Film-Tech Cinema Systems
Film-Tech Forum


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | my password | register | search | faq & rules | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Film-Tech Forum   » Community   » The Afterlife   » The Enforcer (1976) VHS Review

   
Author Topic: The Enforcer (1976) VHS Review
Peter Berrett
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 602
From: Victoria, Australia
Registered: Nov 2000


 - posted 10-06-2002 07:46 AM      Profile for Peter Berrett   Author's Homepage   Email Peter Berrett   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The third in the series, this film lacks any kind of message. Rather its value lies in reprising the action/sarcasm formula of the first two films.

Tyne Daly provides an interesting twist as Harry's police partner but at times is unconvincing in being totally green.

A classic bit of dialogue in this film is as follows:

Harry: Alright, I'm standing on the street corner and Mrs. Grey there comes up and propositions me. She says if I come home with her, for five dollars she'll put on an exhibition with a Shetland pony.
Mrs. Grey: If this is your idea of humor, Inspector...!
Examiner: Alright, what are you trying to do here Callahan?
Harry: I'm just trying to find out if anybody in this room knows what the hell law's being broken- besides cruelty to animals.

Classic sarcasm indeed.

I rather enjoyed the shots of Alcatraz as well. If there is one common thread in both What's Up Doc and the Dirty Harry films it is that they showcase what a pretty city San Francisco is. I was there two years ago and ejoyed it very much. Mind you I didn't go into the Tenderloin!

Verdict: Not as thought provoking as the first two but still quite entertaining. I gave it 70%.

cheers Peter


 |  IP: Logged

Ray Brown
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 111
From: Dayton, WA, USA
Registered: Sep 2002


 - posted 10-06-2002 02:10 PM      Profile for Ray Brown   Author's Homepage   Email Ray Brown   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Harry: I'm just trying to find out if anybody in this room knows what the hell law's being broken- besides cruelty to animals.

That was one of my favorite lines in that movie.

 |  IP: Logged



All times are Central (GMT -6:00)  
Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:



Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.3.1.2

The Film-Tech Forums are designed for various members related to the cinema industry to express their opinions, viewpoints and testimonials on various products, services and events based upon speculation, personal knowledge and factual information through use, therefore all views represented here allow no liability upon the publishers of this web site and the owners of said views assume no liability for any ill will resulting from these postings. The posts made here are for educational as well as entertainment purposes and as such anyone viewing this portion of the website must accept these views as statements of the author of that opinion and agrees to release the authors from any and all liability.

© 1999-2018 Film-Tech Cinema Systems, LLC. All rights reserved.