10 Most Iconic Moments In The Dirty Harry Franchise | ScreenRant

There is no cop quite like Dirty Harry. Here are the 10 most iconic moments from Clint Eastwood's franchise.

10 Most Iconic Moments In The Dirty Harry Franchise | ScreenRant

There are countless cop movies out there, but few movie cops are as iconic as Dirty Harry. Over the course of five films, Harry Callahan was the toughest cop on the streets of San Francisco and the movies gave star Clint Eastwood the most famous role of his career.

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Harry was not an easy character to love but his tendency to play by his own rules and take justice into his own hands was pretty entertaining. While the series wrapped up over thirty years ago, there are still plenty of great moments to look back on. Here are the most iconic moments in the Dirty Harry franchise.

10 Target Practice (Magnum Force)

Magnum Force is the second film in the series and one of the better entries, thanks largely to its intriguing story. When criminals start getting executed on the streets, Harry is forced to confront some police that may be more reckless with the law than even he is.

Harry finds himself suspecting one of the hotshot rookies on the force may be behind the killings. While participating in a sharpshooter competition, Harry uses the opportunity to check the ballistics of the cop's bullets with those of the murders. It is one of the rare moments of Harry really investigating.

9 Jim Carrey's Cameo (The Dead Pool)

The Dead Pool is the final Dirty Harry movie and centers around a game that is played betting on which celebrities will die next. However, someone takes the game too far and starts murdering the celebrities.

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The first victim is Johnny Squares, a drug-addicted rocker played by a then-unknown Jim Carrey. Lip-syncing to Guns N' Roses and dancing around, Carrey shows off the physical comedy that would eventually make him a star. The brief role also hints at his dramatic talents as this desperate and out-of-control man.

8 Taking Out Scorpio (Dirty Harry)

The first Dirty Harry movie based its story around the murders of the infamous Zodiac killer who was still at large in San Francisco at the time of the film's release. The killer is known as Scorpio in the film and randomly targets innocent people while taunting the police with his letters.

After narrowly missing the opportunity to put Scorpio behind bars, Harry is not willing to let him escape again. After Scorpio hijacks a school bus, Harry hunts him down and gives him his famous line "Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" before blowing him away.

7 Siege On Alcatraz (The Enforcer)

The third film in the series, The Enforcer, finds Harry taking on a fake radical group committing crimes around the city. Their boldest crime comes at the end when they take their mayor hostage and hide out at the abandoned Alcatraz prison.

Unwilling to meet their demands, Harry and his partner head to the island and rescue the mayor but Harry's partner is killed in the process. As the gang's ringleader tries to hide out in the guard's tower, Harry takes a bazooka and destroys the whole tower.

6 Taking Out Mick (Sudden Impact)

Mick in Sudden Impact is perhaps the vilest villain in the series. He is the sadistic member of a gang that participated in a brutal assault on two innocent women. Give how grotesque he is, the audience is just waiting for him to get his comeuppance.

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That moment finally comes when Harry hunts Mick down in a waterfront fair. With Mick on an elevated platform, Harry blasts him with his gun, sending him falling several stories down where he is impaled on a merry-go-round ride.

5 Talking To The Jumper (Dirty Harry)

The very first film in the series shows audiences how Harry is a tough-as-nails cop who takes a very unorthodox approach to police work. This includes one scene in which Harry tries to talk down a man threatening to jump from a building ledge.

Harry takes a crane up to talk to the man face-to-face but instead of offering comforting words to the man, Harry keeps talking about how much of a mess the man will leave once he jumps. Eventually, the man forgets about jumping and just tries to beat Harry up.

4 Police Raid (Magnum Force)

As Harry attempts to smoke out the murderous cops in his midst, his superiors decide a local crime boss is responsible. As the cops prepare to go in for the arrest, the crooked cops tip-off the crime boss that they'll be attacked by a rival gang disguised as cops.

The result is a brutal and chaotic shootout that ranks among the franchise's best action sequences, especially with Eastwood's impressive stunt of riding on the hood of a car.

3 Mini Car Chase (The Dead Pool)

Humor is not something that the Dirty Harry series is known for, but The Dead Pool does embrace the sillier side of these movies with mixed results. However, one great moment comes when the villain uses an explosive remote-control car to chase Harry.

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It is a lot of fun seeing this genuinely thrilling car chase between a full-sized car and a small toy. As the chase goes through the streets of San Francisco, it feels reminiscent of the iconic chase in Bullitt.

2 "Go Ahead, Make My Day" (Sudden Impact)

Harry Callahan is a man of few words, but he does have a couple of iconic movie lines to his name. One of his best comes in Sudden Impact when Harry finds himself in the middle of a diner being robbed.

Harry does what he does best and guns down all the assailants, except for one. The lone crook grabs a hostage as Harry aims his gun. The two men have a standoff before Harry growls, "Go ahead, make my day." The crook thinks better of his plan and surrenders.

1 "Well, Do Ya Punk?" (Dirty Harry)

Harry seems to have a knack for finding himself in bad situations. This is clearly seen in the very first movie when Harry innocently goes to get a hotdog and instead has to foil a bank robbery.

