of the high-caliber franchise, Clint Eastwood returns as “Dirty” Harry Callahan, a San Francisco cop who carries an imposing .44 magnum. This time he’s on the trail of traffic cops (including David Soul, Tim Matheson and Robert Urich) turned vigilantes. John Milius and Michael Cimino penned the taut script.


THE EIGER SANCTION
1975, Universal, 123 min, Dir: Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood plays art history scholar and professional mountain climber - and one-time assassin! - Jonathan Hemlock, who is blackmailed into coming out of retirement for one last job. Infiltrating a professional mountain-climbing team to find his target, Hemlock joins forces with his old friend and fellow climber Ben Bowman (George Kennedy). Spectacular photography, riveting set pieces and a pair of terrific performances by Eastwood and Kennedy anchor this incredibly entertaining action epic.


PALE RIDER
1985, Warner Bros., 115 min, USA, Dir: Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood produced, directed and starred in this taut Western, one of the most successful of the 1980s. A group of California prospectors are harassed by a powerful mine owner until a mysterious stranger known only as “Preacher” (Eastwood) rides into town to help defend them. With evocative cinematography by Bruce Surtees and solid supporting performances from Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress and Chris Penn.


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