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November 26, 2012

10 of the Best: Dirty Harry One-liners

  • 1. I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
  • 2. When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher’s knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross!
  • 3. Harry Callahan: You know those guys? Early Smith: They came through the Academy after me. They stick together like flypaper, you know? Everybody thought they were queer for each other. Harry Callahan: Tell you something. If the rest of you could shoot like them, I wouldn’t care if the whole damn department was queer.
  • 4. The Mayor: Well let’s have it. Harry Callahan: Have what? The Mayor: A report! What have you been doing? Harry Callahan: Well, for the past three quarters of an hour I’ve been sitting on my ass in your outer office waiting on you!
  • 5. Chief: Callahan? You willing to take the money to him? Harry Callahan: When will you people stop messing around with this guy? He’s gotta be stopped now! The Mayor: He’s got a busload of kids and I can’t take that chance. I gave my word of honor on it and he will not be molested! That’s a direct order, Callahan! Harry Callahan: Well, you can just get yourself another delivery boy.
  • 6. Go ahead, make my day.
  • 7. Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot!
  • 8. Harry Callahan: Personnel? That’s for assholes! Capt McKay: I was in Personnel for ten years. Harry Callahan: Yeah.
  • 9. Mustapha: You really are a dirty bastard, ain’t you, Harry? Harry Callahan: The dirtiest.
  • 10. Lt. Al Bressler: [on phone as Harry enters] Hey Harry, I’m just talking to… [Harry drops a defused bomb on Al’s desk] Lt. Al Bressler: Jesus Christ! Harry Callahan: Give him my best…

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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