After gunning down most of the suspects, Harry takes aim at the last man who reaches for his gun. Calmly, Harry makes the man question if Harry's gun is empty or if there's one more in the chamber. He says the crook needs to ask himself one question, '"Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"

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Dynasty: 5 Best And 5 Worst Couples, Ranked | ScreenRant

BBC's reboot of the Dynasty series is full of complicated characters, so it never gets boring. Here are the best and worst couples on the show.

Dynasty: 5 Best And 5 Worst Couples, Ranked | ScreenRant

The BBC's reboot of Dynasty has become quite popular, despite the decision to take the show in a different direction rather than its original. One of the more innovative sides of the reboot is the introduction of new characters, such as Liam Ridley, and how they handled and rewrote the pre-existing relationships of the show.

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The way the characters interact with one another never gets boring, which is why their relationships are always entertaining to watch. The series has, indeed, plenty of new and interesting relationships, some being healthy and others being quite toxic. Keep reading below to find out more about the best and worst couples of the show.

10 Worst: Blake And Cristal Flores

In the first season, Blake Carrington and Cristal Flores used to be iconic and pivotal. They started as a happily married couple. The two of them, however, differ too much in morals and behavior, as Cristal wanted justice for Culhane's father, but Blake only cared about saving his face and making money.

She eventually asked for a divorce, but he always refused to sign. Introducing her to the Carringtons led to her death, therefore, he ruined her life.

9 Best: Blake And Cristal Jennings

At the start of season 2, the second Cristal seems to be similar to Flores and, therefore, incompatible with Blake. Nevertheless, as Cristal tries to help him get over his previous wife's death and become a better person, they fall in love with each other.

This Cristal goes along with Blake's evil schemes and stratagems: even her family can't impede their relationship, as she chooses Blake over anyone else, every time. They might be terrible people, but they're a strong and lasting couple.

8 Worst: Fallon And Culhane

Although he used to be her first love and main love interest, Fallon and Culhane managed their relationship in a bad way. They started with a strong physical attraction and went through many problems before starting to officially date. Culhane has been mean to Fallon: he dated her best friend out of a whim, gave her a hard time even when she kept apologizing for not yet defining him her boyfriend, and lied to her as he started working for Ada Stone.

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They did care and love each other, but their relationship was consumed and wasted. Perhaps because of their differences, it wasn't real love.

7 Best: Kirby And Adam

Even though their relationship is new and Adam hides a dark past that no one yet knows about, Kirby Anders and Adam Carrington are an unexpected but interesting couple.

They have both had troubles integrating with the Carringtons and they were almost like two outcasts. Now that their situations have improved, their chemistry seems genuine and true. Moreover, they haven't been toxic to each other - unlike many other couples on the show.

6 Worst: Alexis And Jeff

Although their marriage started as a business deal and an alliance against Blake, Alexis eventually developed real feelings for Jeff.

The creepiest thing about their relationship is that Jeff Colby, before becoming Alexis' husband, used to be her niece and her daughter's ex-fianceè. She partially raised him, taking care of him as her son. It's the second time that she gets in a relationship that's close to incest. Jeff doesn't even seem to reciprocate her feelings.

5 Best: Cristal And Matthew

Their relationship wasn't fully displayed in the show, nevertheless, in the first season, the most romantic and true relationship was Cristal Flores and Matthew Blaisdel's. Matthew cheated on his wife to date Cristal, however, he was planning on leaving Claudia until she faked a mental health problem that convinced him to stay by her side.

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Things did not end well for them, but Cristal was happier with Matthew than Blake, and Matthew was happier with Cristal than Claudia.

4 Worst: Fallon And Jeff

Fallon Carrington and Jeff Colby's relationship was wrong on all levels. At first, they had chemistry, shared the same interests, and the fact that Jeff liked her since his teenage years made it sweeter. However, it is later revealed that he was planning on marrying her to obtain the company they had built together and get revenge for the past actions of the Carringtons.

Fallon reciprocally and successfully tried to use their marriage as a business move. In the end, Blake confessed they are cousins, making it the most disgusting relationship on the show.

3 Best: Fallon And Liam

Liam Ridley is a new character in the Dynasty world, however, he's managed to get the public's approval and win Fallon's heart in a way Culhane never could. He is, indeed, one of the biggest reasons they split up before the wedding (besides the aforementioned problems).

Once they've officially started dating, Liam and Fallon became the happiest and probably healthiest couple on the show, quickly rushing into a marriage proposal. They always respect and support each other.

2 Worst: Steven And Ted

Steven Carrington and Ted Tinard's relationship was quite toxic and harmful: the two of them shared a passion for heavy drugs and, instead of helping each other quit and get better, they progressively nourished each other's addiction.

Their early relationship wasn't displayed in the show, but they unsuccessfully try getting back together a couple of times until Steven settles down with Sam.

1 Best: Steven And Sam

Sammy Jo and Steven had the most iconic and genuine relationship of the whole series. Due to the exit of James Mackay, the actor that portrays Steven, the show had to move on from their love story, since the Carrington boy no longer is one of the main characters of the show.

Nevertheless, their relationship was the sweetest and most loved by the public among all: their love used to be pure and genuine, indeed, they used to have big plans for the future. Their break-up (and losing Steven) certainly was one of the show's biggest losses.

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