Sudden Impact :- Watch Sudden Impact on Youtube on Fire, A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. “Dirty” Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case. Possibly the weakest of the Dirty Harry quintuplets, directed by Eastwood and co-starring Mrs Eastwood (at the time), the talented but under-utilised Sondra Locke who plays a sort of female Charles Bronson a la “Death Wish”. If you look beyond the Dirty Harry brand, this violent revenge flick is really not unlike many others of its ilk that were briefly in vogue in the early eighties (“I Spit on Your Grave”, “Ms. 45” et al). If you’re familiar with those pictures, then you’ll know what to expect from “Sudden Impact”. Eastwood is essentially a bystander, although he does have the pre-title sequence to dispatch a few nincompoops and to remind us that Harry Callahan has lost none of his zest for life in the intervening seven year itch since “The Enforcer”. Interesting cast appear mostly in cameos, aside from corrupt cop Pat Hingle, veterans Mara Corday, Bradford Dillman, Michael V.Gazzo, Nick Dmitri and Carmen Argenziano beef up the talent, while Albert Popwell makes it four different characters in each of the Dirty Harry films to this point. Unremarkable picture, very much a vestige of the early 80’s fusion of police action and urban thriller. The vigilante has long held a fascination for audiences, inasmuch as it evokes a sense of swift, sure justice; good triumphs over evil and the bad guy gets his deserts. It is, in fact, one of the things that has made the character of Dirty Harry Callahan (as played by Clint Eastwood) so popular. He carries a badge and works within the law, but at heart, Harry is a vigilante, meting out justice `his’ way, which often puts him in conflict with his own superiors, as well as the criminals he’s pursuing.
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Release: 9 December 1983 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle