This pop culture phenomenon has been hugely influential in cop and action films. This is what got Clint Eastwood into mainstream action and helped solidify his career. The movie on its own is just purely entertaining and fun. The action is at a good pace and keeps its tempo throughout the film. Eastwood is fantastic as Harry Callahan who is a cop that will break all of the rules to get justice. This film set the bar for action, adventure cop films and is especially good because of its sick, sadistic, and evil villain. This is one of those times where I found myself actually wanting to jump into the screen and kill the villain. The movie is hugely intense and keeps its balance with keeping its intensity and still not being to dark. The series of films to follow would later become huge blockbuster successes but none of them would top the original, "Dirty Harry." "Go ahead, make my day." This is a thrill to watch.